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Recent Research Results on Groundwater Resources and Saltwater Intrusion in a Changing Environment

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CNR-IRPI, National Research Council-Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Via Amendola 122/I, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Laboratory for Applied Geology and Hydrogeology, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281-S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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Water 2019, 11(6), 1118; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11061118
Received: 15 May 2019 / Accepted: 19 May 2019 / Published: 29 May 2019
This Special Issue presents the work of 30 scientists of 11 countries. It confirms that the impacts of global change, resulting from both climate change and increasing anthropogenic pressure, are huge on worldwide coastal areas (and very particularly on some islands of the Pacific Ocean), with highly negative effects on coastal groundwater resources, widely affected by seawater intrusion. Some improved research methods are proposed in the contributions: using innovative hydrogeological, geophysical, and geochemical monitoring; assessing impacts of the changing environment on the coastal groundwater resources in terms of quantity and quality; and using modelling, especially to improve management approaches. The scientific research needed to face these challenges must continue to be deployed by different approaches based on the monitoring, modeling, and management of groundwater resources. Novel and more efficient methods must be developed to keep up with the accelerating pace of global change. View Full-Text
Keywords: saltwater intrusion; groundwater resources; coastal aquifer; climate change; modelling; monitoring; salinization; water resources management saltwater intrusion; groundwater resources; coastal aquifer; climate change; modelling; monitoring; salinization; water resources management
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Polemio, M.; Walraevens, K. Recent Research Results on Groundwater Resources and Saltwater Intrusion in a Changing Environment. Water 2019, 11, 1118.

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