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Groundwater versus surface water in Scotland and Ireland – the formative years

N. S. Robins
N. S. Robins
British Geological SurveyMaclean Building, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB,
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J. R. P. Bennett
J. R. P. Bennett
White Young Green Environmental1 Locksley Business Park, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9UP, UK
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K. T. Cullen
K. T. Cullen
White Young Green IrelandBracken Business Park, Bracken Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18, Ireland
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January 01, 2004


Celtic interest in groundwater has continued to the modern era in much of Scotland and Ireland, despite abundant good quality surface waters. Groundwater investigation in the 19th and 20th centuries was prompted by the need to remove water from mine workings in Scotland and to provide water for industry in the Midland Valley of Scotland and the Lagan Valley in the north of Ireland. Little development took place in the south of Ireland until relatively recently. Champions of groundwater investigation include the venerable Scottish geologists Ben Peach and John Horne, as well as lesser known advocates of hydrogeology such as John Jerome Hartley in Ireland. These workers were supported by numerous people directly and indirectly involved with developing the understanding of the groundwater resources of Scotland and Ireland.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

200 Years of British Hydrogeology

J. D. Mather
J. D. Mather
University of London, UK
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January 01, 2004




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