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June 12, 2012 / landscapeiskingston

John McKeown, Waterways Ireland: Regional action planning and knowledge exchange


Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University interviewed John McKeown, Regional Manager of Waterways Ireland (WI)- partner in the Interreg IVC funded ‘Waterways Forward’ project – about development of a national/regional action plan and knowledge exchange within the partnership.  This is one of a series of interviews which took place at the recent partners’ meeting in Budapest, Hungary. 

John describes how implementation of various European Directives – Water Framework Directive and Habitats Directive –  are being interpreted and put into practice by Waterways Ireland and how conversations with other Waterways Forward partners is allowing WI to better understand and apply the EU legislation to their national waterways network.

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