Metadata: PEI Nitrogen cycle of aquifers at risk project.

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Groundwater plays an active role in the natural Nitrogen cycle by being a means of transportation of the various dissolved N-bearing molecules, and a medium of chemical and biogeochmical transformation of the nitrogen compounds. In many areas of PEI, nitrates in groundwater are significantly exceeding the natural background. It has been assumed that mineral fertilization for potato cropping constitutes the dominant source of these nitrates. The present understanding of the Nitrogen cycle in PEI is that nitrates in excess due to agricultural production travels with the groundwater to the private wells and the main rivers, with little natural attenuation because the oxygen level in the aquifer does not favour bacterial nitrate reduction. The main intent is to provide the required scientific support to the managers and scientists of the PEI Ministry of the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment on the natural cycle of Nitrogen in the Wilmot River Watershed which is representative of the provincial context in terms of water flow system and land management.
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TitlePEI Nitrogen cycle of aquifers at risk project.
Date2015-03-31 (register publication)
Date2003-01-01 (register creation)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Earth Sciences Sector; GSC Quebec
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Email geoscdata_cgc_qc@rncan.gc.ca
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NameMartine Savard
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490 rue de la Couronne 490 rue de la Couronne
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
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Country : Canada Canada
Email martine.savard@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
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Online Resourcehttp://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
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NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - Quebec
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AddressDelivery point : 490 rue de la Couronne 490 rue de la Couronne
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
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Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
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Online Resourcehttp://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
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Related publication

  • Projet d'étude du cycle de l'azote des aquifères à risques de l'IPE. Ressources Naturelles Canada.

Goals

The PEI-Nitrogen-Cycle project is a federal-provincial scientific project aiming at characterizing the groundwater in the Wilmot River area. This is an important initiative as residents of the Wilmot River Watershed depend on a safe groundwater supply for their drinking water. This project will lead to a better understanding of the aquifer characteristics.

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TitleGovernment of Canada Core Subject Thesaurus
Date2004 (register creation)
Date2013-05-11 (register revision)
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Library and Archives Canada
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Typeregister
TermHydrogeology
Languageeng; CAN
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Thematic categoryinlandWaters
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Earth Sciences Sector; GSC Quebec
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AddressDelivery point :
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Email geoscdata_cgc_qc@rncan.gc.ca
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register distributor
NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - Quebec
Position
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AddressDelivery point : 490 rue de la Couronne 490 rue de la Couronne
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
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Online Resourcehttp://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php

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Languageeng; CAN
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Date2003-07-08
Metadata standardNorth American Profile of ISO 19115:2003 - Geographic information - Metadata
VersionCAN/CGSB-171.100-2009
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OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Earth Sciences Sector; GSC Quebec
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Email geoscdata_cgc_qc@rncan.gc.ca
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register publisher
NameEric Boisvert
OrganisationGovernment of Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Geological Survey of Canada - Quebec
Position
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AddressDelivery point : 490 rue de la Couronne 490 rue de la Couronne
City : Québec Québec
Administrative region : Québec Québec
Postal code :
Country : Canada Canada
Email eric.boisvert@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Telephonetelephone voice; 1 (418) 6543705
telephone
Online Resourcehttp://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php