Recent research presentation to Water Forum, by Irene O’Callaghan UCC, highlighted a huge knowledge gap on sediment contamination, recommendations led to discussion at CMSC.
More monitoring is needed, no regulations in place, would recommend pilot projects.
Lake sediment is an issue and there is lots of unpublished research in this area. It would be useful to collate this information.
Sediment is the 2nd most important pollutant in water after P. It is not well understood and is significant in lakes and estuaries but unsure about its significance in rivers.
Thanks to Irene O’Callaghan
PhD Candidate, MESA Research Group
School of BEES & School of Chemistry |University College Cork |