Deterioration of coastal water aquifers

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dc.contributor.author Korfali, S. I.
dc.contributor.author Jurdi, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-06T12:42:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-06T12:42:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2015-11-06
dc.identifier.issn 1105-7580 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2451
dc.description.abstract Securing water for sustainable development is a major challenge facing the global community. Provision of safe adequate water to meet demands of domestic sector remains a focal objective to be attained for developing countries. Developing countries at present face fundamental environmental pressures induced by high population growth, rapid urbanization, and deficient water sector services reflecting on improper management of water resources. As such, communities seeking to cope with these challenges resort to an overexploitation of groundwater aquifer. The objective of the study is to assess the quality profile of potentially used coastal ground water aquifer and its impacts on public health for three main coastal cities in Lebanon (Beirut, Tripoli and Saida). Water samples were collected during the dry season, from drilled private wells of the indicated coastal cities that exhibit high population density. Water samples were assed for their physiochemical profile that encloses indicators of seawater intrusion (Conductivity, total dissolved solids, temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, Ca and Mg content, alkalinity, nitrate, and sulphate). The collected data were analyzed using the software “AQUACHEM” interfaced to “PHREEQC” geochemical models, and the SigmaStat statistical Package. Preliminary results expose major progressive increase in water salinity mainly induced by seawater intrusion into the coastal aquifers. These results emphasize the importance of instating integrated water resource management to ensure sustainability and viability of this main water resource. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Deterioration of coastal water aquifers en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Causes and impacts en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197829160 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal EWRA, European Water en_US
dc.journal.volume 29 en_US
dc.article.pages 3-10 en_US
dc.keywords Coastal aquifers en_US
dc.keywords IWRM en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Seawater intrusion en_US
dc.keywords Water modelling en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Korfali, S. I., & Jurdi, M. (2010). Deterioration of coastal water aquifers: causes and impacts. European Water, 29, 3-10. en_US
dc.author.email skorfali@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samira_Korfali/publication/266007221_Deterioration_of_Coastal_Water_Aquifers_Causes_and_Impacts/links/54b7ac4f0cf24eb34f6ecb15.pdf
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2038-510X en_US

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