In March, we visited Monaghan to continue doing interviews for our community photography project. While we were there, we visited the Ballybay Wetlands Centre and took note of the extremely high water levels that had followed recent rains. Many of the fences that divide fields from the water body by the wetland centre, were underwater, illustrating a point many have made to us about the insufficiencies of fencing depending on the time of the year and weather patterns. This can pose acute problems for water management, as for instance when the town’s wastewater treatment facility is flooded, or when fields covered in nutrients are submerged by overflowing rivers.
This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. It is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research.
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