Special Issue "Seawater Intrusion into Coastal Aquifers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2021) | Viewed by 16352
Coastal aquifers are one of the most important water resources in the world. In addition, the natural discharge of freshwater to the sea as submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) has an important role in the ecology of marine environments. The dynamics of seawater and freshwater within coastal aquifers are highly sensitive to disturbances, and their inappropriate management may lead to the deterioration of water quality. In many coastal aquifers, seawater intrusion has become the major constraint imposed on groundwater utilization. Groundwater exploitation and climate variations create dynamic conditions, which can significantly increase the intrusion of seawater into the aquifer and may result in the salinization of wells. They may also reduce SGD and affect the water budget of marine systems.
This Special Issue welcomes original research work dedicated to seawater intrusion and related subjects. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Monitoring groundwater salinization
- Numerical modeling of density-driven solute transport
- Laboratory fresh–saline water interface experiments
- Effects of pumping fresh and saline water onto the fresh–saline water interface and SGD
Dr. Eyal Shalev
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- Coastal aquifers
- Fresh–saline water interface
- Seawater intrusion
- Submarine groundwater discharge
- Density-driven flow