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Workshops

WORKSHOPS

During the congress programme there will be over  25 topics covered during the congress programme. In addition to this, there are various side programmes, special sessions and workshops available for delegates to attend.

INFORMATION ON WORKSHOPS

This section of the Website will highlight information on the workshops included on the congress programme.  Click on the highlighted sessions below to read further or use the tabs above to read further.

MONDAY 14th May 2012

Young Water Professionals- open to all registered delgates under the age of 35 – pre booking required

Water Quality Trading – Registration Fee Charged €95 per main congress delegate – click here

 FLAGSHIP WORKSHOP 1- Utility Efficiency- open to all registered delegates

TUESDAY 15TH MAY 2012

FLAGSHIP WORKSHOP 2- Smart Cities - open to all registered delegates – Modelling and Managing Smarter ‘Cities of the Future’

WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY 2012

KARIM WORKSHOP- Sustainable Water and Agriculture Solutions - open to all registered delegates

FLAGSHIP WORKSHOP 3- Water, Climate and Energy Task Group – open to all registered delegates

Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW)
 
 

 

THURSDAY 17TH MAY 2012

FLAGSHIP WORKSHOP 4- Technology & Innovation- open to all registered delegates

HYDROFOR WORKSHOP -Forestry and Water Interactions - open to all registered delegates

PLANNING FOR ADAPTATION - Registration Fee Charged €35 per main congress delegate or  €85  for the workshop only – click here to book

Y.W.P

Y.W.P ~ Young Water Professionals

MONDAY 14TH May – 15.10 – 18.10

Young Water Professionals Workshop

Tomorrow’s Water and Food security Challenges: The role of tomorrow’s leaders in addressing them

During the World Water Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, young water professionals, under 35 year olds, will be able to network with their peers and enjoy a number of additional benefits, including free participation in the YWP half day workshop.  Registration for the YWP programme is included in the price of a normal registration. IWA knows that to fulfil the present and future needs of the water sector, continuous development of a workforce that is adequate in size, capable in skills and strong in leadership is required. Through the programme and events like the IWA World Congress in Dublin connects students and professionals under the age of 35 and assists them to become the leaders of the future.

YWP Workshop

Following the success of previous IWA YWP workshops series, the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy will provide an opportunity for YWP to engage in a lively and interactive platform on the Monday of the Water Week. Young professionals from various parts of the world, will come together to meet and network with their fellow peers in the sector. Alongside senior water professionals in the industry, this workshop provides an opportunity for YWP to discuss/debate future challenges in the water sector, as well as examining the solutions to these challenges, and how the role of the Young professional’s is so pivotal in addressing them.

The topics that will be discussed during the workshop will align with the World Water Congress theme: on Water, Climate and Energy: focusing specifically around water and food security. Senior experts will present cutting edge knowledge around how nutrition impacts the environment; how nutrition is self-sufficient un relation to energy and climate change; what sustainable agricultural are in place and how this impacts the environment; and the inter-dependencies between the distinct areas of water, energy and food. In group discussions led by expert facilitators, the opinions, experiences as well as the crucial roles of the young as future leaders will then be examined and deliberated in relation to these topics how these different workable scenario’s could be implemented in society, what is needed and what impacts does this have on the environment and society at large.

Draft Programme

15:00 – 15:10 Welcome and short introduction                                                                                                                               Dr Glen Daigger, President and Chairman, International Water Association. 
15:10 – 15:30 Overview of IWA YWP programme and short networking exercise.                                                                                                                                                                           Frances Lucraft, Programme Coordinator, IWA                             
15:30 – 15:45 Presentation 1: Overview of future challenges related to Water and food security
15:45 – 16:00 Presentation 2: Case Study;                                                                                                                                             

Dr. Katerina Schilling, Vienna University of TechnologyInstitute for Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management                
16:00- 16:15 Presentation 3: Case Study
16:15 – 16:30 Case study discussions in groups; continue into coffee break
16:30 – 16:50 BREAK
16:50 – 17:15 Case study discussions in groups; continue after the coffee break
17:15 – 18:00 Group presentations followed by questions and comments
18:00 – 18:10 Wrap up and conclusions
18:10 Close of Workshop
18:00-19:30 WELCOME RECEPTION
YWP Evening Meeting point TBC

Hydrofor-F & W Interactions

HYDROFOR- Forestry and Water Interactions

THURSDAY 16TH May – 0900 – 1800

Workshop on Forestry and Surface Water Interactions

Ireland’s HYDROFOR Project* is sponsoring this full-day forest and surface water interactions workshop to exchange information about the causes and effects of and solutions to river and lake impacts related to common forestry operations. The session is open to all Congress delegates and includes morning and afternoon tea and biscuits and midday lunch.

