The European Union Water Policy Regulations
The European Union (Water Policy) Regulations 2014 places new obligations on Local Authorities in coordinating the catchment management and public participation elements of the Water Framework Directive. It assigns responsibility to Local Authorities for regional coordination, public participation, and support to the Minister and the EPA in the development and implementation of the River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) and Programme of Measures (POMs).
The Local Authority Waters and Communities Office (LAWCO) has been established by Local Authorities to promote public awareness, participation and knowledge sharing in the development of the River Basin Management Plan and Programme of Measures. LAWCO will coordinate the implementation of the Plan and Programme of Measures by Local Authorities, public authorities, sectoral interests and community groups.
For further information on any of these please contact the Local Authority Water and Communities Office. Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
T 0761 06 5262