Groundwater: Saltwater Intrusion

Authored by: Alexander H.-D. Cheng

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120046651

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Abstract

As the world's population is concentrated in coastal areas, seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers has become a serious water resources issue for the sustainability of humanity. This entry reviews the physical mechanisms; geological, geophysical, and geochemical investigations; mathematical modeling; computer programs; techniques for combating; and planning and management of seawater intrusion into coastal groundwater systems.

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