6:00pm - 7:30pm


The Maldron Hotel, 98 - 107 Pearse Street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, D02 RK37 Ireland


Free to attend

Event description

The CIWEM Republic of Ireland branch’s first event of 2020 will be an evening lecture on the question of safe and healthy water supply by Liam Doyle.

This presentation is about the struggle to provide healthy water supplies through the ages and looking to the future. While the challenges in the past were greatly hampered by ignorance of the causes of disease, emerging problems of a different kind face today’s water providers. The outlook for the modern world’s expectations in terms of safe drinking water is variable. Real life aspirations change depending on location, climate change effects, and so on. Indeed, a “technology” such as solar disinfection, may be the only viable solution in the near future for some parts of the world.

The historical perspective in the presentation will feature ancient civilisations including the Indus Valley and Roman empire, as well as some facts about Dublin’s early years of water supply, epidemiological work by Dr. John Snow, as well as how bacteria mobilise to cause good or harm.

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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 Ciwem.roi@gmail.com.

Further information

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 on the southside of Dublin in Pearse Street, just 5 minutes’ walk from Dublin Pearse Street railway station and 15 minutes’ walk from Dublin Connelly railway station and Busaras Central station.

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

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