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Development of water resource management tools for problems of seawater intrusion and contamination of fresh-water resources in coastal aquifers

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Dutch title: Ontwikkeling van beheersinstrumenten voor watervoorraden, bij problemen van zeewaterintrusie en verontreiniging van zoetwatervoorraden in watervoerende lagen in kustgebieden
Reference no: P102/41SH1294;
Period: February 1995 till December 1998
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Hydrology; Physical oceanography; Water management; Water quality
Geographical term: AE, Mediterranean Water [Marine Regions]

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Geologie; Laboratorium voor Toegepaste Geologie en Hydrogeologie, more
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Toegepaste Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Hydrologie en Waterbouwkunde (HYDR), more

Abstract:
The objectives of the project consist in the development of an information system, aiming at the evaluation, the analysis and the management of water resources and of efficient and user friendly numerical models to serve as reliable tools in decision making strategies for the management of groundwater resources.

Development of numerical models for simulation of salt water intrusion in coastal aquifers, based on different finite element and boundary element techniques. Field investigations in Mediterrean countriesd and application of the models in order to improve the management of fresh groundwater resources.

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