The objective of WATERPROTECT is to create an integrated multi-actor participatory framework including innovative instruments that enable monitoring, financing and implementation of effective management practices and measures for the protection of water sources. The Irish Actionlab (one of seven labs across the EU ) is led by Teagasc in collaboration with the Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP) , Wexford County Council, Glanbia and Ulster University is aimed at assessing the efficacy, uptake and implementation of mitigation measures, to protect water resources in a rural agricultural environment.
Shervin Shahvi started with the Irish Action Lab this week and he will identify the regulatory bottlenecks for protection of drinking water in Ireland and find out more about the role and interaction between different actors. He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and earned his BSc in Water Engineering in University if Tehran, MSc in Chalmers university of Technology in Geo and Water Engineering Sweeden and Phd in Hydraulic Engineering in Politecnico di Milano Italy. He has research experience in Water and Wastewater Engineering field, Environmental Engineering and Urban Water.
The Wexford workshop on “Science, water governance and policy implementations: Up-scaling to European level” saw stakeholders present Irelands approach in reaching water quality targets with the emphasis on drinking water protection from pesticides and nutrients. There was also examples presented by project partners from Denmark and Belgium. This event was hosted by Teagasc and Wexford County Council.