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BIM Water Stewardship Support Programme

Start Date
October 2024

6–8 Weeks


Funded By
Bord Iascaigh Mhara

The BIM Water Stewardship Support Programme has been developed in partnership with Water Stewardship Ireland and 20FIFTY Partners. The programme aims to provide seafood processing sites with a structured approach to managing water on site, as well as support at each step as they progress on their journey to better water stewardship.

Programme Benefits

Reduce Water

Reduce water usage on site by up to 30%

Cost Savings

Achieve average savings of up to €20,000 p.a

Leak Detection

Identify and repair potential leaks on site


Accepted under Bord Bia’s Origin Green scheme

Learning Experience

Online Learning 

This an engaging flexible programme delivered online through a combination of live webinars, eLearning modules and one-to-one mentoring. Participating firms will receive access to case study material and guidance specific to the seafood processing industry and peer to peer learning opportunities.

Live Workshop Webinars  

Workshop 1: Getting Started and the Business Case for Water Action
Workshop 2: Baselining your Usage and Establishing Water KPIs
Workshop 3: Preparing for Mapping
Workshop 4: Completing a Water Self Audit and Identifying Improvement Actions

Five Steps to Better Water Stewardship

The programme is anchored on the “Five Steps to Better Water Stewardship”, a framework that provides an actionable approach to rolling out water stewardship across all sites. Throughout this programme, your site will receive support at each step as you progress on your journey to better water stewardship.

Start Date: October 2024

Duration: 6–8 Weeks

Delivery: Online

Cost: Funded by Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Client Testimonials

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“This programme has helped us reinforce our commitment to sustainability on site. Irish Fish Canners is now recognised as a leader in Water Stewardship on a National level”

Nadine Bonner

Irish Fish Canners

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“The metering and monitoring system that was implemented as part of this support programme has been crucial to the identification of water optimisation opportunities and water savings of up to €20,000 on site”

Damian O’Meara

Kish Fish