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Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers — Concepts, Methods and Practices

  • Jacob Bear
  • Alexander H.-D. Cheng
  • Shaul Sorek
  • Driss Ouazar
  • Ismael Herrera

Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. J. Bear, A. H.-D. Cheng
    Pages 1-8
  3. M. T. Stewart
    Pages 9-50
  4. B. F. Jones, A. Vengosh, E. Rosenthal, Y. Yechieli
    Pages 51-71
  5. J. C. van Dam
    Pages 73-125
  6. J. Bear
    Pages 127-161
  7. A. H.-D. Cheng, D. Ouazar
    Pages 163-191
  8. H. I. Essaid
    Pages 213-247
  9. S. Sorek, V. Borisov, A. Yakirevich
    Pages 363-398
  10. S. Sorek, G. F. Pinder
    Pages 399-461
  11. L. F. Konikow, T. E. Reilly
    Pages 463-506
  12. G. H. P. Oude Essink
    Pages 507-530
  13. M. Sherif
    Pages 559-590
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 591-627

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacob Bear
    • 1
  • Alexander H.-D. Cheng
    • 2
  • Shaul Sorek
    • 3
  • Driss Ouazar
    • 4
  • Ismael Herrera
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringTechnion—Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  3. 3.Water Resources Research Center, J. Blaustein Institute for Desert ResearchBen-Gurion University of the NegevSde Boker CampusIsrael
  4. 4.Laboratoire d’Analyse de Systémees HydrauliquesEcole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs, Université Mohammed VAgdal RabatMorocco
  5. 5.National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico CityMexico

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers — Concepts, Methods and Practices
  • Editors Jacob Bear
    A. Cheng
    S. Sorek
    D. Ouazar
    I. Herrera
  • Series Title Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-5573-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5172-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-2969-7
  • Series ISSN 0924-6118
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6940
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 627
  • Number of Illustrations 62 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
    Terrestrial Pollution
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