The goal of ALIANCE is to improve the investigation, characterisation and monitoring of coastal aquifers for vulnerability assessment. For this, ALIANCE proposes to develop a set of geophysical approaches for the quantitative evaluation of brine intrusion. This includes state-of-the-art geological, geochemical, petrophysical, logging and hydrological methods, and the design of 5 new geophysical and hydrodynamical logging/testing sensors yielding new data for model validation. Two end-member sites in terms of hydrogeological behaviour will be set up for long-term experimentation, the testing of the new tools, and the validation of site-specific experimental and modelling protocols from µm- to 100 m-scale. Active in-site testing from short and longer-term injections with variable salinity fluids will simulate over drafting or saline water intrusion. The electro-hydraulic coupling principle will be used to characterise and monitor water/brine hydrodynamics in coastal environments.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
27100 Val De Reuil
B15 2TT Birmingham