[13 Nov] Know your catchment and how to protect it! [fr]

Water is everywhere on the island of Ireland, but where is it all going? How does it eventually become rivers and lakes? Thibault Hallouin will be exploring the journey of water through the landscape with students from the LFI and will open their mind to solutions to keep the quality of water.

The workshop will take place on Monday 13th November in Dublin. The workshop is booked out.

Know your catchment and how to protect it!

Ireland’s weather is well known to be rather wet! Water is everywhere on the island of Ireland: we have more than 74,000 kilometres of river channels and over 12,000 lakes. Where is all this water going? How does it eventually become rivers and lakes?
Thibault will intervene in primary school classrooms to present the fascinating, and often unexpected, journey of water through the landscape from the atmosphere to the sea. Introducing the fundamental concepts of hydrology, He will mention the main threats to the quality of rivers in Ireland and what are the main solutions to keep the high quality of our Irish waterbodies.

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Who are you, Thibault Hallouin?

I am a PhD student in Environmental Hydrology at University College Dublin (UCD). I am a trained engineer in Environmental Management from INSA Rouen. I grew up in Chartres, before moving to Rouen for my Master of Engineering and, later worked in the region of Paris for a couple of years. I moved to Dublin in 2014 and I obtained a scholarship to carry out my research at UCD in 2015.

What are you working on?

I am currently working on the research project ESManage funded by Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency,. This project is identifying and valuing the services provided to people by the freshwater ecosystems in Ireland, including rivers and lakes. As part of this project, I am working on the implementation of a modelling framework coupling hydrological and water quality models to the fate of water and its contaminants within a river basin. This will make possible to predict the efficiency of different land management scenarios on the improvement of the freshwater ecosystem services, including the provision of safe water for drinking and a suitable habitat for freshwater biology.

Practical information

The workshop will take place on Monday 13th November in Dublin. The workshop is booked out.

Workshop organised by Thibault Hallouin with the support of the Embassy of France in Ireland.

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Published on 02/11/2017

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