The year 2018 marks half a century since the first SWIM (Salt Water Intrusion Meeting) was held in Germany. This will be celebrated (i) during the upcoming 25th SWIM in Gdańsk, Poland (17-22 June), covering topics like seawater intrusion, coastal groundwater management and submarine groundwater discharge, and (ii) with a topical collection of four articles in Hydrogeology Journal that focus on past achievements of the SWIM and coastal hydrogeology more broadly. The journal collection contains annotated English translations of the pioneer articles by W. Badon Ghijben (1889) and Alexander Herzberg (1901), and explores what was known about freshwater lenses in coastal aquifers before their day.
These articles will be freely accessible until early August 2018 and can be found at the link below. Feel free to pass on this useful resource.
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