Mulkear EIP-Innovation, Technology & KT for Farmer Led Enhancement of Water Quality, Instream Habitat and Riparian Management in the Mulkear Catchment

Total budget: 1,172,830 Euro

Main funding sourceRural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project typeOperational group
Starting date2019
End date2023
Project statusOngoing

Objective of the project: 

Deliver a catchment sensitive approach to farming in a catchment ‘At Risk’, by working with farmers to bring about improvements in water quality, riparian management and instream habitat. The project will:

-Build capacity of farmers to identify and mitigate agricultural impacts on water quality through practical on-farm measures and shared learning.

-Deliver a locally-led, collaborative, partnership model to enable partners collectively identify key water quality concerns, with farmers central in the co-design, development and implementation of measures.

-Celebrate the Mulkear via community outreach work based on improving local water quality, biodiversity and riparian management.

Description of activities

– Develop a model of collaborative working to identify key water quality concerns.

– Develop and deliver a tailored Catchment Sensitive Farming training programme.

– Achieve a real collaborative partnership through the co-design of a suite of farm measures.

– Complete detailed local catchment assessments and develop baseline data for monitoring.

– Undertake detailed farm risk assessments to ensure the right measure in the right place.

– Share best practice and communicate widely via Digital Story Telling, local volunteers, and an award system to recognise farmers and local river champions.

– Develop a community outreach programme to improve water quality, biodiversity and riparian management.

Contact person: Carol Quish

Address: Greanmore House, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.


Phone: +353 (0)83 1044609

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