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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloReview of Utilization Management of Groundwater at Risk of Salinization
Anno di pubblicazione2020
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iPolemio M., Zuffianò L.E.
Affiliazioni autoriCNR-IRPI
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractGroundwater salinization caused by natural and anthropogenic processes can increase the salinity above the concentrations recommended for specific uses or environments. Approximately 16% of the total land area on Earth suffers from groundwater salinization, potentially creating significant social, economic, and environmental problems. Global bibliographical research focusing on studies related to the utilization and management of salinization-threatened groundwater was conducted. A database of 520 papers from 85 countries was compiled and discussed. The main salinization sources were identified, and seawater intrusion is the primary studied phenomenon. This paper classifies different state-of-the-art approaches for protecting groundwater resources from salinization. Practical scientific solutions, from technical and engineering solutions to rules or regulatory instruments, are discussed from a global perspective. As salinization risk becomes a relevant problem, more complex initiatives should be applied to meet water demands while minimizing disadvantages. From the lowest to the highest complexity, three approaches were defined: the engineering approach, the discharge management approach, and the water and land management approach. The discussion presents directions for future research opportunities.
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Pagine a20
Pagine totali20
RivistaJournal of water resources planning and management
Attiva dal 1983
Editore: American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Resources Planning and Management Division, - New York, N.Y.
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0733-9496
Titolo chiave: Journal of water resources planning and management
Titolo proprio: Journal of water resources planning and management.
Titolo abbreviato: J. water resour. plan. manage.
Titoli alternativi:
  • American Society of Civil Engineers water resources planning and management
  • ASCE water resources planning and management
  • ASCE journal of water resources planning and management
Numero volume della rivista146
Fascicolo della rivista9
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943- 5452.0001278
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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Parole chiaveGroundwater salinization, Management of Groundwater
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  • IRPI — Istituto di ricerca per la protezione idrogeologica
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