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The groundwater section runs a wide range of ongoing activities to develop the understanding Ireland's groundwater and karst. We also run a series of outreach events to promote the importance of groundwater.
Find out what activities the groundwater section runs to develop the understand of Ireland's groundwater.
Karst is a landscape that develops on rock that can be dissolved by water. Approximately 45% of Ireland is underlain by limestone and consequently karst is very significant in Ireland.
The groundwater section supports Ireland's environment by supporting the Water Framework Directive; providing advice on Groundwater in Environmental Impact Assessment (Planning) and Groundwater dependant ecosystems.