Workshop presentations will be given by a distinct group of international experts as well as HYDROFOR Project partners. The major workshop themes are:

Acidification and mature conifer stands;

Sedimentation and eutrophication from clearfelling; &

Sedimentation and eutrophication from windrowing.

The workshop agenda is available at: http://www.ucd.ie/hydrofor/workshop.htm.

*HYDROFOR is a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector cooperative project to investigate the effects of forestry enterprises on Ireland’s aquatic ecology and assess measures to efficiently mitigate those effects. The HYDROFOR Project, including this workshop, is supported by Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine and Environmental Protection Agency. Project partners include University College Dublin, University College Cork, National University of Ireland – Galway and Ireland’s Marine Institute. HYDROFOR is based jointly in University College Dublin’s School of Biology & Environmental Science and School of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering.

0830-1700 HYDROFOR – Forestry and Water Interactions
CHAIR Chair: Professor Ted Farrell
0830-0845 Introductions and Opening Remarks. Professor Ted Farrell, University College Dublin, Ireland
0845-0915 Acidification of Water Bodies from Felling Operations in the United Kingdom                                                                                             Dr. Chris Evans, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Bangor, Northern Ireland (invited)
0915-0945 Diffuse Pollution from Clearfelled and Windrowed Subcatchments in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland. Mr. John Clarke, University College Dublin, Ireland
0945-1015 The Effectiveness of Buffer Strips in Mitigating Water Quality Impacts from Clearfelling in the West of Ireland. Ms. Joanne Finnegan, National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland
1015-1030 Coffee Break
1030-1100 Predicting Pollutant Loadings from Clearfelling Operations under Various Mitigation Measure Implementation Scenarios. Dr. Ari Lauren, The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu, Finland
1100-1200 Open Discussion on Water Quality Impacts from Clearfelling and Planting Operations. Led by Professor John O’Halloran, University College Cork, Ireland & Dr. Mark Heely, National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland
1200-1300 Lunch (provided) with Presentation by Mr. Štefan Vaľo on Forest Road Construction Measures to Mitigate the Effects of Upland Droughts and Downstream Flooding (invited)
1300-1330 Water Quality and Aquatic Ecology of Mature Forested Catchments in North America and Europe. Dr. Julian Aherne, Trent University, Ontario, Canada
1330-1400 Stream Acidification and Mature Forested Catchments in Ireland. Mr. Hugh Feeley, University College Dublin, Ireland
1400-1430 Impacts of Forestsry in Small Upland Lakes in Ireland. Mr. Tom Drinan, University College Cork, Ireland
1430-1445 Coffee Break
1445-1515 Effects of plantation forestry on brown trout communities in Irish
peatland lakes.
Dr. Simon Harrison, University College Cork, Ireland
1515-1545 Relationships between Forestry and Aquatic Ecology in the United Kingdom. Professor Steve Ormerod, University of Wales, United Kingdom
1545-1645 Open Discussion on Hydrochemistry and Aquatic Ecology in Forested Catchments. Led by Dr. Simon Harrison, Univesity College Cork, Ireland  & Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn, University College Dublin, Ireland
1645-1700 Concluding Remarks. Professor Ted Farrell, University College Dublin, Ireland
18:10 – 18:50 ***CLOSING CEREMONY**

Karim -Sus. Water & Agri

KARIM Session – WEDNESDAY 16th May – 15.10 – 18.10

KARIM – Sustainable Water and Agriculture Solutions

 “Water and food security: how do we sustainably intensify production while managing water resources?”

 An Open Forum

 REGISTRATION OPTIONS -   CLICK HERE TO BOOK

  • KARIM SESSION ONLY – FREE  if you just book for the Wednesday afternoon,  your attendance will be kindly supported by KARIM.  The KARIM afternoon session will include lunch on arrival with Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break.  Delegates will also have access to the exhibition area on the Wednesday afternoon.
  • Special One day Registration for Wednesday 16th May  €140.00 for KARIM attendees- Full Day Registration – delegate will be provided with morning and afternoon breaks, lunch, programme book and access to all sessions on Wedndeday and exhibition area
  • During the online registration pcocess, you can also select to attend any additional congres days at a daily rate of 225 or book the full event should you wish.

