At present 6 out of 10 people live within 60 km of the coast and by the year 2000 more than two-thirds of the population of developing countries will live in the vicinity of the sea.
|Title||Seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers : guidelines for study, monitoring and control|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Secondary Title||Water reports / Rapports sur l'eau / FAO|
|Pagination||x, 152 p. : 44 fig.|
|Publisher||Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)|
|Place Published||Rome, Italy|
|Keywords||aquifers, guidelines, models, monitoring, saline water intrusion, sdiwrm|
At present 6 out of 10 people live within 60 km of the coast and by the year 2000 more than two-thirds of the population of developing countries will live in the vicinity of the sea. The increasing concentration of human settlements along the coast gives rise to excessive pressure on groundwater, resulting in seawater intrusion and related deterioration of the water quality. The scope of these guidelines is to draw attention to the problem of seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers and to present measures, both legal and technical, to be taken with the view to studying, monitoring, preventing and controlling seawater intrusion. It should appeal both to the authorities responsible for groundwater management and to the decision-makers.
|Notes||Bibliography: p. 137-150|