Report on River Pollution Stakeholder Event

Session: Session currently unavailable

Date: 01 March 2016

Reference: NIA 318/11-16

Mandate Number: 2015-16

Committee for the Environment issues paper on river pollution.pdf (1.18 mb)

On 26th November 2015, the Committee for the Environment agreed to:

  • Commission a research paper to consider pollution causes; monitoring systems; and preventative measures by providing examples of methods in NI and across UK and ROI.
  • Hold a stakeholder event to ascertain views of appropriate prevention measures to address / tackle these issues; and
  • Produce an issues paper, with suggested areas for further consideration. These issues will be reflected in the Committee’s legacy report.  

The Committee considered the research paper River Pollution in Northern Ireland: An overview of causes and monitoring systems, with examples of preventative measures at its meeting on the 28th January 2016. This paper identified four topics for further discussion at the stakeholder event:

  1. Impact of legislation;
  2. Pollution causes;
  3. Pollution monitoring; and
  4. Enforcement.

The stakeholder event was held on Thursday 18th February. This report outlines the key discussions and issues that were raised during that event.

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