Title: Basic principles and concepts for understanding and managing sea water intrusion in coastal aquifers 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Saltrans Consortium, 2004,Basic principles and concepts for understanding and managing sea water intrusion in coastal aquifers http://www.weizmann.ac.il/ESER/Saltrans/SALTRANS_Deliverable14.doc 
Author 1/Producer: Saltrans Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.weizmann.ac.il/ESER/Saltrans/SALTRANS_Deliverable ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: The European Water Framework Directive puts renewed pressure on water managers to address the issue, which in the past has been recognised as important but with little to do about it. Now, they find themselves having to: - Define and characterise water bodies - Compute their water balances - Define good status - Design and implement corrective measures - Propose and manage exploitation plans - Design monitoring networks While these tasks have to be carried our in all aquifers, they appear as especially difficult in coastal aquifers, potentially prone to seawater intrusion. 
Link to Project(s): SALTRANS Methods for assessing salt intrusion and transport in heterogeneous and fractured aquifers
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 22/10/2006