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Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers : Concepts, Methods and Practices - Jacob Bear

Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers

Concepts, Methods and Practices

By: Jacob Bear (Editor), A. Cheng (Editor), S. Sorek (Editor), D. Ouazar (Editor), I. Herrera (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780792355731
Number Of Pages: 627

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Coastal aquifers serve as major sources for freshwater supply in many countries around the world, especially in arid and semi-arid zones. Many coastal areas are also heavily urbanized, a fact that makes the need for freshwater even more acute. Coastal aquifers are highly sensitive to disturbances. Inappropriate management of a coastal aquifer may lead to its destruction as a source for freshwater much earlier than other aquifers which are not connected to the sea. The reason is the threat of seawater intrusion. In many coastal aquifers, intrusion of seawater has become one of the major constraints imposed on groundwater utilization. As sea­ water intrusion progresses, existing pumping wells, especially those close to the coast, become saline and have to be abandoned. Also, the area above the intruding seawater wedge is lost as a source of natural replenishment to the aquifer. Despite the importance of this subject, so far there does not exist a book that integrates our present knowledge of seawater intrusion, its occurrences, physical mechanism, chemistry, exploration by geo­ physical and geochemical techniques, conceptual and mathematical modeling, analytical and numerical solution methods, engineering measures of combating seawater intrusion, management strategies, and experience learned from case studies. By presenting this fairly comprehensive volume on the state-of-the-art of knowledge and ex­ perience on saltwater intrusion, we hoped to transfer this body of knowledge to the geologists, hydrologists, hydraulic engineers, water resources planners, managers, and governmental policy makers, who are engaged in the sustainable development of coastal fresh ground­ water resources.

List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Geophysical Investigationsp. 9
Geochemical Investigationsp. 51
Exploitation, Restoration and Managementp. 73
Conceptual and Mathematical Modelingp. 127
Analytical Solutionsp. 163
Steady Interface in Stratified Aquifers of Randomp. 193
USGS SHARP Modelp. 213
USGS SUTRA Code - History, Practical Use, and Application in Hawaiip. 249
Three-Dimensional Model of Coupled Density-Dependent Flow and Miscible Salt Transportp. 315
Modified Eulerian Lagrangian Method for Density Dependent Miscible Transportp. 363
Survey of Computer Codes and Case Historiesp. 399
Seawater Intrusion in the United Statesp. 463
Impact of Sea Level Rise in the Netherlandsp. 507
Movement of Brackish Groundwater Near a Deep-Well Infiltration System in the Netherlandsp. 531
A Semi-Empirical Approach to Intrusion Monitoring in Israeli Coastal Aquiferp. 543
Nile Delta Aquifer in Egyptp. 559
Bibliographyp. 591
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ISBN: 9780792355731
ISBN-10: 0792355733
Series: Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 627
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 16.66  x 4.01
Weight (kg): 1.13