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 this critical infrastructure for the North West region.

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, as well as finding out more about upcoming CIWEM events and activities.

The event will be of interest to those working in the water and environmental sector in Ireland.

Part of the CIWEM Environmental Quality & Pollution series.

Register for 28 April 2023


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

09:00 am - 09:30 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

Brian Deegan, PhD | Environmental and Ecological Assessment Specialist & Asset Strategy Biodiversity Lead | Uisce Eireann

Aedín McAdams | Research Student | Trinity College Dublin

Gerry Baker, PGeo, EurGeol, MSc, BA | Associate Hydrogeologist | ARUP

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

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

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

Booking and joining information

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

Bookings and payment will be taken by Engineers Ireland.

Please contact Sinéad Quinn-Phillips, Engineers Ireland at sinead@engineersireland.ie or on telephone number 08710 94839 if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

Ticket prices

Tickets cost €25 per person. Engineers Ireland should choose members rate and other attendees should choose non-member rate when booking.

Please note the spaces are limited on the site visit and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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

The conference will take place at the Atlantic Technological University Sligo, Ash Lane, Ballytivnan, Sligo, F91 YW50. Also, this will be meeting place in the morning for those going on the site visit. Bus transfers have been arranged to bring delegates to and from Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant.

Personal Protective Equipment, PPE

For the site visit, 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, so please indicate that you will need PPE provided on the day when you register.

Travelling to the venue

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

By Train

Mac Diarmada, Sligo railway station is at Knappagh Road, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo. Iarnród Éireann trains run an intercity service from Dublin Connolly railway station to Mac Diarmada, Sligo Railway Station for those coming from the capital.

By Bus

Sligo bus station is at Lord Edward Street, Knappagh Road Sligo F91 AW02. Bus routes 982, S1 & S2 run between Sligo Railway station and ATU.

By foot | cycle

ATU is 28 minutes’ walk from Mac Diarmada, Sligo railway station or 7 minutes cycle ride.

By car

If you are coming by car, please consider sharing the journey with others to reduce your environmental footprint.

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