Spatial Planning & Infastructure - Critical Infrastructure - Adaptation for Climate Change - Water Supply April 2009 - Nov. 17, 2009


Water is the key to the survival of all human, animal and plant life on this planet. It has the ability to mix with some substances, to corrode others, to operate as a vapour, liquid or solid, and at the same time has extraordinary self-cleaning properties, yet we in Ireland usually take water for granted. That situation will alter, however, as climate change takes effect, and we come to recognise water for the liquid gold it is. As a result, the conservation, use, demand and treatment of water have to be given the most careful consideration in order to ensure a sustainable environment.