The 3rd National Water Summit 2009

October 7th 2009, Croke Park, Dublin

The essential meeting place for Ireland's Water Professionals

2009 is an important year for European water policy. By the end of this year, the first River Basin Management Plans must be established by Member States, laying down specific measures to ensure that all EU waters reach good quality status by 2015.

The successful development and implementation of the river basin plans is key to water policy and offers the opportunity to take key decisions on our water management for the future.

In the context of this process, the Sunday Business Post and iQuest are delighted to be hosting the 3rd National Water Summit.

As well as highlighting issues of key importance across the nation in the process of implementing the Water Framework Directive, the event will also focus on innovation, water charging and water in the context of climate change.

Following the success of the previous two events, the 3rd National Water Summit will bring together Irelandís leading water experts, who will meet to debate industry reforms, current challenges and opportunities and other initiatives - critical for the sustainability of the water industry.

This yearís event will provide a unique opportunity to get a thorough and up-to-date picture on current and future developments within the water sector, as well as a chance to network and do business.

Core subjects to be tackled include -

  • Policies and priorities for Irelandís water sector
  • Meeting the challenges of a changed economic environment
  • Water - the adaptation challenge
  • Regional partnership in water management - what matters?
  • Public participation and river basin management - state of play
  • Water charging
  • Key issues of strategic importance in the process of implementing the Water Framework Directive.

The conference features -

  • Visionary keynote presentations from leading national and international experts
  • Dynamic panel sessions
  • Presenters that are active participants in the Irish marketplace.

Who should attend
This conference has been researched and designed for key decision-makers including -

  • Local Authority Managers
  • Local Authority Engineers
  • Heads of Water Services/Supply
  • General Managers (Asset Management, Planning, Maintenance, Recycling, Wastewater Management)
  • Project Directors/Managers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Planning Officials
  • Technical Managers
  • Large Water Users
  • Consultants
  • Finance & Legal Managers.

Past attendees included delegates from the following companies -
EPA Bord na Mona Energy GMC Civic & Mechanical Eng
Cavan Co Co Grontmij Enpure Ltd
The Irish Farmers Association South Dublin Co Co ESB Networks
Trinity College Dublin Crowley Services NSAI
Kings College London Waterford Co Co Clare Co Co
NUI Galway Galway Co Co Quest Utility Services Ltd
Sligo Co Co Carrickmacross Town Co Donegal Co Co
ESRI Border Regional Authority Biopower Group Plc
SWAN Veoila Galway City Co
Dundalk DIT Roscommon Co Co EpiSensor Ltd
Environmental Lic. Prog. BOI Failte Ireland
Kilkenny Co Co Wicklow Co Co AIB
Fingal Co Co Coffey Group Ltd Clonmel Borough Co
An Bord PleanŠla John Sisk & Sons NESC
Treatment Systems Ltd Bowen Water Technology CLS
John Paul Construction Ltd McCann FitzGerald Solicitors Aspiracon
Cork Co Co Dublin City Co DoEHLG



You can promote your brand and generate business leads among decision-makers attending this event.

For details, call Suzanne Brennan on 087 9191 292 or email: [email protected]


Download the Conference Brochure - including Speaker Profiles and Programme - Click Here

Download the Booking/Registration Form - Click Here

Contact information

Pamela Vymazal
Conference Organiser
Tel: 01-6026043
Fax: 01-4786198
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Sunday Business Post, 80 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2



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