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Assessments of both abstractions and discharges in rivers, lakes, transitional waters, estuaries and marine areas..

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Water Services

ECOFACT Environmental Consultants has extensive experience in the assessment and management of water resources.These services include assessments of both abstractions and discharges in rivers, lakes, transitional waters, estuaries and marine areas.

We provide specialist environmental services for Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment Schemes.Water services provided by ECOFACT are listed below:

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  • Preliminary Studies
  • Water Resource Planning and Assessment
  • Receiving Water Impact Assessments
  • Waste Assimilation Capacity (WAC) Assessments
  • Hydro-ecology Assessments
  • River Restoration, Rehabilitation and Enhancement
  • Hydrological Risk Assessments
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Water Quality Modelling
  • Dangerous Substances Monitoring
  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • IPPC And Waste Licensing Compliance Monitoring
  • Sustainable Water Use Initiatives

Water services offered by ECOFACT include provision of environmental consultancy and management services in relation to activities which are regulated by the European Communities Environmental Objectives (Surface Waters) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 272 2009), the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) and the Dangerous Substances Directive (2006/11/EC).

Current News Stories:

  • Filming a documentary on Sea Lampreys

    We were delighted to work recently with BBC Earth on a documentary on Sea Lampreys Petromyzon marinus. The filming took place during early-June 2017 on the old River Shannon at Castleconnell, Co Limerick. This is part of the Lower River Shannon Special Area of Conservation, and Sea Lampreys are a key conservation interest of this […]

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  • Major new book – Wildlife and Wind Farms

    A major new book will be published in May 2017 entitled ‘Wildlife and Wind Farms: Conflicts and Solutions’. Volume 1 of this book includes a chapter prepared by Ecofact Principal Ecologist Dr. William O’Connor. The two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions between wind farms and wildlife, each volume dedicated to one of the two […]

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  • Surveying wintering birds in the Irish Midlands

    Our staff are currently undertaking a number of wintering bird surveys in the Irish Midlands. Here we have provided some photos and videos from bird surveys we undertook during December 2015. Our bird surveys are undertaken to inform both the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) reports being prepared for proposed wind energy […]

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  • Marine and estuarine ecology surveys

    Marine and estuarine ecological surveys are a key service provided by ECOFACT. These surveys are undertaken for a number of purposes, including informing the Environmental Impact Assessments and Article 6 Appropriate Assessments of proposed developments affecting the marine / estuarine environment. These surveys are also to monitor the impact of industrial and municipal discharges and aquaculture […]

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  • Freshwater Pearl Mussel surveys

    The Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera is a (freshwater) bivalve listed under Annex II and V of the EU Habitats Directive. It is legally protected in Ireland under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Act (1976 (Protection of Wild Animals) (Statutory Instrument No. 112, 1990) and the European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulations (Statutory Instrument No. 94, 1997). Owing […]

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