6:30pm - 8:30pm


VIRTUAL | WEBINAR | United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Republic of Ireland branch

Event description

An evening webinar looking at the characteristics of Irish karst aquifers.

Karstified carbonate aquifers provide drinking water to approximately 25% of the global population. These important aquifers are vulnerable and complex systems. It is crucial to understand the functioning of karst aquifers in terms of land use management, the mitigation of contaminant input and transfer (i.e. source protection, etc.) and groundwater flooding.

The talk will summarise key findings of a four-year PhD project carried out by Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (ICRAG). Our speaker for the evening, Dr Philip Schuler will provide an overview of groundwater recharge and flow in Irish karst, which control the dynamics of springs.

The presentation will illustrate the functioning of three karst aquifers: a low-lying catchment in interaction with a river; a coastal-upland catchment impacted by the tide and discharging as submarine and inter-tidal groundwater discharge; and an upland-lowland catchment.

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About the speaker

Dr Philip Schuler | hydrogeologist | CDM Smith

Prior to joining CDM Smith as a hydrologist, Philip was a postdoctoral and doctoral researcher at Trinity College Dublin, where he investigated ground water flow dynamics of Irish karst hydorology.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries, please contact Anna Murphy, amurphy@nodwyer.com.

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