Water in Ireland is a crucial and valued natural resource. 

Monitoring and improving water quality is of particular concern for:

  • Public health safety and reducing the risk of gastrointestinal illness especially for outbreaks of E.coli and intestinal Enterococci,
  • The impacts of pollution from urban run-off, wastewater discharges, and from agricultural sources – especially after heavy rain, and
  • Providing good quality bathing water for recreational use and for tourism.

The WaterMon project aims to develop and demonstrate a real-time monitoring technology for the detection and monitoring of pathogens, E-Coli and Enterococci, and nutrients, Nitrogen and Phosphorus (N&P), in drinking and bathing water.

WaterMon is a collaborative project between:

The two-year project has received €500k funding from Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland.