From 2012-04-24 to 2012-04-26
Venue: Alicante, Spain
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.
Organizers: Geological Survey Intitute of Spain
Contact Name: Gerardo Ramos GonzŠlez