There are huge developments in motion for one of Ireland's most important natural resources.
With the National Development Plan 2007-2013 including an unprecedented €4.7 billion investment in water - as well as significant private investment - there are major issues and challenges to be addressed regarding the necessary infrastructure, treatment and planning for future capital projects.
With this in mind, The Sunday Business Post and conference partner, iQuest will host The National Water Summit on 2-3 October 2007 at Croke Park, Dublin.
The agenda this year examines how regulation will shape long and short-term strategy. The industry's approach for optimal infrastructure solutions will be explored - as well as our need for increasingly sophisticated infrastructure for treatment and distribution. Current and future solutions for pollution, pathogens, monitoring and control will be examined.
The Conference will also be looking at international programmes and best industry practice, as well as the future for metering projects, the role of the private sector and the areas of public works procurement and maintenance contracts.