IAS Laboratories have been involved with a recent study carried out by Dublin City University on the public perceptions of water quality in Ireland. An in-depth study and analysis on the perceptions of the general public on their water supply was carried out by academics and scientists in DCU. Some of the key findings included that participants had a lack of trust in public and private assessments of water quality. The study found that the responsibility was viewed as something which should be shared between communities and state agencies, and effective communication by independent testing companies could lead to more satisfactory engagement between public and private spheres.
The full report can be viewed here.
IAS Laboratory has already established great communications between the relevant state agencies and continues to strive to make this relationship stronger and endeavour to involve a better dialogue surrounding water quality.