We were very excited to see Water Institute member Dr. Susan Hegarty out and about gathering some footage for one of her modules this year “Water Resources of Ireland”. Water Resources of Ireland is a module offered to final year students of Geography on the Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours programme. Over the course of the module, students will explore the threats to Irish water quality, and will carry out a piece of research on the water resources of their home area, including looking at the vulnerability of the water resources to contamination.
This clip that Dr. Susan Hegary has assembled captures the really interesting aspects of the importance of water quality in Ireland and gives students the opportunity to do their own research around a water body close to home. We hope all the students post some pictures of their research field trips to our twitter page @DCUWater – we really look forward to seeing them over the coming academic year!