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1. Addressing Ireland's Water challenges, the National Response - Feargal O Coigligh - Water Event 2019

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This presentation was given at the EPA’s National Water Event 2019, which took place on 29 and 30 May 2019 in Galway. This presentation by Feargal O Coigligh from DHPLG is on Addressing Ireland's Water challenges and the National Response

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1. Addressing Ireland's Water challenges, the National Response - Feargal O Coigligh - Water Event 2019

  1. 1. EPA National Water Event Addressing Ireland’s water challenges: the national response 29 Bealtaine 2019 Feargal Ó Coigligh Assistant Secretary Water Division
  2. 2. 2 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government • Setting Strategic Direction • Giving Policy Clarity • Delivering the Financial Reources 2018 – A Year of Significant Progress
  3. 3. 3 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Project Ireland 2040 February 2018 1. Providing Balanced Regional Development - NPF 2. Investing in Ireland’s Infrastructure - NDP
  4. 4. An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government National Planning Framework • 1 million population increase in Ireland by 2040. • Provision of water services infrastructure needed to facilitate development in a sustainable manner. • Link to planning at regional and county level. • Local government a key partner.
  5. 5. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 5 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government National Development Plan 10 Year investment horizon: • €8.8 billion for public water services • €95 million for the Rural Water Programme 2018-2021 • €41 million for legacy issues - lead pipes, developer provided infrastructure (2018-2021) 5
  6. 6. An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Publishedfollowing Governmentapproval on21May2018
  7. 7. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 7 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government 4 High Level Principles Structure services around Ireland’s needs: • The centrality of customers • A focus on quality health and environmental outcomes • A national national water services authority – in public ownership - Irish Water • Working together in partnership with clear governance arrangements and agreed outcomes
  8. 8. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 8 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government 3 Key Themes Themes • Quality: in drinking water and waste water treatment • Conservation: tackling leakage and excessive usage • Future proofing - economic growth, resilience and climate change QUALITY CONSERVATION FUTURE PROOFING
  9. 9. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 9 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Quality Objectives: • Substantial State investment, through Irish Water and the Rural Water Programme. • Ensuring public water and wastewater services meet international benchmarks – independently verified. • Achieving improved outcomes for rural and private drinking water and wastewater treatment. • Use forward planning and risk management to minimise and eliminate non-compliances with EU Directives
  10. 10. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 10 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Conservation Objectives: • Embedding conservation at the heart of water policy through: - prioritising resource management, - abstraction control, - source protection, - tackling leakage, and - encouraging behavioural change. • Reflected in strategic investment planning by Irish Water. • Work programmes for leak detection, awareness, first-fix, network improvements • Informs the review of rural water services currently underway
  11. 11. 11 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Future Proofing . Objectives: • Ensuring investment decisions are aligned with strategic aims of Project Ireland 2040 and National Planning Framework. • Adapting water services to withstand the impact of climate change. • Improving the resilience of rural and private water supplies. • Supporting population and economic growth, including housing, competitiveness, security of supply and energy efficiency
  12. 12. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 12 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Funding Security Water Services Policy Statement Water Services Strategic Plan (25 years) Strategic Funding Plan CRU Allowed Revenue Non-Domestic, Excessive domestic use paid through Tariffs Normal Usage Domestic paid by the Dept
  13. 13. An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government - Mandated by the Water Framework Directive - Published April 2018 - Part of Ireland’s commitment to achieving good ecological status in its waters River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021
  14. 14. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 14 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government River Basin Management Plan Context – Water Quality Status 10 10 25 245 468 24 15 78 1085 7 39 75 597 45 2 12 28 412 4 19 6 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Groundwater (n=513) Coastal waters (n=43) Transitional waters (n=80) Lakes (n=225) Rivers (n=2345) High Good Moderate Poor Bad
  15. 15. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 15 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Programme of Measures Including: • Urban waste water • Agriculture • Water abstractions • Water and Planning guidance • Drinking water source protection • Domestic waste water treatment systems • Physical condition of surface waters
