Protection of groundwater resources

Id:
4

Funder:
Geological Survey of Ireland

Title:
Protection of groundwater resources

Coordinator:
Hamill Gerard

Organisation:
Queen's University Belfast

Department:
Earth & Ocean Sciences

Country:
IRELAND

SRIA Themes:
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Start Date:
30/06/2008

End Date:
06/07/2014

Summary:
This research seeks to provide a better understanding of Ireland’s poorly productive aquifers and to evaluate the impact of human behaviour on groundwater and how this affects the wider environment. Monitoring wells have been installed to study areas such as the Glencastle River Catchment (Co. Mayo), the Gortinlieve catchment (Co. Donegal), the Mattock catchment (Co. Louth) and at Oughterard (Co. Galway).

Keywords:
Groundwater; Anthropogenic impact; Poorly Productive Aquifers; Fracture Flow