useful water info

We are awash with information on our environment, but simply Googling a topic may not be the best approach. Below is a curated list of reliable and authoritative sources of information and data with a strong water-related emphasis.

For EPA Biological Monitoring Results: https://epawebapp.epa.ie/QValue/webusers
(select 32, 33, 34 or 30 for hydrometric areas within Mayo)

www.catchments.ie
For detailed local surface waters and groundwater information.

For Water Quality Maps – https://www.catchments.ie/maps/

For Water Quality Data: https://www.catchments.ie/data/

Have your say on the 2022-2027 River Basin Management Plan:

For Catchment Stories – newsletters and lots of local community actions: https://www.catchments.ie/stories/

For more detailed Science:
https://www.catchments.ie/category/science/

For Biodiversity Recording and Maps: http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/

For Reporting of Pollution – the See It? Say It! App: http://www.epa.ie/enforcement/report/

For General Maps of Ireland – Ordnance Survey: www.osi.ie

For the Geology of Ireland – Geological Survey of Ireland: www.gsi.ie

For Groundwater maps: https://dcenr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=a30af518e87a4c0ab2fbde2aaac3c228

For Fisheries Information: Inland Fisheries Ireland: https://www.fisheriesireland.ie

For Whales and Dolphin sightings: IWDG.IE

Guidelines for Communities Managing Local Wetlands and Peatlands – A Handbook https://communitywetlandsforum.ie/resources/

For Drinking Water Quality: http://www.epa.ie/water/dw/

For Information on Septic Tanks:  http://www.epa.ie/pubs/advice/water/wastewater/

For a Great Range of Environmental Maps: https://gis.epa.ie/EPAMaps/

For details of your local waste water (sewage) treatment plant:

https://epawebapp.epa.ie/terminalfour/wwda/index.jsp#.VJW2JXDJA

For info on the award-winning Streamscapes Programme for Catchment Awareness: http://streamscapes.ie/Search for: