Thank you for emailing the Ministers to fix the water plan. Now you can take further action by taking a minute to email your TDs to get them to take action by following the steps below.

What are we calling for to fix the plan?

We have submitted various recommendations to the draft plan. 85% of public submissions to the draft plan supported them.

Below are some quick one minute videos that give an outline of some of the recommendations we are calling for that are still not in the plan. You can share them on social media and ask people to take the action.

Why we need action?

Who is SWAN?

The Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) is an umbrella network of 25 of Ireland’s leading environmental NGOs, national and regional, working together to protect and restore Ireland’s rivers, lakes, coast and groundwater through coordinated participation in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Floods Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and other water-related policy.

SWAN National Members

An Taisce
The National Trust For Ireland

Bat Conservation Ireland

BirdWatch Ireland

Coastal Concern Alliance


Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation

Friends of the Earth Ireland

Friends Of The Irish Environment

Irish Peatland Conservation Council

Irish Seal Sanctuary
Caring for Ireland’s Marine Ecology

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

Irish Wildlife Trust

VOICE of Irish Concern for the Environment

Where can I find the draft River Basin Management Plan (RBMP)?