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WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY
12:50 REGISTRATION OPENS – LUNCH
14:00 – 15:00 INDUSTRY PANEL
15:00 – 15:10 Movement between sessions
15:10 – 16:30 KARIM Open Forum – Sustainable Water and Agriculture Solutions
“Water and food security: how do we sustainably intensify production while managing water resources?”
CHAIRS Chairs: Martin Gilmore, Lancaster University & Patrick Fournet, University College Dublin
15:10 KARIM offer
15:20 Responsible Innovation
15:30 Technology Foresight
15:40 Academics + SMEs pitches
16:15 Q & A
16:30 – 16:50 BREAK
16:50 – 18:10 KARIM Open Forum – Sustainable Water and Agriculture Solutions
“Water and food security: how do we sustainably intensify production while managing water resources?”
CHAIRS Chairs: Martin Gilmore, Lancaster University & Patrick Fournet, University College Dublin
16:50 Academics +SMEs pitches
17:45 Q & A
18:00 – 19:00 Networking Reception

  

OVERVIEW

The KARIM IWA-WCE 2012 workshop will address two major societal challenges: sustainable water management and sustainable agriculture.

  •  Decisions about sustainable water management are subject to many sources of uncertainty: about inputs, about the representation of flow and transport processes in predictive models, about the state of the system (particularly in the subsurface) and about future boundary conditions. Thus the way in which science can inform future management policy setting and decision making means that any quantitative predictions should be associated with an assessment of the uncertainty involved.
  •  Agriculture is at the crossroads. The global population is expected to increase from its current 6 billion to 9 billion by around 2050. The fact that this is accompanied by changes in diet driven by rising affluence, further increases demands on agricultural production. There is very little potential to offset these demands by increasing acreage, as available land is typically marginal, while fertile agricultural land is being lost due to desertification, urbanisation and climate change. The trend of growing energy crops further reduces the land available for food production. Most conclude that an increase in productivity must be achieved if we are to start to address the global concern over food security.
WHAT The KARIM IWA WCE 2012 workshop is a showcase of knowledge and emerging technologies for environmental solutions in water & agriculture via academics from Lancaster University, University College Dublin , Paris universities & organisations from across North West Europe 
WHO For SMEs, multinational companies, postgraduate students, postdoctoral research staff, academics to hear the state-of-the-art research and technologies being developed by researchers in Dublin and Lancaster, and ways in which they can become involved. SME organisations will also be given the opportunity to give a two-minute pitch to promote their company and potential research project ideas 

 ACADEMIC SPEAKERS

From University College Dublin 

Professor Michael Bruen, BE, PhD – IWA-WCE 2012 Scientific Committee Chairman  Prof. Bruen initially taught on the International Postgraduate Hydrology Programme at UCG and then worked at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Coodinator of their International Water Resources Engineering Programme, funded by Ireland’s Bilateral Aid Programme. He returned to UCG after 5 years and then moved to UCD. He became Director of the M.Eng.Sc. (Water Engineering) Programme and later Director of the Centre for Water Resources Research. He has undertaken a number of short term assignments for various International agencies, including UNESCO, WMO, CEFIGRE, IUCN and is currently Head of Research and Innovation in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering.

 Professor James I. Burke, BAgrSc, MAgrSc, PhD  Prof. Burke is Masstock Professor of Crop Science at University College Dublin. Prior to joining UCD he was Head of the Teagasc, National Crops Research Centre, at Oak Park, Carlow. During his time in Teagasc he also held various other positions such as Chief Crops Scientist, Head of the Crop Science Department, Co-ordinator of sugar beet research, and programme leader for crops, horticulture and forestry. He was also an adjunct Professor at NUI Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland, and a research fellow in the School of Botany at Trinity College Dublin.

 From Lancaster University:

 Professor John Quinton – Professor of Soil Science. John leads a research group focusing on understanding the mobilisation and transport of contaminants in overland flow, including the prediction of the risk of their transfer to surface waters, tracing their movement and developing mitigation strategies for their control. He also works on landscape scale transfers of carbon, and consults on the sustainable management of soil in temperate and semi-arid environments.

