6:30pm - 8:30pm


Maldron Hotel, 98 – 107 Pearse Street, Dublin, D02 RK37 Ireland


Free to attend

Event description

The CIWEM Republic of Ireland branch invites you to their evening lecture using the Kerry Central Water Supply Scheme (WSS) project as a case study of delivering critical infrastructure under environmental constraints.

Kerry Central WSS was completed in 2019. It is amongst the largest water treatment plants in the country, supplying 62,000 people and capable of providing over 51ml of water per day. Surrounded by sensitive receptors including the Macgillycuddy Reeks and Caragh River SAC and in one of the most beautiful areas of our country, this project faced significant challenges. The scheme was developed and constructed in a manner to protect, and enhance this environment, while providing drinking water of a quality to meet and exceed the highest standards set out in the EU Drinking Water Directive.

This lecture will provide an overview of the project and of the various environmental challenges and constraints encountered and how these challenges were met.

About the speakers

Andrew Driver

Andrew is contracts director at Glan Agua Ltd and is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has over 18 years’ experience in construction and civil engineering projects. He has extensive experience in successful design and build project delivery, estimating, procurement and project management, including managing major design and build projects of water and wastewater treatment facilities from initial design inception to completion, as well as roads and bridges. Currently he is leading project delivery teams within the Irish Water sector.

Gavin Reilly

Gavin is an associate director at Nicholas O'Dwyer Ltd and has 20 years’ experience in the delivery of major water services programmes and projects in Ireland, the Middle East and Africa. He has specialist engineering knowledge and experience and has acted as Programme / Project Delivery Manager on many significant projects for Irish Water and international clients.

Booking information

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking on, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

Please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

If you have any queries, please contact Anna Murphy, amurphy@nodwyer.com.

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 sustainable means of transport possible.

The Maldron Hotel is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from College Green and 7 minutes’ walk from Pearse Street Dart railway station. The Spencer Dock Stop on the Lucas Red Line is 12 minutes from the Spencer Dock Stop on the Lucas Red Line, with the Lucas arriving every 10 minutes during peak times. For those travelling by bus, the number 1, 15a, 15b, 47 and 77a buses serve this location.

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

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