Ireland’s rivers, lakes & coastal areas are a valuable natural resource under serious threat.

We may have plenty of rain, but the real problems arise once it hits the ground…

Our business, domestic, leisure & development activities all have impacts on the water environment.
A change in the way we treat our waters is essential if their wildlife, amenity & economic values are to
be protected. SWAN is a network of Ireland’s leading environmental organisations working to ensure
that new Water Framework Directive water management plans provide this protection.