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Alicante Spain 24 – 26 April 2012

Technology Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers

IV International Conference

 IV International Conference on Technology Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers

Alicante Spain 24 – 26 April 2012


Geological Survey of Spain, the Deputation of Alicante and Groundwater Club


Coastal aquifers are perhaps the most need of proper management, because they are the ones that are closer and more accessible to the risk of disease that could affect to the quality of its waters and those with usually a greater demand as a result of profitability irrigation and urban development and tourism in coastal areas, especially those with favourable climate.

In recent years, desalination of brackish and sea water by reverse osmosis, high development throughout the Mediterranean coast, makes a strategic resource, as well as brackish water source or a means of direct uptake of sea water. Current experience indicates that better results are obtained in the process of desalination where extraction from seawater is carried out through wells, through the aquifer, rather than direct engagement. Moreover, the desalination of brackish water characteristics in the mixing zone of coastal aquifers is an interesting alternative to increase resources at lower cost than seawater.

In addition, experiences of using these aquifers as recipients of brine discharge reclaimed or reused water.


The meetings are classified into four different areas, which will include communications and presentations.

Internationally recognized experts will present thematic conferences on developments in research methods, related to managing and optimizing the use of coastal aquifers ; the control and fight against the intrusion of sea water, the recovery of contaminated aquifers, extraction techniques and desalination of groundwater.

Titles of the different areas are :

AREA I Application of specific techniques in the study of intrusion

AREA II Collection, storage, control and monitoring of coastal aquifers

AREA III Management and Recovery of saline aquifers

AREA IV Desalination and management of brine

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