Through strong governance, administration and financial management, we ensure that SWAN achieves its objectives with integrity, efficiency, accountability and transparency.
Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) Objectives
- To protect and enhance the quality of Ireland’s waters and to promote the ecologically sustainable management of all Ireland’s aquatic resources through the promotion of the active involvement of environmental non-governmental organisations in the full implementation and ongoing delivery of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and other relevant water and water-related policy and legislation.
- To facilitate the participation of all member environmental groups in the full implementation and ongoing delivery of the Water Framework Directive at local and regional levels.
- To provide informed critical analysis at all stages of implementation and ongoing delivery of the Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive and other water-related plans and policies.
- To increase public awareness of the importance of good water quality and a healthy water environment for the common good, and to ensure that Ireland’s aquatic resources are protected for future generations.
- To represent the SWAN position to government, statutory bodies and other agencies in all relevant matters, and to seek when considered necessary, technical, financial or other action in order to secure the successful delivery of the WFD and MSFD and to advise and assist, where possible, the statutory authorities in the exercise of their responsibilities in relation to implementation of the Directive.
Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) Board of Directors
SWAN’s work is guided by SWAN’s Board of Directors which includes representatives from SWAN member organisations. Learn more about SWAN’s Board of Directors here.
The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.