 Dr Ian Dodd- Reader in Sustainable Agriculture. Ian’s research aims to understand the mechanisms by which plants sense changes in the soil physical environment, how they communicate this information to the shoot to regulate water use, growth and crop yield, and how this knowledge can be exploited to maximize agricultural profit while sustainably using resources.

 Dr Andy SweetmanDirector for the Centre for Chemicals Management. Andy’s areas of expertise include on the development of models to aid understanding of the fate and behaviour of chemicals in complex environments and to predict environmental and human exposure. Current research interests include the development of devices to measure of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in water effluents.

 Dr Nigel Watson – Lecturer in resource and environmental management. Nigel’s research interests include the development of institutional arrangements for integrated land and water management in different parts of the world, the emergence of alternative systems of governance and the role of negotiation, mediation and public participation in land and water management. On-going research projects are located in South East Nigeria, Canada and the UK.

 From the KARIM network:

 Serge Gadbois – Serge Gadbois is project manager for KARIM lead partner, the Paris Region Innovation Centre (PRICE). He has been coordinating several European cooperative projects in the past years, in the EC Research Framework Programme, or in direct cooperation with DG ENER. He holds a degree (DEA) in sociology of risk at Paris-La Sorbonne and a degree in Russian. He has extensive experience in science and society relations, sustainable development, European networking and facilitation.

Sarah Collins -Sarah Collins is a Research Manager with BSK CiC with responsibility for leading on foresighting and establishing the key priority markets and technology opportunities for SMEs within North West Europe. In recent years Sarah has worked as a lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University and as a Policy Officer for Slough Borough Council and before that taught in a secondary school. Sarah Holds a degree in Sociology from Brunel University, a qualification in project management and is qualified to teach both history and sociology. She has extensive experience in research and social policy.

KARIM 

KARIM – Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network – is a new European project which aims at incentivising SMEs to engage with research providers / innovation support agencies across North West Europe (NWE) in order to become more competitive. KARIM, amongst other activities, is organising a series of networking events to enable universities to present emerging technologies for new products and services to SMEs, and also for SMEs to outline their market needs for new technologies, while also providing training to SMEs in areas such as deal making or intellectual property.

KARIM OPEN FORUMS 

Staff from universities, SMEs, larger multi-national organisations, innovation support agencies and other government/policy organisations (either physically to interact in the live events or virtually via the event’s website) are invited to attend KARIM Open Forum events. Both emerging technologies for new products and services from academic experts and market needs for new technologies from SME organisations are featured at Open Forums. They are used to stimulate interest from SMEs to participate in the pilot programme for transnational collaborative projects with KARIM members, as well as transnational B2B collaboration.

Planning for Adapt.

 Planning for Adaptation

 Date – Thursday 17th May 1510 – 1800

Open – Registration – €35 if attending the main congress or €85 if you wish to just book this session.

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 OVERVIEW

Chair – Dr. Conor Murphy, Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS), Dept. of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Co-Chair – Prof. John Sweeney, Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS), Dept. of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Climate change poses significant challenges for water supply and flood protection. The uncertainties that are prevalent in relating large scale outputs from global climate models to the point of interest for practitioners – the catchment scale, mean that projected ranges of future changes can be difficult to handle. The likelihood of reducing uncertainties in the time scale required for adaptation seems to be remote and combined with the difficulties of extracting climate change signals from observations at regional and local scales, anticipatory adaptation is required. This workshop brings together world leading researchers in the field of climate change adaptation with water resource practitioners and professionals to discuss.

In light of these issues this workshop brings together world leading researchers in the field of climate change adaptation with water resource practitioners and professionals to discuss key questions including;

  •  What is the current state of the art in regional climate modelling?
  •  What are key information needs for practitioners?
  •  How best can information on future climate projections be incorporated into adaptation planning?
  •  Given uncertainty in future projections, what role can observations play in informing adaptation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Quality Trading

Water Quality Trading Workshop

 Date – Monday 14th May 

Open – Registration – €95 if attending the main congress

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The Water Quality Trading Concept

Water quality trading (WQT), also commonly referred to as effluent trading, transferable discharge permits (consents), and water emissions trading or WET, is a rapidly emerging water resources management strategy that is currently being instituted in several regions throughout the world, including in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The WQT concept is a simple one. Water pollution control authorities simultaneously allocate wastewater and diffuse pollution loadings for pollutant parameters for an entire water body segment or watershed (river basin or catchment). They do so only in quantities consistent with maintenance or attainment of water quality standards (i.e., cap). Then wastewater and diffuse pollution dischargers, either individually or collectively as sectors or groups, are allowed to exchange for monetary compensation pollutant reduction responsibilities via permits, consents or contracts (i.e., trade) as long as doing so will not result in violations of water quality standards (i.e., post-trade loadings don’t exceed caps).

