Groundwater

Groundwater

The Groundwater Programme is part of the Groundwater and Geothermal Unit.

​​​​Groundwater is important as a source of drinking water, and it supports river flows, lake levels and ecosystems. It contains natural substances dissolved from the soils and rocks that it flows through, and can also be contaminated by human actions on the land surface.

As a clean, but vulnerable, resource, groundwater needs to be understood, managed and protected. We provide advice and maps to members of the public, consultancies and public bodies about groundwater quality, quantity and distribution.

Geothermal energy is the heat that exists beneath the surface of the Earth. Ireland has abundant geothermal energy resources that are as yet largely untapped. Geothermal energy is proven to be secure, environmentally sustainable, effectively carbon-neutral and cost-effective over long-term periods, and can play an important role in decarbonising Ireland's heat energy sector.

We provide scientific advice and expertise in this area to support new policies and regulations developed by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. We are developing a new National Geothermal database to promote the use of this clean natural resource. 

​Explore the data and maps compiled by the Groundwater programme.

​Explore the research initiatives taking place in the Groundwater programme.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/GSI-Short-Call-2022-launched.aspxGSI Short Call 2022 launchedGSI invites proposals for this year's Short Call research funding11/05/2022 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Launch_educational_resources.aspxLaunch of our educational resourcesGeological Survey Ireland is proud to announce the launch of our educational resources. These include resources for both Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate level. The resources have been jointly developed with iCRAG. 26/04/2022 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Leaving_Certificate_Resource_booklet_2021.aspxGeoscience for Leaving Certificate Geography CPD Programme Resource Booklet26/04/2022 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Castlecomer-model.aspxCastlecomer 3D geological model25/04/2022 23:00:00