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Events

 

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The Big Sweep

Saturday 3rd November
North Road steps or Billy Neill crossing on The Comber Greenway
N/A

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 4th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
N/A

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Green Key Eco–certification for the hospitality industry

Thursday 8th November
Allstate NI Belfast, 10 Mays Meadow, Belfast BT1 3PH
Free

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BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2018

Saturday 10th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
£23 per person if you book and pay by 31 October and £25 after that date

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Webinar – The Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Better Retail, Better World

Monday 12th November
Online
Free

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Getting Our Act Together: Human Rights, Our Environment & Brexit

Wednesday 14th November
Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast
Free

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Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th November
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
No Charge

Family Festive Film Fun

Sunday 18th November
Rowallen Garden
Adult £7.00, Child £3.50, Family £17.50

Agriculture & Animal Welfare Post–Brexit

Monday 19th November
Leigh Day, Priory House, 25 St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4LB
Free

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Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland?

Saturday 24th November
Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1ES
Free

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 24th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission

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The Northern Ireland Freshwater Taskforce (FWTF) represents a range of organisations working together to ensure that Northern Ireland preserves and improves freshwater ecosystems. This entails encouraging Government and wider society to adopt a sustainable and integrated approach to water management. A key objective of the Taskforce is to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in Northern Ireland.

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The Taskforce has produced a ten point action plan entitled From Source to Sea outlining how Northern Ireland can achieve sustainable water use and restore our freshwater environment. Launched by the Northern Ireland Environment Committee in 2012, this document represents a clear programme of action the Northern Ireland Executive must take in order to meet agreed European standards for water management by 2015.

The Fresh Water Taskforce Priorities 2013–2015 can be found here.

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The intention is to push sustainable water use further up the policy agenda and is a call to government for funding and action to meet our European obligations.  

This is necessary to ensure protection of water bodies; healthy rivers and wetlands; improved water efficiency; polluters to pay, water–friendly farming, sustainable urban drainage, and wetland restoration. 

The FWTF urge the Northern Ireland Executive to use this ten point plan to drive forward sustainable water management and avoid environmental damage, infraction fines from Europe, increasing costs of water treatment and negative impacts on tourism revenue.

In fulfilling its objectives the FWTF is represented on a wide range of groups and forums, including the WFD Stakeholder Forum, the Sustainable Flood Risk Management Group, Salmon and Inland Fisheries Forum and the various River Catchment Stakeholder Groups.

Members of the Northern Ireland Freshwater Taskforce are:

Friends of the Earth NI;
National Trust;
Northern Ireland Environment Link;
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds;
The Rivers Trust;
Ulster Angling Federation;
Ulster Wildlife;
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust; and
WWF NI

If you would like further information on the work of the Freshwater Taskforce contact:

Contact: 
Dr Jonathan Bell
Northern Ireland Environment Link 
89 Loopland Drive 
Belfast 
BT6 9DW 
Tel: 028 9045 5770 
Email: jonathan@nienvironmentlink.org