Shannon International River Basin District Project
Dept. of Environment, Community and Local Government
RPS was commissioned by the Dept. of Environment, Community, and Local Government as lead consultant on the Shannon River Basin District Project.
A multi-disciplinary approach was adopted, with specialist project teams addressing specific areas of interest while maintaining communication with other teams and stakeholders, under the coordination of an overall project core team.
The project included
extensive data collection
characterisation of the district, it’s waters, pressures and physical characteristics
establishment of WFD-compliant monitoring programmes
establishment of the status of all waters in the district;
assessment and classification of heavily modified water bodies
development of clear objectives for water bodies and a programme of measures to achieve these objectives
development of River Basin Management Plans
development of an environmental management system
Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Directive Assessment
significant stakeholder consultation and public participation.