AIT to host major debate on draining the River Shannon

AIT to host major debate on draining the River Shannon

A major debate on flooding and draining of the Shannon will take place in Athlone Institute of Technology on Monday 10th April during a major environmental conference. AIT is hosting the 27th Environ conference from Monday April 10 to Wednesday, April 12th.

The conference, The Irish Environmental Researcher’s Colloquium, is the largest annual gathering of environmental researchers in Ireland, which regularly attracts in the region of 300 delegates. This year’s colloquium is organised by the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI) and the Faculty of Science and Health at Athlone IT. At the colloquium some 100 oral papers and 80 scientific posters will be presented on various environmental topics.

The theme of this year’s event is “Putting the Eco in the Economy”. This year, the conference will open on Monday evening with a public engagement debate on the topic of “Draining the Shannon”.

This structured debate will be addressed bu Sean Canney, Minister for the OPW and Flood Relief, Tom Browne, ESB, Dr Ciaran Kelly Inland Fisheries Ireland, Sinead O’Brien, Sustainable Water Network ( SWAN) and Michael Silke, IFA. There will also be a question and answers session.

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