6:30pm - 8:30pm


Maldron Hotel, 98 – 107 Pearse Street, Dublin, D02 RK37 Ireland


Free to attend

Event description

We regret to inform you that after careful consideration of the risks related to Coronavirus, the CIWEM Republic of Ireland branch's talk on characterising Irish karst aquifers has been postponed until further notice.

Any updates about this event will be posted on the website when we have more information. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

The CIWEM Republic of Ireland branch invites you to their evening lecture 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 lecture 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.

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 information

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking on, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

Please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org if you have any difficulties with booking a place or would like to cancel your attendance.

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

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most sustainable means of transport possible.

The Maldron Hotel is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from College Green and 7 minutes’ walk from Pearse Street Dart railway station. The Spencer Dock Stop on the Lucas Red Line is 12 minutes from the Spencer Dock Stop on the Lucas Red Line, with the Lucas arriving every 10 minutes during peak times. For those travelling by bus, the number 1, 15a, 15b, 47 and 77a buses serve this location.

If you do come by car, please do consider sharing your journey with others.

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