Field and model investigations of freshwater lenses in coastal aquifers

P.S. Pauw

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

Abstract

A major problem of sustaining freshwater supply from freshwater lens is the invasion of saline groundwater into a fresh groundwater body. In many coastal areas saltwater intrusion has led to well closure and reduced freshwater supply. Furthermore, in the future saltwater intrusion is expected to increase due to sea level rise, climate change, land subsidence, and increasing population density in coastal areas. In the Netherlands, these stresses will also have a severe impact on the fresh coastal groundwater reserves. In view of this, a research project within the Dutch research program ’Knowledge for Climate’ was defined in 2010, aimed at: 1. Improving the insight into the modeling of freshwater lenses. 2. Defining measures to increase freshwater supply from freshwater lenses. In this thesis the results of four studies related to these objectives are presented.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van der Zee, Sjoerd, Promotor
  • Oude Essink, G.H.P., Co-promotor, External person
  • Leijnse, Toon, Co-promotor
Award date8 Jun 2015
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789462572928
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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coastal aquifer
saline intrusion
groundwater
research program
population density
subsidence
climate change
climate
modeling

Keywords

  • coastal areas
  • water supply
  • fresh water
  • water storage
  • geohydrology
  • models
  • south-west netherlands
  • zeeland

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Pauw, P. S. (2015). Field and model investigations of freshwater lenses in coastal aquifers. Wageningen: Wageningen University.
Pauw, P.S.. / Field and model investigations of freshwater lenses in coastal aquifers. Wageningen : Wageningen University, 2015. 158 p.
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Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WUAcademic

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Pauw PS. Field and model investigations of freshwater lenses in coastal aquifers. Wageningen: Wageningen University, 2015. 158 p.