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Revitalised River Shannon
HEI Grand ChallengeResilient Bioregion
LeadAndrea Deverell

Mission Statement

By 2030, UL will have significantly contributed to the ecological health of the Shannon River and its associated natural ecosystems.
UL has an intimate relationship with the River Shannon; it runs through the heart of our campus and opens its waters to our community. This mission sees UL become stewards of the revitalisation of River Shannon. In doing so, the river will flourish through water protection and habitat restoration, and sustainable social-use.

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to promote sustainable development and address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Each mission and associated project within the Mission Lab portfolio is directly linked to one or more SDGs, ensuring all efforts are in service of true impact.

Sustainable Development Goals in Focus

01No Poverty
02Zero Hunger
03Good Health and Well-being
04Quality Education
05Gender Equality
06Clean Water and Sanitation
07Affordable and Clean Energy
08decent work and economic growth
09Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
10reduced inequalities
11Sustainable Cities and Communities
12Responsible Consumption and Production
13Climate Action
14Life Below Water
15Life on Land
16Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17Partnerships for the Goals


+river clean up frequency
+river health
+aquatic life population
+water quality
+place-based knowledge
+river safety and protection
+river waste prevention
-river pollution
-waste water runoff
-water pollution


Official metrics are yet to be defined by the mission team and additional key stakeholders. This will occur upon commencement of the mission projects and will be influenced by data derived from baseline studies of the systems relevant to each mission.

Mission Model

The mission model is a structured framework that guides the development and execution of each mission. This model allows for a flexible and dynamic approach to mission-based work, where diverse stakeholders can come together to create positive change.
HEI Grand Challenge
Resilient Bioregion
Revitalised River Shannon
Cross Sector Innovation
Buildings & Estates
River Users
Local Fishing Community
Clubs & Societies
Student Life
Student-led Sustainability Office
Campus Community
Project Portfolio
Revitalised River Shannon
Revitalised River Shannon
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