EU Funds Research for Bathing Water Quality

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Picture of Gina McIntyre CEO of the SEUPB and the Greg O’Hare University College Dublin

A cross-border research project for developing a system of live bathing water monitoring was launched recently at the Titanic Museum, Belfast. The EU SWIM Project combines the expertise of lead partner University College Dublin and Northern Irish project partners Agri-Food Bioscience Institute and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, aiming to develop a system that will allow bathers to check the water quality of their chosen bathing spots live before taking the dip. Pictured at the launch are lead partner representative Greg O'Hare from University College Dublin and CEO of the SEUPB Gina McIntyre. Read more about the project here.

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