The primary objective of WQT is to accommodate cost-proportionate (or more economically equitable) initial allocations of pollution control responsibilities among dischargers/sectors whilst allowing regulated market forces to drive more cost-effective (i.e., less expensive) allocations of these responsibilities via the provision for trading. Counter to more conventional approaches based exclusively on command-and-control regulations and centrally prescribed wastewater and runoff treatment technologies, WQT creates positive economic incentives for rapid advancements in treatment technologies and environmental forensics (i.e., identifying polluters and their respective impacts). More simply, the introduction of WQT can lead to water quality standards being met faster, fairer, and cheaper.

The Workshop Series

Korea 2009: At the inaugural workshop in Seoul, Programme Chairmen Sean Blacklocke, and independent consultant from the United States, and Ray Earle of the Eastern River Basin District Project in Ireland

1) demonstrated the concept of WQT,

2) introduced the myriad of international WQT programs and projects, and

3) provided an overview of the environmental forensics and institutional foundations required for initiating WQT.

Canada 2010The second instalment of the workshop series in Quebec reviewed the environmental forensics required for initiating a WQT programme or project in more detail, including explanations of required

1) effluent, runoff and ambient water quality monitoring,

2) water quality modelling, and

3) cost-effectiveness analysis.

Dr. Barry Evans from Pennsylvania State University in the United States and Mr. John Joyce of the Stockholm International Water Institute in Sweden presented at the workshop.

New Zealand 2011: The most recent session in Rotorua detailed the institutional foundations required for initiating a WQT programme or project, including an explanation of required

1) monitoring, modelling and permitting and enforcement authorities,

2) wasteload allocation processes and challenges, and

3) trading/brokering institutions and instruments.

Dr. Suzi Kerr of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in New Zealand and Dr. Kevin Parris of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in France gave presentations.

 Ireland 2012: The final workshop in the programme in Dublin will, among other things, conclude with the formal submission to the European Commission of a Resolution on financing and piloting WQT programmes and projects in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.  In addition to a possible keynote speaker representing the session’s main sponsor, Dr. Kevin Parris, Dr. Barry Evans and Mr. Michiel Wind of Eco-consult Environmental Economics will present the

1)       policy rationale for introducing WQT to address agricultural diffuse pollution,

2)       mechanics of economic instruments, and

3)       experiences with and opportunities for WQT in Europe.

Preliminary Agenda

Date: Monday 14th May, 1530-1800
   
1530-1535 Ray Earle 
  Dublin City Council – Eastern River Basin District 
  Introductions and overview of WQT Workshop Series
   
1535-1605 Keynote Speaker: To be announced
   
1605-1630 Kevin Parris,PhD 
  Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  Policy rationale for introducing economic instruments to address agricultural diffuse pollution
   
1630-1640 Coffee/biscuits break
   
1640-1720 Barry Evans, PhD 
  Pennsylvania State University
  Mechanics of WQT
   
1720-1740 Michiel Wind 
  Eco-consult Environmental Economics
  Experience with and opportunities for WQT in Europe
   
1740-1800 Sean Blacklocke
  Independent Consultant
  IWA Resolution on WQT in Europe


ICW

Workshop on Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW)

Wednesday 16th May, 11.30 – 12.50hrs

This workshop on Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW) provides delegates to the IWA conference with an opportunity to become more aware of this Irish innovation in combined water and land management. Three short presentations on the concept upon which these integrated systems are built and how they operate will be provided; allowing ample time for consideration and debate. The format of the workshop will be similar to that which took place on the same topic at the Society of Wetland Scientists Conference (SWS) held in Ireland in 2010.

