The Duncannon Blue Flag farming and communities scheme is an innovative agri-environment project based in the Duncannon catchment, located in south-west Wexford, Ireland. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) funding initiative and the project will operate through the period 2018-2021.
To achieve this goal, the project will pursue the following specific objectives:
Sustainably restore, protect and enhance the quality of the bathing and riverine waters at Duncannon by reducing pollution from rural agricultural and domestic sources whilst also protecting farm incomes;
Develop an effective model for future sustainable management of similar catchments &
Foster positive relations between the farmers and householders in the catchment area and the local natural landscape, particularly the water environment and associated biodiversity.