8:45am - 5:00pm


Atlantic Technological University Sligo, Ash Lane, Ballytivnan, Sligo, F91 YW50 Republic of Ireland


See booking page for costs

Hosted by the CIWEM Republic of Ireland, Engineers Ireland and the Atlantic Technological University Sligo

Event description

Join the CIWEM Republic of Ireland branch along with our colleagues in Engineers Ireland water and environment division for a site visit to the Lough Talt water treatment plant in the morning and followed by a conference in the afternoon.

A bus will take us to Lough Talt for a tour of the water treatment works, where you will learn about some of the innovative solutions used in delivering critical infrastructure.

Then we will return by bus to the university for lunch and networking. The conference will be in the afternoon where delegates will hear from representatives from academia and industry on a range of topics related to water and the environment.

There will be ample opportunities throughout the day for networking and collaboration.

Part of the CIWEM Pollution series.

Register for 30 November 2022


08:45 am - 09:00 am | Meet at the Atlantic Technical University, Sligo for refreshments

09:00 am - 09:15 am | Welcome and Introductions

09:15 am - 09:45 am | Introduction to Lough Talt from Coffey | Coftec

10:00 am - 10:45 am | Bus to Lough Talt

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Lough Talt water treatment plant site visit with live Q&A

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Bus back to the Atlantic Technical University, Sligo

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm | Lunch and networking

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm | Conference

05:00pm | Close

About the speakers

Des Joyce B.Eng, C.Eng, MICE, FIEI, CMIWEM | Asset Planning Water Supply Lead and Chartered Engineer | Irish Water

Mairéad Conlon C.Eng MSc | Chartered Civil Engineer | Irish water

Dr. Fabio Bacci PhD C.WEM | Innovation Manager | Glan Agua Ltd (UK and Ireland)

Dr Salem Gharbia PhD | Lecturer in water science and Principal Investigator | Atlantic Technical University (ATU) Sligo

Dr Eithne Davis PhD | Environmental Scientist and Researcher | Atlantic Technical University (ATU) Sligo

Booking and joining information

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

Bookings and payment will be taken by Engineers Ireland.

Tickets cost €25 per person.

Student tickets are free. If you are a student, please register on the Student registration link and remember to bring your student card with you to the event.

If you have any queries about this event, please contact Darragh Hobbs at dhobbs@coftec.ie.

About the venue and getting there

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most sustainable means of transport possible.

If you do come by car, please do consider sharing your journey with others.

Delegates should meet at the Atlantic Technical University, Sligo in the morning. Bus transfers have been arranged to bring delegates to and from Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant.

Personal Protective Equipment, PPE

Delegates are kindly asked to bring their own PPE including boots, hats, hi-vis, glasses and gloves. There will be a limited amount of spare PPE on the day for anyone who needs it.

As this is an in-person event, please remain vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.

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