The wonders and worries of water

15mar4:00 pm5:00 pmThe wonders and worries of waterPanel discussion

Event Details

We cannot live without water, many millions don’t have enough and flooding regularly hits areas of Ireland and of countries around the world.
These complexities of water will be discussed in an online round table hosted by the Mary Mulvihill Association and DCU Water Institute.
The panel will include people with particular interests in water quality, our damp weather, equity and security of supply, and the pleasures of contemplating rivers, lakes and seas.
The wonders of water include its chemical simplicity (H2O) and its biological indispensability, its calming and healing qualities. The worries of water include the dangers it represents and the challenges of managing it equitably and effectively.

This panel discussion takes place ahead of World Water Day (22 March) which this year has the theme of Groundwater.

It also takes place in association with the Mary Mulvihill Award, a science media competition for students which this year has the theme, Water. Entries for this competition may
address the theme from social, political, scientific, engineering, artistic or other perspectives.

The panellists for this discussion will include:

  • Susan Hegarty, Head of the School of History and Geography at Dublin City University and leader of citizen science projects on water quality
  • Padraic Larkin, former deputy director-general of the Environmental Protection Agency and former chair of Water JPI, a European programme on Water Challenges for a Changing World
  • Theo Dorgan, poet, social commentator and ocean sailor
  • Niamh Shaw, STEAM artist and prospective space explorer, who wants to know if there is water on Mars


Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



March 15, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-11:00)

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