Catchment Excellence – A local solution to a global problem
The critical connection between addressing the global water crisis and addressing the climate emergency is unquestionable. It is likely that we will feel the impact of climate change most profoundly through water and these problems manifest in food production, human health, sustainable business operations, energy production and extreme weather events.
In Ireland, the EPA have highlighted that almost half our surface waters are in an unsatisfactory condition with water quality declining and getting worse. The need to take action on protecting our precious water resources has never been more critical and a 2022 pilot has demonstrated how local communities working in collaboration with business can be a key part of the solution.