Saline Intrusion and Aquifer Salinization Consulting

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Groundwater management in coastal regions have received a lot of interest from the public and private organizations that want to assure the sustainable use of the underground water resources avoiding diverse problems as the saline intrusion and aquifer salinization.

Due to intense aquifer exploitation in certain coastal areas, done to satisfy the requirements from agriculture, industry, cities and touristic development, the salinization process is intensified and produces a saline front from the sea or deep saline aquifer horizons.

Hatari Labs develops variable density numerical models related to aquifer salinization that consider the main physical process related to saline intrusion. These numerical models have the objective to assess the current and future situation from the groundwater flow regime in terms of flow and water quality.

Baseline

To develop saline intrusion models these data is required:

Hydrogeology

  • Collected data of water levels on observation points.

  • Collected data of pumping rates.

  • Aquifer parameters (hydraulic conductivity and storage coefficient).

  • Hydrochemical data (total dissolved solids, electrical conductivity).

Topography

  • Elevation curves of less than 0.5 meters in the zone of interest.

Numerical model

The selected numerical code for this simulation is SEAWAT under the Flopy library.

Contact us

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Address: Av. Caminos del Inca 288 dpto 302.

Santiago de Surco - Lima

Tel: +511 4491922

Cel (Whasapp): +51 984115865

Email: saulmontoya@hatarilabs.com

Saul Montoya

Saul Montoya es Ingeniero Civil graduado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú en Lima con estudios de postgrado en Manejo e Ingeniería de Recursos Hídricos (Programa WAREM) de la Universidad de Stuttgart con mención en Ingeniería de Aguas Subterráneas y Hidroinformática.