[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT150100403]
Researchers Prof Adrian Werner
Brief description This project aims to improve knowledge of coastal aquifer processes and management practices in order to increase the security of highly vulnerable freshwater. In particular, it aims to address critical barriers to the regional-scale investigation of coastal aquifers, including island lenses – the most vulnerable freshwater resources on earth. Threats to coastal aquifers are intensifying globally, and key knowledge gaps prevail in our current understanding and representation of transient, regional-scale seawater intrusion. The project plans to use coastal aquifer case studies from Australia and overseas to evaluate seawater intrusion reversibility, intermittent pumping effects, offshore aquifer processes, and management approaches. The project may improve coastal aquifer practices globally by unravelling the driving forces of transient seawater intrusion and developing new seawater intrusion models.
Funding Amount $919,052
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships