TOWARDS SETTING GUIDELINE VALUES FOR THE PROTECTION OF GROUNDWATER IN IRELAND Interim Report
This document presents proposals for the setting of environmental quality objectives and
standards for groundwaters through the use of ‘guideline values’. A separate document is
considered necessary for groundwaters because the issues involved in the setting of
environmental quality objectives and standards for groundwaters are quite different to those
that arise in the setting of environmental quality objectives and standards for surface waters.
This is because groundwaters, in their pristine condition, can vary considerably from one
groundwater body to another due to the influence exerted by the particular geology of the area
within which the body exists.
Ireland Water Framework Directive Monitoring Programme Prepared to meet the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and National Regulations implementing the Water Framework Directive (S.I. No. 722 of 2003) and National Regulations implementing the Nitrates Directive (S.I. No. 788 of 2005)
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