Three dimensional simulation of seawater intrusion in a regional coastal aquifer in UAE

Mohammed S. Hussain, Akbar A. Javadi, Mohsen M. Sherif

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Abstract

In this study the vulnerability of the Wadi Ham aquifer, located in the Fujairah Emirate of the UAE, to seawater intrusion (SWI) is assessed using a 3D finite element (FE) model. The numerical model is developed based on available hydrogeological data in real scale. By simulation of the aquifer for the next 10 years and by maintaining the current rates of pumping (in year 2015), the progress of seawater intrusion in year 2025 is followed by further depletion in freshwater storage of the Wadi Ham aquifer. In order to control this problem, the model is subjected to a management strategy involving surface recharge of the aquifer with treated wastewater.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1160
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume119
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIUTAM Symposium on the Dynamics of Extreme Events Influenced by Climate Change (2013) - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: Sep 6 2015Sep 9 2015

Keywords

  • Artificial recharge
  • Numerical modeling
  • Seawater intrusion
  • Treated wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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