Following the launch of the result of Coastwatch’s annual coastal survey, a public meeting will be held Saturday 6th April in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire. The public meeting and seminar will be on Coastal Water Quality and Pollution and will take place from 9.30am – 12.30pm. It will feature a number of guest speakers and is open to the public to attend.
A number of key questions will be put forward to MEPs and councillor candidates and there will be active discussing on topics including bathing water quality and issues of wet wipes causing sewage blockages and treatment plant failures.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
9.40 am Water Quality and Public Health Issues – State of Play
Coastwatch water quality and Sanitary litter Survey results 2018 and trends – Karin Dubsky Coastwatch coordinator and Angel Duarte Campos Coastwatch technical coordinator
9.55 am Local swimmer experiences. Roselyn Shaw, Dun Laoghaire regional coordinator
10.00 am Introducing the Panel Discussion Issues with focus on recreational water users in the Dublin area: Linda O’Dwyer Coastwatch and kitesurfer representative
11.00 am SESSION IV Action to Improve Matters
Panel Discussion on Action to protect Human Health and our Environment from Water Pollution with candidates running for the European and local elections.
11-11.30 am Candidate MEPs who accepted our invite to the panel are: MEP Lynn Boylan (SF), cllr Ciarán Cuffe (cMEP- GP), SC Alex White (cMEP -L)
11.30 to 12.00 Panellists standing for council election who indicated that will participate: Justin Moylan (FF) Cllr David Healy (G) Cllr Jim Gildea (FG), Cllr Carrie Smith ( L).
This will be a very interesting discussion and if you would like to go along sign up here https://www.facebook.com/