6:00pm - 7:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Northern Ireland branch and Association for Project Management

Event description

The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL) project represents a major cross-border programme of work aimed at improving water quality in the shared waters between Northern Ireland and Ireland through enhanced wastewater treatment.

Awarded €35m under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, the four-year SWELL project involves the construction of new wastewater treatment works as well as upgrades to sewerage networks on both sides of the border to address wastewater pollution in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle.

A total of eight wastewater infrastructure upgrades, as well as catchment studies and ecosystem modelling are being carried out under SWELL within the Carlingford Lough drainage basin and the Lough Foyle drainage basin. The improvements to the wastewater assets will help contribute to raising the current EU Water Framework Directive status of ‘moderate’ to ‘good’.

The project, which is being led by NI Water working in partnership with Irish Water, the Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Loughs Agency and East Border Region, will culminate in the development of a dynamic environmental legacy model which will help water utilities and regulatory bodies on both sides of the border to identify the best approaches to achieving further improvement of overall water quality in the future.

This event will provide an insight into how this complex €35m programme of work is being effectively managed and how this cross-border partnership is utilising best practice, innovation and knowledge sharing to achieve the outputs and results of the INTERREG VA Programme. Delegates will also gain an appreciation of how the extensive modelling work is being planned and executed to develop a lasting legacy for the project.

Part of the CIWEM Wastewater and Biosolids digital series.

Register for 21 April 2021

About the speakers

Martin Gillen

Martin Gillen is SWELL Programme Lead at Northern Ireland Water.

Patrick Carty

Patrick Carty is a Project Manager at Irish Water.

Adele Boyd

Adele Boyd is a Senior Scientific Officer at Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

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 Daniel Hogan at Daniel.hogan@rpsgroup.com.

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