5:30pm - 6:45pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Northern Ireland branch

Event description

The 2022 Bathing Water results showed the highest ever number of Northern Ireland's bathing waters to have met the best possible standard of ‘Excellent’.

The improvement in the number of bathing waters reaching the ‘Excellent’ standard is a result of the effective partnership working between various stakeholders.

This webinar, presented by DAERA, AFBI and NI Water, will illustrate the work being undertaken by these key stakeholders to support improvements in water quality such that all Northern Ireland’s bathing waters can reach the best possible standard.

The speakers will discuss bathing water quality over the years, the role of microbial source tracking (MST), how capital upgrades in wastewater infrastructure are supporting improvements and will consider what is next for our bathing waters, including the bathing water review and predictive modelling.

Part of the CIWEM Environmental Quality & Pollution digital series.

Register for 22 March 2023

About the speakers

Claire Vincent

Claire Vincent is a deputy director within the Marine and Fisheries Division of DAERA. As a marine science graduate, she has been working in the area of coastal water quality for 30 years. Claire is also a member of CIWEM, and past-Chair of the Northern Ireland branch. As a keen year-round sea swimmer, she has a strong vested interest in this topic.

Karen Lindsay

Karen Lindsay is a Chartered Environmentalist with 17 years’ experience in the water industry including environmental regulation and analytical services. Karen has worked in the wastewater and waste regulation team in Northern Ireland Water since 2010 and her current role is wastewater and waste deputy manager. As part of the role Karen manages Bathing Water reports and queries.

Cathy Brooks

Details to follow shortly...

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Orla Crothers at Orla.Crothers@niwater.com.

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