Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2971–2985, 2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2971–2985, 2018

Research article 18 May 2018

Research article | 18 May 2018

Groundwater withdrawal in randomly heterogeneous coastal aquifers

Martina Siena and Monica Riva


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Nov 2017) by Bill X. Hu
AR by Martina Siena on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2018) by Bill X. Hu
RR by Damiano Pasetto (09 Feb 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (11 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Apr 2018) by Bill X. Hu
Short summary
The development of sustainable strategies for groundwater resources exploitation in coastal regions is subordinated to the characterization of seawater intrusion (SWI) phenomena. We develop a numerical model tailored to a real coastal aquifer to investigate quantitatively the joint effects of hydraulic properties heterogeneity and pumping configuration on saltwater inland penetration and saltwater–freshwater mixing. Our results allowed identifying efficient scenarios for the reduction of SWI.