Combating salinity

Deltas are economic and environ-mental hot spots. They are very fertile, strategic sites with rich ecosystems. But deltas are vulnerable to flooding and drought, especially in the face of climate change.

Climate change, salinization and freshwater scarcity are significant threats to Delta areas around the world. A variety of concepts are being developed and pilot projects implemented to deal with water shortages.

*"Do not ignore the fact that this is happening," says Professor Gerard Galloway, a researcher at the University of Maryland, USA. "You have to be ahead of the game." read more »

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This is an abstract of an article, published in the magazine Deltas in times of climate change.

Author of this article

Michel Verschoor


Gerald Galloway
Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland, USA

Dr Kazi Matin Uddin Ahmed
Department of Geology, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Dr Koos Groen
Acacia Water, the Netherlands

Alphons van Winden
Bureau Stroming, consultancy firm for nature and landscape development