National Bathing Water Expert Group

Advises Minister on the implementation of the regulations, and collaborates on addressing significant issues as they arise.

The current membership of the group includes:

– Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, (Chair)

– the Health Service Executive,

– the Environmental Protection Agency,

– Water Safety Ireland,

– An Taisce,

– Coastwatch,

– Local Authorities, and

– Irish Water.

The key functions of the Bathing Water Expert Group are as follows:

– Advise Minister on matters relating to bathing water protection policy;

– Advise the relevant implementation bodies regarding the implementation of the Bathing Water Directive in Ireland;

– Develop guidance for the implementation of the Bathing Water Directive;

– Evaluate priority actions critical to delivering Ireland’s obligations under the Bathing Water Directive; and

– to provide a national view with respect to developments relating to the Bathing Water Directive and feed this through to the EU Commission and the EU Bathing Water Expert Group.

AIE: members, agendas/minutes (2021-22)

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