Colección Temática: Cuíferos costeros en la región del Medio Oriente y África del Norte

Translated title of the contribution: Topical Collection: Coastal aquifers in the Middle East and North Africa region

Mingjie Chen, Ali Al Maktoumi

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers from low precipitation and high evaporation. Coastal areas of the MENA region are usually densely populated; hence, the coastal aquifers are easily over-exploited beyond their safe yield, and seawater intrusion and aquifer salinization have been caused by the groundwater-level declines. Four studies in MENA coastal aquifers, on seawater intrusion modeling and aquifer recharge and salinization using isotopes, have been brought together in a topical collection and are discussed in this essay. A brief overview is given of managed aquifer recharge as an effective method to combat groundwater-level decline, seawater intrusion and aquifer salinization in MENA counties.

Original languageSpanish
JournalHydrogeology Journal
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018



  • Coastal aquifer
  • Managed aquifer recharge
  • MENA
  • Salinization
  • Seawater intrusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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