Environmental Supporting Conditions for Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems (GWDTEs)

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The chemical and quantitative status of groundwater bodies must be classified as either good or poor to meet the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive. The classification process involves a series of tests, one of which relates to groundwater-dependent terrestrial ecosystems (GWDTEs). The overall aim of this project was to contribute to the development of chemical and quantitative status tests for GWDTEs.

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Dr. Catherine Coxon
University of Dublin, Trinity College

Dr. Sarah Kimberly
University of Dublin, Trinity College

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Offline Print Quality Version    STRIVE_100_Kimberley_groundwater_prn.pdf.pdf  (1.75 Mb)
Project Report Optimised For Online Viewing    STRIVE_100_Kimberley_groundwater_web.pdf.pdf  (1.06 Mb)
Att 3    EPA_GWDTE_Geodatabase_2012.gdb.zip   (26.85 Mb)
Att 4    EPA_GWDTE_TV_ExcelFiles_2012.xls   (0.19 Mb)

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Author(s)Coxon, C. Kimberly, S.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEnvironmental Supporting Conditions for Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems (GWDTEs)
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=0b7b3429-3e17-11e2-a120-005056ae0019
Unique Identifier0b7b3429-3e17-11e2-a120-005056ae0019
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2024-07-14

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SAFER-Data Display URL https://eparesearch.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=289
Resource KeywordsWater Framework Directive,Groundwater Directive, GWDTEs, groundwater body pressures, chemical status, quantitative status
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2011-W-DS-5
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe reliability, quality and completeness of data gained through SAFER-Data is intended to be used in an education or research context. These data are not guaranteed for use in operational or decision-making settings. The EPA and SAFER-Data requests an acknowledgement (in publications, conference papers, etc) from those who use data/information received with SAFER-Data. This acknowledgement should state the original creators of the data/information. An automated citation is provided below. It is not ethical to publish data/information without proper attribution or co-authorship. The data/information are the intellectual property of the collecting investigator(s). The data/information may be freely downloaded and used by all who respect the restrictions and requirements in the previous paragraphs.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 4
Project Start Date Saturday 1st January 2011 (01-01-2011)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Saturday 1st January 2011 (01-01-2011)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 1st October 2012 (01-10-2012)
Published on SAFERTuesday 4th December 2012 (04-12-2012)
Date of Last EditFriday 5th July 2013 at 08:55:51 (05-07-2013)
Datasets or Files Updated On Friday 5th July 2013 at 08:55:51 (05-07-2013)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
National datasets of GWDTE locations were obtained from NPWS. Spatial datasets generated from recent county wetland surveys were also requested from the Heritage Officers in counties Louth, Sligo and Monaghan.

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The project was funded to inform the development of chemical and quantitative status test for Irish GWDTEs within the context of groundwater body classification for the EU Water Framework Directive. The main focus was to see if currently available data can be used to determine groundwater nutrient threshold values for GWDTEs.
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An ESRI Geodatabase (gdb) ZIP archive is provided for download.

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