Conference on water issues in Mayo

As part of Mayo Science Week, Clean Water 2040 is a half-day conference addressing the key issue of future-proofing our water resources. Sandra Postel, a Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, will come to Mayo to offer a global perspective on this important topic. Ms Postel will be part of an influential panel of speakers addressing the key issues to determine whether Ireland is equipped to provide a clean, secure, water supply in 2040, exploring local best practice in rural areas, examining the evolving policy and institutional context, and reflecting on global case studies.

Taking place on Thursday November 14, other speakers at Clean Water 2040 include John Tierney of Irish Water, Sean Corrigan of Kilmeena Group Water Scheme, and Michael Joyce of Ryan Hanley Consultant Engineers.

John Magee, chairman of Mayo Science and Technology Festival, a key driver of Science Week since its inception, commented on the upcoming event: “This conference is a perfect fit for the Mayo 2040 series as part of Science Week and we are pleased to have secured such an influential and recognised panel of speakers. The issue of ensuring clean drinking water for Mayo and indeed for the world is a major challenge we all face.”

If you are interested in attending the conference or indeed any of the events taking place around Science Week full details are available on


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