The UK and Ireland Lakes Network Conference – Lakes Protecting, Enhancing and Restoring was held in Westport, Ireland.
The conference papers are here:
Global Perspective on Lakes Udo Gattenlöhner, Global Nature Fund
Lake Water Quality and the Water Framework Directive – Maths and Facts. Dierdre Tierney, Environmental Protection Agency
Lough Forbes and challenges for safe drinking water. Andrew Boylan, Irish Water
Odds and sods: Irish lakes and the Habitats Directive Aine O Connor, National Parks and Wildlife
WFD and Fish in Lakes Monitoring – Methods, Trends and Climate change. Fiona Kelly, Inland Fisheries Ireland
Lough Carra: past, present and future. Chris Huxley and Tom Byrne, Lough Carra Catchment Association
The Local Authority Waters Programme–Lake Local Catchment Assessments in Action. Bernadette White, Local Authorities Water Programme
The Group Water Scheme sector in Ireland: An under-utilised resource for improving ecosystem services delivery? Alec Rolston, Dundalk, institute of Technology
Cranes, drains and net carbon gains –working towards sustainable wetland management in the Broads National Park, UK, Dan Hoare, Broads Authority
Predicting in-lake responses to change using near real time models Tadhg Moore, PROGNOS PROJECT, DKIT
Remote sensing – a tool for lake assessment. Gary Free , Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing for the Environment
Assessing the potential of drones to take water samples and physicochemical data from open lakes. Conor Graham, Galway Mayo, Institute of Technology
The Blue Dot Catchment Programme – preserving Irelands high status lakes. Cormac Mc Conigley, Local Authorities Water Programme
The Clones Lakes: How water quality decline is captured in charophyte lakes.
Mr Nick Stewart, Consultant
On the second day conference delegates were treated to site visits to Loch Carra where this film was shared t.co/0wQJWwALPX and a tour of Burrishoole Research Station.
The 2019 UK and Ireland Lakes Network 2019 Conference “Lakes – Protecting, Enhancing and Restoring” is about to commence in Westport, Ireland. The programme is available here:
UKILN Programme 2019
2019 UKILN Conference Poster
The keynote speech will be from Mr. Udo Gattenlöhner, from the Global Nature Fund and sessions cover monitoring and assessment, actions on the ground and research.
It is a great opportunity to network and keep up to date with lake issues and best practice