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A hydraulic management approach for salt-water intrusion using two-level pumping mechanism
Farid, M.S.M. (1989). A hydraulic management approach for salt-water intrusion using two-level pumping mechanism, in: De Breuck, W. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th Salt-Water Intrusion Meeting Ghent (Belgium), 16-20 May 1988. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift, 70(1-4): pp. 238-244
In: De Breuck, W.; Walschot, L. (Ed.) (1989). Proceedings of the 10th Salt-Water Intrusion Meeting Ghent (Belgium), 16-20 May 1988. Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift, 70(1-4). Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift: Gent, Belgium. 408 pp., more
In: Natuurwetenschappelijk Tijdschrift. L. Walschot/Natuur- en Geneeskundige Vennootschap: Gent. ISSN 0770-1748, more
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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Estuarine front; Ground water; Saline intrusion; MED, Egypt, Arab Rep., Nile Delta [Marine Regions]

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  • Farid, M.S.M.

Abstract
    Sea-water intrusion is the main constraint limiting the full exploitation of the Nile Delta aquifer in Egypt. In some demand areas, groundwater may be the only feasible water resource but fear of more intrusion or upconing prevents the pumping of the aquifer. An approach is presented to tackle this problem. The method is based on pumping fresh and salt simultaneously from the pumping well. The amounts of pumpage are relatively dependent in such a way so that the fresh-/salt-water interface can be kept stationary. The relation between the amounts of fresh-water discharge and salt-water discharge is formulated. The approach presented can be applied in the case of development of coastal aquifers. The approach is very useful to maximize the utilization of the Nile Delta aquifer to achieve the future water requirements especially in the outer fringes of the Delta where the sea-water intrusion problem is very critical.

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