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Reactive filtration offers safety, flexibility and consistency

The alarming degradation of receiving waters in the United Kingdom and Ireland has the environmental agency, together with the municipal water company’s, looking for ways to limit priority substances and other pollutants. While non-point source controls are slowly emerging, point source wastewater dischargers are already feeling the effect of more stringent effluent discharge consents for nutrients (phosphorous and nitrates). There are few technologies available to help treat for priority ...

Finality in construction adjudication

  Author: Paul Hughes, PhD, Barrister-at-Law, MRICS, MSCSI The Construction Contracts Act 2013 will give a party to construction contract the right to refer a payment dispute to adjudication. The Irish legislation is largely modelled on similar UK legislation. In particular, as the adjudicator’s decision is final and binding the parties must comply with it until the dispute is finally determined by legal proceedings, by arbitration or by agreement. Challenged for up to six ...

'How we steer economy through next decade is the real test' - Spillane

Though Ireland's economy will expand by six per cent this year - outstripping the EU average of 1.9 per cent - how we steer the economy through the next decade and beyond is the litmus test, Engineers Ireland director general Caroline Spillane said at the launch of the TASC report, 'A Time for Ambition: Ensuring prosperity through investment'. "After more than six years of austerity, we have arrived at a period of sustained, though fragile, growth," Spillane said. "The macro-indicators ...

Development of Ireland's largest water treatment plant facilitates future growth for the Dublin region

Author: Grellan McGrath CEng, director RPS From the shore of Blessington reservoir on the Wicklow/Kildare border, the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant currently supplies an average of 300 million litres per day (MLD) of treated water to consumers in Dublin City, Dun-Laoghaire, south Dublin and part of Kildare. The plant was originally conceived in 1936 under the Liffey Reservoir Act, which facilitated the construction of a 166 million cubic meter impounding reservoir on the ...

Aggregates and concrete products: standards and traceability for the assigned certifier

On July 1, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment with Special Responsibility for Housing, Planning and Coordination of the Construction 2020 Strategy, Paudie Coffey, unveiled an initiative by the Irish Concrete Federation (ICF) to certify the origin and compliance with product standards of aggregate and concrete materials supplied to individual construction projects in Ireland. The timing of the initiative by the ICF has been highly influenced by the enactment of the ...

Why a water/wastewater industry cluster was established for Ireland

  The water/wastewater industry cluster for Ireland was established in May of 2015 with the facilitation and support of Enterprise Ireland (EI). Approximately 50 attendees were at the establishment meeting of the cluster and these represented SMEs involved in the sector, relevant researchers/third level institutions and other stakeholders, including Irish Water. Why establish a water/wastewater cluster? Ireland has good national capability in the water/wastewater area as a result ...

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