Salinity intrusion: its characteristics and impact - cases in the Asia Pacific region

De Costa, Gregory Shahane and Kojiri, Toshiharu and Porter, Mark (2005) Salinity intrusion: its characteristics and impact - cases in the Asia Pacific region. In: 4th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, 15-18 Dec 2004, Hong Kong.


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[Abstract]: Anthropogenic impacts on hydro-geological systems can result in long term harm and the degradation of the resource if they are not adequately managed. While this is well known, and witnessed around the world, management options to prevent increasing damage to the surrounding environment are being developed on an individual site basis. Salinity intrusion with the eventual degradation of both land and water quality is one of the most common examples of this type of problem. This paper presents our observations and analyses of salinity intrusion at selected areas in the Asia Pacific region, namely in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka. It discusses the characteristics of each site and analyzes the impacts on the environment. It also presents the management practices used to mitigate the resulting damage on the environment at each site.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: salinity intrusion, environmental impact, Asia Pacific region, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering

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