South Western River Basin District Project


South Western River Basin District Project

Dept. of Environment, Community and Local Government

RPS and Mott MacDonald Pettit were commissioned by the Dept. of Environment, Community, and Local Government as consultant on the South Western 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

legislative review

characterisation of the district, it’s waters, pressures and physical characteristics

development of a database of municipal and industrial point source pressures

application of cost effectiveness analysis in relation to certain measures

establishment of a WFD-compliant monitoring programme

establishment of the status of all waters in the district;

development of clear objectives 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.