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Water Resources Research

Saltwater encroachment in an aquifer: A case study


  • A. Das Gupta,

  • Poojitha N. D. D. Yapa


An approach considering both analytical and numerical models for assessing the saltwater encroachment phenomenon in an aquifer is found to be quite efficient in field situation with limited information on salt concentration and parametric variations. A case study of saltwater encroachment in Bangkok, Thailand, illustrates the use of this approach in identifying the sources of contaminating water and in evaluating the effectiveness of the water quality monitoring network.

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