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Impact of climate change on the phreatic aquifer of the western Belgian coastal plain
Vandenbohede, A.; Lebbe, L. (2010). Impact of climate change on the phreatic aquifer of the western Belgian coastal plain, in: Proceedings of SWIM 21: 21st salt water intrusion meeting. June 21-26, 2010. Azores, Portugal. pp. 297-300
In: (2010). Proceedings of SWIM 21: 21st salt water intrusion meeting. June 21-26, 2010. Azores, Portugal. Industrial Fasteners Institute: [s.l.]. ISBN 978-972-97711-5-6. , more

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  • Vandenbohede, A., more
  • Lebbe, L., more

Abstract
    Effects of sea level rise and future recharge changes on the coastal aquifer of the western Belgian coastal plain are evaluated with a 3D density dependent groundwater flow model. The area is characterised by a wide dune belt. Sea level rise results in a landward enlargement of the fresh water lens under the dunes and an increase of flow towards the dune-polder transition’s drainage system. Recharge increase results also in an enlargement of the dune’s fresh water lens and an increase of the amount of water which must be evacuated by the polder’s drainage system. Recharge decrease has the reverse effect.

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