The Mulkear EIP project will work to deliver a catchment sensitive approach to farming in a catchment which is “At Risk”. It will work with local farmers to undertake mitigation measures to achieve good water quality.
The key Mulkear EIP objectives are:
(i) Build capacity within the farming community to identify and mitigate agricultural impacts on water quality through practical on-farm measures and shared learning in catchment sensitive farming discussion groups
(ii) Use a collaborative partnership model with the Mulkear EIP partners (LAWPRO, ASSAP, Dairygold, the two local authorities, Limerick & Tipperary) to collectively identify key water quality concerns in the catchment
(iii) Collate data generated from local catchment assessments to mitigate the risk from the major sources and pathways identified
(iv) Deliver a highly innovative collaborative approach to catchment sensitive farming with local farmers inputting into the co-design and development of appropriate mitigation measures;
(v) Celebrate the Mulkear via a community based outreach programme based on improving local water quality, biodiversity and riparian management