Coastal Groundwater Development

Challenges and Opportunities

Authored by: Lennox A. Gladden , Namsik S. Park

Groundwater Assessment, Modeling, and Management

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498742849
eBook ISBN: 9781315369044
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315369044-3

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Abstract

Climate variability in the form of climate change is a phenomenon that is expected to make an impact on the hydrologic cycle through modified evapotranspiration, precipitation, and soil moisture patterns. The continuance of this event can significantly change both global and local climate characteristics, especially the temperature and the precipitation, whereby additional precipitation will be unevenly appropriated around the world. While some parts of the world will experience significantly more precipitation, other parts will experience significant reduction in precipitation, along with an altered season. Altered seasons mean a change in the timing of the wet and dry seasons. These alterations as documented by other studies will change the ground-water flow to coastal regions. Depletion of water levels will enhance the stress on the availability of groundwater and its usage in the coastal regions.

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