Groundwater Resources and Salt Water Intrusion in a Changing Environment

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November 2019
176 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-197-5 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-198-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Groundwater Resources and Salt Water Intrusion in a Changing Environment that was published in

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This Special Issue presents the work of 30 scientists from 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 critically so on some islands in the Pacific Ocean), with highly negative effects on coastal groundwater resources, which are 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, modelling and management of groundwater resources. Novel and more efficient methods must be developed to keep up with the accelerating pace of global change.

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artificial neural network; support vector machine; time series model; freshwater-saltwater interface; direct prediction; recursive prediction; geophysics; groundwater; hydrogeology; aquifer; atoll; freshwater lens; sea-level rise; flooding; groundwater; tide; submarine groundwater discharge; atoll island; groundwater storage; freshwater resilience; MODFLOW/SEAWAT; saltwater intrusion; water resources management; seawater intrusion; coastal aquifer; arid and semi-arid regions; cation exchange; Tripoli; Libya; seawater intrusion; multi-layered coastal aquifer; offshore geophysics; numerical model; tidal signal; sea–aquifer relations; fish ponds; sharp interface numerical modeling; freshwater lens; saltwater intrusion; well salinization; small islands; Tongatapu; saltwater intrusion; sea level rise; Nile Delta aquifer; fresh groundwater volume; extraction; Nile Delta governorates; SGD; SGD model; Radon; coastal aquifer; nutrient discharge; Gaza Strip; saltwater intrusion; groundwater resources; coastal aquifer; climate change; modelling; monitoring; salinization; water resources management