Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM)

Philosophy of SWIM

The SWIM aims to bring together people to learn about new findings and exchange knowledge of saline groundwater systems in a relaxed and friendly environment. Even though the number of participants has grown strongly since the first SWIM in 1968, the meetings have maintained the informal character of the earliest meetings. Contributions consist of both oral and poster presentations by established scientists and groundwater professionals, mixed with students giving their first presentation. The conference series is carried by individuals from various organizations and countries.

Conference themes

A variety of studies is presented at the conferences, ranging from fundamental scientific to applied. The scope of the conferences typically encompasses the following topics:

Guiding principles

While there is no formal SWIM organisation, the following list of guiding principles has emerged from discussions between participants over the years.