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‘Reconnecting Wicklow Rivers’ from Harbour to Headwaters.

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Reconnecting Wicklow Rivers’ from Harbour to Headwaters
When & Where
Saturday May 25th, 11am-1pm, Arklow Sailing Club 
(Refreshments provided)
Queries to wicklowrivers@gmail.com
Speakers and the outline for the event is below
Introduction to the talk – Luke Drea, EWRT and Cllr Peir Leonard.
Guest Speaker 1 – Brian Coghlan 11:15 – 12:00
Brian Coghlan has worked in Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) for the past 15 years and is currently the Research Officer leading the National Barriers Program (NBP). Previously working on the Environmental River Enhancement Programme (EREP) liaising with the Office of Public Works Drainage Division. His recent scientific publications examine the effect of River modifications/management and subsequent habitat recovery, the effect of a changing climate on modified rivers and a comparison of methods for assessing fish passage at riverine barriers.
Presently, as part of the National Barriers Program his team are investigating the effects of instream structures (weirs/Dams) on a river’s thermal dynamics. The effect of quantity, timing, and quality of water flows on river water temperatures downstream of reservoirs and developing a monitoring network of barrier mitigation sites to evaluate habitat/ecological/fish response to barrier mitigation works.
Guest Speaker 2 – Alan O’Sullivan (12:15-1pm)
Alan is a senior ecologist with 30 years’ experience. He has a wide range of expertise in catchment management, ecological engineering and fisheries management (BSc, NDip, MIFM). He has worked locally in Co. Wicklow on mitigation of river barriers such as Coatesbridge Weir, Aughrim River and is working with EWRT as project consultants for mitigation of the Ballinglen Bridge Apron, which is a high risk barrier on the Derry River.


Arklow Sailing Club
N Quay, Ferrybank
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
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East Wicklow Rivers Trust
011 111 1111

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