Welcome to the homepage of the Salt Water Intrusion Meeting
The Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM) conference series has been held in different countries on a biennial basis since 1968. Although the main focus has traditionally been on seawater intrusion, contributions related to saline groundwater more broadly are also considered. The meetings are attended by a multidisciplinary group of people with a wide variety of expertise, including chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, physics, and management.
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The long-lived success of the conference series reflects the relevance of managing saline groundwater problems around the world, especially in densely populated coastal areas. These include:
- increased demand due to economic development and population growth
- over-exploitation of water resources, especially in arid and semi-arid areas
- contamination and quality deterioration of water resources
- characterization of groundwater systems and movement of saline groundwater
- management and prevention of salinization
- natural and man-made environmental change
The main aims of this web site are to be the central and permanent source of information for people interested in the SWIM and to increase awareness and provide access of the excellent work that is presented at the SWIM meetings