Water Quality

Antrim farmer fined £500 for water pollution offence

Antrim farmer fined £500 for water pollution offence

A Co. Antrim farmer was convicted at Ballymena Magistrates Court for a water pollution offence which resulted in the death...

July 28, 2022

Wales: First Minister to discuss river pollution with farming unions

Wales: First Minister to discuss river pollution with farming unions

Wales‘ First Minister Mark Drakeford is set to meet representatives from farming unions at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground today...

July 18, 2022

Mechanically extracting phosphorous from animal slurries

Mechanically extracting phosphorous from animal slurries

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) research is looking at the feasibility of physically extracting phosphorous (P) from animal slurries. The...

July 5, 2022

Management of farm run-off improved under scheme

Management of farm run-off improved under scheme

Measures introduced to improve the control of farm run-off, which were trialled under the Source to Tap Scheme, have resulted...

May 26, 2022

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

New campaign to stop alien species threatening Irish waterways

A new campaign to protect Irish waterways from invasive alien species has been launched (Wednesday, January 19) by multiple organisations...

January 20, 2022

Testing the quality of your farm’s water supply

Testing the quality of your farm’s water supply

The use of well water is common on Irish farms, but although it is free, you should still take annual...

August 4, 2021

Water pollution trend in NI is ‘concerning’ – Sugden

Water pollution trend in NI is ‘concerning’ – Sugden

Independent MLA Claire Sugden has expressed concern that water pollution discharges that exceed permitted limits are continuing to rise in...

May 11, 2021

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on pesticide run-off

Key target measures have been drafted as part of NI’s new river basin management strategy to crack down on water...

April 27, 2021

NI fails to make any significant progress on river basin management over last 6 years

NI fails to make any significant progress on river basin management over last 6 years

Northern Ireland has failed to make any significant progress towards its river basin water quality targets over the last six...

April 19, 2021

Expansive soil benchmarking project to be rolled out across NI

Expansive soil benchmarking project to be rolled out across NI

An innovative soil sampling pilot incorporating LiDAR data is likely to be extended across the whole of Northern Ireland to...

March 26, 2021

Cross-border Land Incentive Scheme ‘well underway’

Cross-border Land Incentive Scheme ‘well underway’

A cross-border Land Incentive Scheme for the River Derg catchment area in Northern Ireland is currently underway, with the aim...

November 12, 2019

NI river water quality dipped slightly in last 3 years – DAERA

NI river water quality dipped slightly in last 3 years – DAERA

Northern Ireland’s river quality has dipped slightly in the past three years – but marine water bodies are marginally better,...

September 26, 2018