SWAN’s Mission:

SWAN’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of Ireland’s waters and to promote the ecologically sustainable management of all our aquatic resources through the promotion of the active involvement of environmental organisations in the implementation and delivery of the EU  Water Framework Directive (WFD)  in Ireland.

SWAN’s Aims:

  1. To facilitate the participation of all member environmental groups in the full implementation and ongoing delivery of the Water Framework Directive, especially at local and regional (River Basin District) levels.
  2. To provide informed critical analysis at all stages of implementation and ongoing delivery of the Water Framework Directive
  3. To increase public awareness of the importance of good water quality for the common good, and to show how, through the Water Framework Directive, Ireland’s aquatic resources can be protected for future generations.
  4. To represent the SWAN position to government, statutory bodies and other agencies in all relevant matters and to advise and assist, where possible, the statutory authorities in the exercise of their responsibilities in relation to implementation of the Water Framework Directive.