In tonight's episode of Eco Eye, ecologist Anja Murray explores the quality of Ireland's water and the pressure that our country's water catchments are under.
A catchment is an area where water is collected by the natural landscape and we depend on them for things like natural water filtration, fisheries and drinking water. In fact, we depend heavily on these catchments and yet we take them completely for granted and as a result, the last remaining high quality waters are disappearing.
Luckily, there are inventive and enthusiastic communities across Ireland who are determined to find solutions to Ireland's water problem by turning their local river or lake from decline to fishing amenity. On tonight's episode, Anja will meet one community in particular who are behind a water revolution that is now being supported by the EPA’s new community water officers.
Watch brand new Eco Eye on RTÉ One tonight, Tuesday 24th of January at 7:00 PM. Missed last week's episode? Catch up on RTÉ Player.