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Water quality and recreational use of public waterways. ESRI Research Bulletin 2017/06

Breen, Benjamin and Curtis, John and Hynes, Stephen (2017) Water quality and recreational use of public waterways. ESRI Research Bulletin 2017/06. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Approximately half of the adult population participate in some form of water-based activity every year, across activities such as angling, boating, swimming, and water sports. Prior research from 2003 suggests that water-based tourism accounted for 22 per cent of the domestic tourism market and generated 45 per cent of domestic tourism revenue, all of which is underpinned by Ireland’s marine and freshwater resources. The Environmental Protection Agency’s most recent State of the Environment report notes that while the quality of Ireland’s surface waters is among the best in Europe improvements are still needed and insufficient progress is being made. Over the past six years there was no improvement in quality of river, transitional and coastal waters, while lake water quality has got slightly worse. This research examines how recreational activity is impacted by changes in water quality.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > sports
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Research Bulletin
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:03
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:03

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