Water supply and its discharge are largely from and to the land, thus water management is fundamentally a land use issue. Wetlands, in their wide range of manifestations, play a key role in its sustainable management, which is acknowledged as such by international convention (Ramsar, 1971). The Integrated Constructed Wetland (ICW) concept, developed over the past 25 years, provides a basis of reanimating some of the ecosystem services lost through ubiquitous land drainage. Application of the ICW concept, focused on treating polluted water from a wide range of point and diffuse sources, has provided dependable understanding of aspects of the form and function of shallow densely vegetated wetlands and their associated biogeochemical processes. ICW systems have demonstrated the capacity to put in place intercepting wetland infrastructure, independent of whether one ever existed at a specific location or not. Furthermore, ICW systems are explicitly designed to address both sources of pollution and inextricipally, its landscape-setting with attendant opportunities for facilitating biodiversity. ICW systems are not solely focused on water management alone but also, as a way of reanimating wetland ecosystem services and their much needed wide ranging benefits. The Irish Government has published guidelines for ICW systems, their benefits and ecosystem services. http://www.environ.ie/en/Publications/Environment/Water/FileDownLoad,24931,en.pdf

The ICW concept has been successfully applied in the treatment of; domestic waste water (at municipal and individual house level), farmyard soiled water, landfill leachate, and industrial waste water amongst others.

Gerry Galvin – Chairman
Gerry Galvin BE (Hon) is Principal Adviser (Water) and head of the Water Inspectorate Unit in Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in the Republic of Ireland. The Unit is responsible for providing professional and technical advice on all matters relating to water quality (including the Water Framework Directive), water and wastewater policy and the Water Services Investment Programme amounting to some €370m expenditure in 2012 on capital works. Gerry is a member of the Steering Group that has had oversight on water sector reform including the independent assessment on the transfer of water services functions from local authorities to Irish Water.

  

Don McEntee – Vice Chairman and Coordinator
Don McEntee, Chartered Engineer, BE, MEngSc, MIEI, MICE worked as a Structural and Highways Engineer with consultants from 1967 to 1978 in Ireland, Canada, Zambia, Tanzania and Nigeria. From 1978 to 1984 he was Head of Design with a property development company in Dublin. From 1984 to his retirement in 2009 he was in charge of major drainage projects in Dublin County Council and Dublin City Council including Project Manager of the Greater Dublin Strategic Drainage Study and flooding studies and implementation of flood alleviation works on River Tolka and River Dodder. Don retired in August 2009. He has a continuing involvement in sustainable drainage systems and integrated constructed wetlands
 
Rory Harrington – Presentation on the  development of ICW concept in Ireland
Rory Harrington BAgSc, MFS, PhD is currently Senior Resident Engineer with Waterford County Council, Ireland with special responsibility for integrated programmes in water and forestry management . He retired as Senior Scientist at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in 2010. Earlier he had been Divisional Manager at the National Parks and Wildlife Service. His diverse background in applied biological research including; conservation genetics, mammology and restoration ecology has facilitated him developing new paradigms in environmental management. He has pioneered, over the past 25 years, the ‘Integrated Constructed Wetland’ (ICW) concept to treat a range of polluted water sources in ways that are together socially, economically and environmentally coherent. The applications of the ICW concept includes the treatment of municipal waste water, landfill leachate, farmyard soiled water and diffuse sources from land and urban environments.

  

Aila Carty – Presentation on the use of ICW for domestic wastewater and industrial effluent.
Aila Carty, BSc (Hons), HDip EIA Mgmt. Is director of Vesi Environmental Ltd. She has been involved in the development and application of Integrated Constructed Wetlands (ICW) for over 10 years. She has worked on many aspects of ICW development including site assessment, design, landscaping, construction and maintenance. She has been involved in a wide range of ICW applications from fhose needed for single house to industrial-scale projects of several hectares in size in both urban and rural environments. She is the lead author for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s guidance on the use of constructed wetlands for farmyard waste water.

 

Paul Carroll – Presentation on the performance of ICW for farmyard runoff and the resultant improved water quality in local rivers and streams.
Paul Carroll, MSc, is Executive Scientific Officer with Waterford County Council, Ireland.  His work in the Water and Laboratory Services Sections involves the monitoring and management of water quality across the full water cycle – surface waters, groundwater, marine waters, drinking waters and wastewaters.  He has been involved in the monitoring the performance of  Integrated Constructed Wetlands for farms and domestic wastewater since 2001 and has contributed to numerous scientific papers on this subject.