Screening of 'The Story of Water' held in IT Carlow as part of Engineers Week

A special screening of Irish Water's eye opening documentary 'The Story of Water' was held at the Haughton Building in IT Carlow yesterday as part of the utility's Engineer's Week celebrations. KCLR 96 FM were also in attendance and broadcast a special live edition of 'The Way It Is' show directly after the screening. The show was presented by John Purcell, deputising for an under the weather Sue Nunn, who was also audible in certain parts of the show having visited Troyswood Water Treatment plant in Kilkenny and Myshall Wastewater treatment plant in Carlow earlier in the week. The live radio show mirrored the contents of the documentary discussing water and wastewater issues in the context of Carlow and Kilkenny. Experts from Irish Water, Kilkenny and Carlow County Councils discussed water production and quality, maintaining our supply, leakage, conservation, wastewater and our connection with water. Those in attendance and indeed listening on the radio got a flavour of the day to day life of an engineer and also the size and scale of the challenge facing Irish Water in terms of bringing Ireland's water and wastewater networks and assets to satisfactory levels.

The live broadcast featured a wide variety of speakers from Irish Water, Carlow and Kilkenny County Councils who work closely with Irish Water to operate and maintain water and wastewater services in both counties and also from Vesi, who "deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that are socially, economically and environmentalyy coherent". The event was hosted by IT Carlow represented by Jer Keohane, lecturer in Civil Engineering at Carlow IT.

Who were the participants?

The participants included, John Dempsey, Mark O'Duffy, James O'Toole, Dr. Brian Deegan, Jim Fitzgerald, Lisa Cogan, Diane Carroll, Catherine Rice, Richard O'hEadhra, Eoin Morton, Aisling Buckley and Colm Ward from Irish Water. Tim Butler, John Ormonde and Damian Knox represented Kilkenny County Council, while Michael O'Toole and Jim Byrne featured on behalf of Carlow County Council. Dr. Caolan Harrington, who's father Dr. Rory Harringtion who featured in the documentary represented Vesi.

The Story of Water can be viewed by clicking here.


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