Title: Northern Ireland Environment and Heritage Service Groundwater Webpages 
Resource Type: web links 
Availability: Fully and freely available from: http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/environment/waterManage/quality/groundwater/groundwater_ni.shtml 
Producers or distributor Northern Ireland Environment and Heritage Service 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/environment/waterManage/quality/grou ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Planning overview
Short description: Provides details about Groundwater: in NI, Resources, Quality, Private Drinking Water Sources, Protection, Vulnerability, Legislation, Publications and Monitoring 
Long description: In Northern Ireland, as with the rest of Ireland, groundwater occurs below the land surface in most places. However it will not always be available for use for a variety of reasons some of which are mentioned in the following section. Even where groundwater is not readily exploitable, protection of that groundwater still needs to be a consideration due to the unique nature of this resource. Deposits left during the last ice age and more recently, which mantle more than 90% of the land area, play an important role in the hydrogeology of Northern Ireland. In particular, glacial till deposits are widespread and influence both recharge to and vulnerability of groundwater in underlying aquifers. 
Submitted By: Mr Bob Barnes WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/04/2005

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