5.3 Water Quality and Catchment Management: Pre-Application Support

5.3 Water Quality and Catchment Management: Pre-Application Support

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Programme (DS)
Investment Area

Prior to the funding call for the new PEACEPLUS Programme, the SEUPB held a pre-application support workshop under Investment Area 5.3: Water Quality and Catchment Management.




Overview of Investment Area 5.3

The Water Quality Improvement Programme will enable a cross-border collaborative approach to the management and improvement of water quality to address the requirements of the Water Framework Directive in selected: 

  • Cross-border catchments (freshwater bodies in cross-border river basins) located within the Programme Area (IA 5.3)
  • Water bodies (IA 5.4)

The key objective of Investment Area (IA) 5.3 is to 'promote sustainable water management'.

This will result in 'The development and management of cross-border water quality and catchment management programmes, designed to enable freshwater bodies in cross-border river basins to achieve good or high quality. with an increased percentage of shared waters in the Programme Area with good or high quality status.'

Recording of Workshop

Workshop Presentation Slides

Investment Area 5.3 Workshop Presentation Slides
Investment Area 5.3 Workshop Presentation Slides.PPTX

Concept Note

A Concept Note, capturing high-level details of a project idea.

Any organisation interested in becoming a Lead Partner under Investment Area 5.3 may express their interest by completing and returning this Concept Note. The Concept Note does not form part of the formal application process. Instead, it has been put in place to help guide potential applicants to strengthen their application (should they decide to make one) and to help with a smoother project implementation process in the event of funding being awarded.

Submission for 5.3 Concept Notes closed Wednesday 10th May 2023.

Priority Actions and Locations

As part of the pre-development support for Investment Area 5.3 the two jurisdictions have worked together to identify the areas, actions, and target species/populations which would benefit the most from Programme Support. These are based on need, on the policy priorities in the region, and on what we have learned from past Programmes. The priority list below provides specific actions and locations where applicants should focus their attention in the development of project proposals and actions.

5.3 Priority Actions and Locations

Supporting Datasets

PEACEPLUS IA 5.3 supporting datasets
PEACEPLUS IA 5.3 supporting datasets info v1.docx

Potential Partners Notice Board

Would you like to include your details on this web page as part of a Potential Partner Notice Board? In doing so you are confirming consent for the details you provide to be made publicly available via the SEUPB website. Please note that all personal data you provide to the SEUPB will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

If you want to use the ‘Potential Partner’ Notice Board facility please supply your details below:

Potential partners

The following organisations have asked for their details to be included here, feel free to contact them in relation to potentially forming a partnership for this Investment Area of the EU PEACEPLUS Programme.

Organisation Contact
The Bryden Centre at Queen’s University Dr Neil Harrison
Scotland’s International Environment Centre, University of Stirling Dr Peter Hunter
Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) Andy Hallewell
Veri Connect Noleen Neill
river blackwater catchment trust alan mc cabe
Trinity College Dublin Patrick Morrissey
Compass Informatics Vivienne Kelly

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