  16. 16. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 16 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Dec 2021 Dec 2018 - Jun 2019 Dec 2019 – Jun 2020 Dec 2020 Dec 2020- Jun 2021 River Basin Management Plan Work programme for Third-cycle 2022-2027 Consult on Timetable Public consultation on the timetable and work programme for the Third-cycle River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027 Interim SWMI Publish an interim overview of Significant Water Management Issues in Ireland (SWMI). Identifies the issues to be addressed in the 3rd RBMP Draft plan Publish draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027 Consult on draft plan Public consultation on the draft plan, including opportunity to comment on the prioritization of water bodies, objectives, and measures proposed. Final plan published Publish finalised River Basin Management Plan for the period 2022 to 2027
  17. 17. 17 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government The Rural Water Sector • Drinking Water - Group Water Schemes, Small Private Supplies and Household Wells. • Waste Water - Circa 30% of households in rural Ireland depend on individual waste water treatment systems mostly septic tanks. • Outcomes not as good as for public supplies and treatment Source: Annual EPA Reports on Drinking Focus on Private Water Supplies 2016.
  18. 18. 18 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Review of rural water services investment needs Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services - April 2017 April 2018 - Minister established Working Group Strand 1 • Composition and distribution of funding for the Multi-annual Rural Water Programme from 2019 to 2021 (€75m). • Approved by Minister – announced early February 2019. Group water schemes – new and upgraded, connection of schemes to public supply, private wells, septic tanks Strand 2 • More complex longer-focus issues - the future resourcing of the rural water sector • Future administrative structures – report with Group
  19. 19. 19 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Protecting Ireland’s Marine Environment - Marine Planning Policy Statement - Marine Strategy Framework Directive
  20. 20. Marine Strategy Framework Directive • The Marine Strategy Framework Directive requires Member States to achieve or maintain Good Environmental Status (GES), while setting environmental targets and threshold values that will contribute to achieving that objective. • Regional and transboundary coordination and cooperation is a requirement of MSFD.
  21. 21. MSFD Descriptors (criteria) for determining GES
  22. 22. Implementation update MSFD • 6-year cycles with delivery deadlines every 2 years; Cycle 2 (2016-2022). Each cycle requires: o an Initial Assessment of environmental status of our maritime area (EEZ) and the setting of appropriate targets and indicators to measure, maintain or achieve GES o A monitoring programme o A programme of measures to achieve GES • Ireland has commenced cycle 2 with the formation of a National Steering Group and Thematic Working Groups, launched in April this year.
  23. 23. Implementation of MSFD Cont/… Timetable: • Revision of definition of GES, environmental targets and indicators – April 2020 • Revision of monitoring programme – December 2020 • Revision of Programme of Measures - October 2022
  24. 24. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 24 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Climate: National Adaptation Framework - All-of-Government approach - Addresses 12 adaptation sectors - D/HPLG: Sectoral Adaptation Plan for Water Quality & Water Services Infrastructure
  25. 25. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 25 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Climate Adaptation Plan - Establish our current climate baseline - Understand possible future impacts - Give strategic direction to sector - Mainstream climate in decision-making
  26. 26. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 26 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Some Priorities • Irish Water Transformation Programme • Plan to implement Government decision (July 2018) to establish Irish Water as a standalone publicly owned, commercial, regulated utility. • Progress on implementing key reforms (excess use, rationalisation of charges etc)
  27. 27. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 27 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Future Strategic Issues - Responding to Climate Change - Compliance with Directives (and reformed WFD) - CAP reform - 3rd River Basin Management Plan - Brexit issues?
  28. 28. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 28 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Update on EU Cases Urban Waste Water (Case C-427/17) Stage: judgment delivered on 28 March 2019 Main issue(s): collection systems, treatment and prior-authorisation Programme of actions submitted to EU Commission in May 2019 Drinking Water Stage: letter of formal notice Main issue(s): Compliance with trihalomethane (THM) parametric value in drinking water and procedures for informing consumers on the quality of drinking water Water Framework Directive Stage: second letter of formal notice Main issue(s): approach taken to transposing the Water Framework Directive Response submitted to the EU Commission in May 2019
  29. 29. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 29 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Update on EU Cases Marine Strategy Framework Directive Stage: Letter of Formal Notice Main issues(s): Failure to meet deadlines for 2nd Cycle actions Response submitted to EU Commission March 2019
  30. 30. 30 An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála agus Rialtais Áitiúil | Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government • People • Policy • Funding • Structures Optimism for future of water services

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