Reimagining Irish Rivers: Working with Nature

  • Reimagining Irish Rivers: Working with Nature

This two half-day conference (coinciding with World Water Day) explores Restoration, Management, Biodiversity and River Communities and brings together the science, practices and communities invested in healthy rivers.

Session themes include:

  • Managing river flow 
  • Tackling biodiversity threats in our river catchments 
  • Catchment management through partnership working 
  • Achieving for rivers with small resources  

Speakers: Pádraic Fogarty (Irish Wildlife Trust), Hamish Moir (CBEC Ecoengineering), Conor Galvin (OPW), Fran Igoe & Ruairí Ó Conchúir (LAWPRO), Collette O’Flynn (National Biodiversity Data Centre), Brian Nelson, William Cormacan/Sam Birch (National Parks & Wildlife Service); Alan Cullagh (IFI), Dan Turner (The Rivers Trust), Fran Giaquinto (Indep. Consultant), Donal Sheehan, Carol Quish, Maura Walsh, Eoin Kinsella (EIP Project managers), Liz Gabbett/Trish Murphy (Maigue & Inishowen Rivers Trusts), Mary Kelly Quinn (UCD)/Simon Harrison (UCC) and a range of community-based projects.

You can find more information about the speakers, event organisers and the programme of events at the links below.

Reimagining Irish Rivers: Working with Nature conference has been recorded and is available on the Limerick EGLA2020 YouTube Channel.

For further information please email

Organisers: Limerick – Limerick City and County Council (European Green Leaf City 2020), Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO), The Rivers Trust, Mary Immaculate College (Geography) and The Maigue Rivers Trust

This is a European Green Leaf 2020 event #EGLALimerick2020 #EGLA2020.