Eight River Basin Districts were established in Ireland, three of these relate to cross-border areas and are formally known as International River Basin Districts. Shannon is one of these. Click on the link below for information about the River Basin District; river basin management strategy; how to participate; River Basin District Advisory Council; contact details; and a description of the extent of the District.
The River Basin Management Plan for the Shannon International River Basin District (2009 – 2015)
The Shannon International River Basin Management Plan (2009 – 2015), incorporating amendments of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage, and Local Government, was published on 6th July 2010 and is now available on the above site.
The draft plan was published on 22 December 2008 and there were also Environmental reports and the Habitats Directive Article 6 Assessment document. Public consultation ran until 22 June 2009.
The 1st Cycle River Basin Management Plan and supporting documentation is also available on the WFD Ireland website:
For the 2nd Cycle the Shannon RBD has been merged with the Western, Eastern, South Eastern, and South Western River Basin Districts to form one National River Basin District.
- Western Wales RBD
- Dee XRBD
- North Eastern RBD
- Neagh Bann IRBD
- North Western IRBD
Republic of Ireland:
1st Cycle River Basin Districts:
- Western RBD
- Shannon IRBD
- Eastern RBD
- South Eastern RBD
- South Western RBD
2nd Cycle River Basin Districts:
- National RBD
- International RBDs
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