Professor John Bracken, in his role at Aquens in UCD, was a mentor to many fishery scientists and limnology students over the years and was instrumental in the monitoring and rehabilitation works completed in the 1990s on the Rye Water. “As a global technology and business ...leader, we Rye LDARE FISHINGCOU the River nd are committed todoing the right things, the right RSE a tel In way. For Intel, corporate responsibility is simply good business ” t Intel, we consider corporate responsibility an inseparable part of Paul Ottelini Aour business. While many companies in the electronics industry This Intel President and Chief Executive Ofﬁcer now outsource most of their manufacturing, we continue to design and manufacture the majority of our products in our own factories. As a result, we place a strong emphasis on driving environmental detailed monitoring of the River Rye has reached an important milestone sustainability across our global operations. We continually strive to as we are now in the 20th year of reporting. To mark this occasion, and improve our operations and minimise our impact on the environment to share the wealth of unique information obtained through many years and vigilantly pursue new ways to reduce emissions and improve energy of monitoring, Intel is delighted to commission this special publication management through conservation, renewable energy, efficient building design, and other efforts. Intel first made the decision to locate a manufacturing location in Leixlip, Co. Kildare in 1989 and today the Ireland campus comprises 350 acres, of which 150 acres are in industrial use, with the balance of 200 acres being comprised of a mixture of amenity, residential and agricultural areas. Since first establishing operations at the Leixlip campus we have been aware of the rich biodiversity contained within parts of the site and also the significance of the Rye water and its Valley. We constantly consider our ecological footprint at the campus and the preservation and improvement of the river waters and its valley has been an important part of our voluntary environmental initiatives for many years. Over the last number of years Intel has supported major revitalisation ‘The Remarkable Rye’. The publication, compiled by Aquens at projects of the River Rye, working to preserve and enhance its natural University College Dublin, is an important reflection on 20 years of habitat, and we have a long standing commitment to the monitoring of invaluable data that has been provided by the river water and valley. the river through the funding of detailed annual reports that provide Intel is delighted to share part of the Rye’s story of the past 20 years and extensive resources on the physical and environmental features of the we are committed to the future preservation and enhancement of this Rye. beautiful and unique natural amenity. 4 4 5 Introduction The arrival of Intel to the Rye Water Valley The Friends of the Rye Come Together Chronology of Studies on the Rye Water The Course of the Rye Water Rye Water Valley/Carton SAC (site code 001398) Arterial Drainage in the Rye Water Catchment Historical Perspective on the Fishery Fishery Habitat Enhancement Programme Fish Species in the Rye Water Fish Habitat Requirements Twenty Years of Fish Data Trends in Salmonid Stocks in the Rye Water Macroinvertebrates What are Read the full The Remarkable Rye River Publication.