Action Plan For Mid West Waterways

The Mid West Regional Authority (MWRA) has been allocated €192,000 under an EU funded programme to promote the environmental protection and economic development of the Mid West Region’s principal waterways, including Lough Derg, the West Clare coastline, the River Shannon and the Shannon Estuary.

  • The Authority has been tasked with developing a regional policy tool aimed at ensuring that the future planning and development of rivers and waters in counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary is compliant with the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
  • The objectives of the WFD are to protect all high status waters, prevent further deterioration of all waters and to restore degraded surface and ground waters to good status by 2015.

Public agencies involved in the management of river territories in the Mid-West region include Limerick City and County Councils, Clare County Council, North Tipperary County Council, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Waterways Ireland, the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board, the ESB, the Office of Public Works and the Shannon-Foynes Port Company.