Cost-Effective Management of Sea Water Intrusion in Shallow Unconfined Aquifers
Hussain, Mohammed S.
The cost efficiency aspects of different hydraulic barriers to control seawater intrusion (SWI) in shallow unconfined aquifer are investigated using the direct integration of simulation model with multi objective optimization tool. Positive barrier by recharging the water into aquifer using subsurface pond, negative barrier by abstraction of saline water and combination of these two are the three scenarios that are optimally assessed in this study. In the descriptive case study considered, the results indicate that application of treated waste water (TWW) as source of recharge increases the efficiency and the practical value of combined management scenario to control SWI.
Proceedings of the 23rd Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM23),16 to 20 June 2014, Husum, Germany.