Improving Forestry Activities
NIW have been working with key stakeholders to improve practices when planting and felling trees in order to reduce the impacts on water quality.
Garron Plateau Blanket Bog Restoration Project
NI Water have worked with the assistance of the RSPB and NIEA on an award winning project to protect and restore peatland at the Garron Plateau, within the catchment area of Dungonnell WTW in the Antrim Hills. The area is the largest expanse of intact blanket bog in Northern Ireland and its value has been recognised both nationally and internationally. It helped restore habitats and enhanced water quality by natural filtration through the peat and vegetation.
Glenedra River Riparian Tree Planting Project
A joint project between NI Water, The Woodland Trust and The Loughs Agency to plant 5,742 native broadleaf trees along the banks of the Glenedra River, Co Londonderry. This will reduce bankside erosion improving water quality and have a positive impact on habitats and aquatic species.