Co-ordinator, Sustainable Water Network (SWAN)
Sinead O’Brien has been Co-ordinator of the Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) for 12 years. SWAN is an umbrella network of 27 of Ireland’s leading environmental organisations – national and regional – working collaboratively to protect and enhance Ireland’s water environment through participation in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Floods Directive and a wide range of other water-related policy and legislation. Sinead represents the environmental sector on the National Water Forum, the National Rural Water Services Committee and the Irish Water Stakeholder Forum and sits on the External Advisory Board of the DCU Water Institute. She has extensive experience of water policy analysis at national and EU level and has a particular interest in public participation in integrated water management.