The Dublin Urban Rivers Life Project

South Dublin County Council’s Dublin Urban Rivers Life Project had a fantastic Community Planting event on Friday 5th August. Over 50 members of the community came out to help in planting a wide range of flowing and marginal plants, which will assist in the diversification of the ecology and biodiversity in the area. A wealth…

Green Awards 2022

The team at VESI Environmental are looking forward to finding out who will win the Green Technology Award at the Green Awards tonight at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin. Irish Water & Kerry County Council are a finalist for the wastewater project Lixnaw Integrated Constructed Wetlands. Best of luck to all the finalists.

World Wetlands Day 2022

A call to take action for wetlands is the focus of this years’ campaign. It’s an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those we have degraded. Click on the link for more information: https://www.worldwetlandsday.org/home

The 9th WETPOL Conference 13-17 September 2021

VESI Environmental is delighted to be attending the 9th WETPOL Conference taking place from 13th-17th September 2021, organised by BOKU University Vienna, Austria. WETPOL 2021 is a full virtual event. The conference programme will focus on process-based topics on pollutants dynamics in various types of wetlands including recent advances in the following areas:• Biogeochemical cycling…

Kilbogget Park Site Visit

Our team made a regular site visit to Kilbogget Park (Dun Laoghaire Rathedown Country Council Park). With summer in full array, the park was full of vibrant greenery as well as a host of wildlife and the occasional visitor making the most of the summer sun. The team were delighted to report back that the…

Upcoming Wetland Meetings

Several upcoming meetings related to wetlands which may be of interest are as follows: • WETPOL 2021, Vienna 15-17 September, wetpol.com• INTECOL Wetland Conference Christchurch, 10-15 October, www.intecol2021.com• SWS Europe 2022, Arles June 2022• INTECOL world congress, Geneva August 28- September 2, 2022 www.intecol2021.org

ICW at Lixnaw, Co. Kerry

Glorious weather yesterday while inspecting the recently commissioned municipal ICW at Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

Floating Island Santry, Co. Dublin

A sunny day and the easing of COVID 19 restrictions was enjoyed in June while VESI restocked the Floating Island in Santry, Co. Dublin, as part of TU Dublin and Fingal County Council’s Floating Treatment Wetland project. We look forward to some flourishing results.

16th SWS Europe Chapter Virtual Conference 2021

Delighted to be attending the 16th SWS Europe Chapter Virtual Conference. The conference is organized by the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Europe Chapter and Tour du Valat, and is themed Connecting wetlands functioning and biodiversity towards nature-based solutions https://tourduvalat.org/agenda/europe-chapter-of-the-society-of-wetlands-scientists-arles-15-17th-of-june-2021/