Groundwater

Groundwater

​​​​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.

​​​​​​​This section provides information about our ongoing activities helping us all understanding Ireland's groundwater and karst, how we support Ireland's environment along with your groundwater questions answered.​​​​  It also includes the Groundwater Newsletter. 

​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/Geoscience-2019.aspxGeoscience 2019 - Geoscience for Climate ActionGeological Survey Ireland flagship conference brought together over 200 industry leaders, academia and government scientists, and policy experts to discuss geoscience activity in Ireland and how the community can focus efforts to deliver the objectives set out in the Government's Climate Action Plan. 08/11/2019 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/GSI-Host-Inter-Agency-Groundwater-Flood-Steering-Group.aspxGSI Host Inter-Agency Groundwater Flood Steering GroupGeological Survey Ireland hosted the third and final technical advisory committee meeting of the Groundwater Flooding Programme (GWFlood) – a three year project with the objective of investigating the drivers and extent of karst groundwater flooding in Ireland. 21/10/2019 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-City-Geo-Environmental-Challenges-as-addressed-by-Geological-Survey-Ireland.aspxDublin City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Groundwater-Newsletter-Issue-58-June-2019.aspxGroundwater Newsletter Issue 58 June 201927/06/2019 23:00:00