Water Stewardship Workshop with Uisce Eireann

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Date: Monday, July 22nd

Time: 2pm

Location: Online

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Uisce Éireann is teaming up with County Wexford Chamber to help businesses to thrive and support efforts to conserve water across the county by taking part in a dedicated Water Stewardship Workshop for Wexford businesses this July.

The Uisce Éireann Water Stewardship Programme is designed to lower water consumption, reduce operating costs, and protect the environment. With over 750 large water users trained nationwide, the programme has fostered over 1,800 water conservation projects, achieving an average water reduction of 20% per site.

Water conservation training

As part of a drive to deliver water conservation training to businesses in Wexford, an innovative online Certified Water Stewardship Workshop has been launched in partnership with Uisce Éireann, County Wexford Chamber, and the Sustainable Enterprise Skillnet.

The workshop, which will be delivered online by Uisce Éireann on Monday, July 22nd, at 2pm, aims at equipping businesses in the Model County with the knowledge and tools to lower water consumption, reduce operating costs, and protect the environment. The workshop will provide an introduction to water stewardship and opportunities for quick wins on site and to outline the pathway to Water Stewardship Programme certification.

Benefits of water stewardship training

Highlighting the benefits of water stewardship training, Dave McCann, a graduate from Uisce Éireann’s Water Stewardship Programme from Clayton Whites Hotel, commented: “Sustainability and protecting the environment is a key policy at the Clayton. We have seen significant reductions in our water consumption following our participation in the Uisce Éireann Water Stewardship Programme. In counties like Wexford where hot summers can impact water availability, we are delighted to be playing our part.”

County Wexford Chamber: Financial benefits

The successes of the Clayton Whites Hotel in utilising the learnings from this Programme underscores the potential impact of adopting water stewardship practices. Paula Roche, CEO of County Wexford Chamber, added: “The Water Stewardship Programme gives easy to follow steps on how businesses can conserve water, protect the environment, and enhance their sustainability credentials. These practices can also bring financial benefits to the businesses taking part as reduction in water usages can also mean lower bills and lower energy costs. We are encouraging all businesses in Wexford to sign up to this initiative and to play their part in conserving this precious resource.”

Uisce Éireann: Increase in water usage during tourist season

Jim Fitzgerald, Regional Operations Manager with Uisce Éireann, said: “We all have a role to play in conserving water, especially during the summer. Water demand always increases with an influx of tourists and visitors. This year more visitors are expected for the Fleadh as people are set to enjoy a week of traditional music and street activities. We are looking forward to working with the business community on this initiative and are very grateful for their support, and the support of County Wexford Chamber and the Fleadh committee.”

Register today by booking online

If you are a business interested in signing up to take part in the free Certified Water Stewardship Workshop, please register at  https://sustainableenterpriseskillnet.com/wexford/