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Ireland ranks among 15% of world’s inland surface water areas covered by protected areas, 1st global assessment

At least 15% of the world’s inland surface water areas are covered by protected areas, according to a new study from the JRC.  This is close to the global target of 17% set out in Aichi Target 11 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity However, surface water protection is very unevenly distributed globally, still falling well below 17% in over ...
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Hydrogeology and Hydrogeologists

What is Hydrogeology Hydrogeology (hydro- meaning water, and -geology meaning the study of the Earth) is the area of geology that deals with the distribution and movement of groundwater in the soil and rocks of the Earth's crust (commonly in aquifers). What does a Hydrogeologist do? A hydrogeologist makes a significant contribution to the environment by working to better protect and manage ...
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