20th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting

June 23-27, 2008

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club l Naples, Florida, USA


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Who Should Attend?

The conference is designed to bring together scientists, engineers, water resource managers, and policy makers who are actively involved in and/or affected by salt water intrusion, management of coastal aquifers, and submarine groundwater discharge. This includes those studying the marine environment as well as those from the terrestrial side. Participants from academia, private consulting firms, local, state, and national government agencies will interact in an informal and relaxed environment to summarize and review state-of-the-art methods for investigating salt water intrusion.

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Benefits of Attending

Conference participants should expect to have a meaningful experience that fosters:

  • development of new ideas and directions for future work.

  • an up-to-date understanding on the issues related to salt water intrusion.

  • the opportunity to form new collaborative relationships and to renew existing ones.

  • new strategies for monitoring, simulating, and managing salt water intrusion

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Conference Overview

In keeping with 40 years of the SWIM tradition, the Florida meeting will consist of an informal environment where students and those new to the field can meet established and well-known salt water intrusion scientists and engineers. A workshop on salt water intrusion modeling will also be offered. Southern Florida has a lot to offer to SWIM participants including field trips to the Everglades, Florida Keys, and locations of some of the first field studies of salt water intrusion. This is the first time the meeting will be held outside of Europe. The previous meeting in Cagliari, Italy, 2006 was a combined meeting of SWIM and SWICA. There it was agreed to combine the two organizations under the SWIM name and that SWIM would be held outside Europe every second meeting. The venue of the 2010 SWIM meeting is planned to be Portugal.

Additional information on SWIM can be found at: www.swim-site.org/

Additional information on SWICA can be found at: http://www.olemiss.edu/sciencenet/saltnet/conf-swica.html

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The purpose of the 20th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting is to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, water resource managers, and planners to share their research, ideas, and recommendations. This conference provides a unique opportunity to meet well-known and respected scientists and engineers in the field of salt water intrusion. Conference participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their research and management issues and to form collaborative relationships with those encountering similar problems.

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Conference Topics
  • Field studies of saltwater intrusion

  • Geochemistry

  • Geophysics

  • Management of coastal aquifers

  • Submarine groundwater discharge

  • Variable density flow and transport modeling

  • Parameter Estimation

  • Optimization modeling

  • Effects of sea level rise and climate change

  • Case studies of saltwater intrusion

  • Impacts of increased water demand on coastal water resources and ecosystems

  • Use of satellite and remote sensing to characterize coastal water systems

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Call for Papers

Paper Submission is now Closed.

Individuals conducting research on all aspects related to Salt Water Intrusion are strongly encouraged to submit a paper (no more than four pages in length) representing an oral or poster presentation. The Scientific Committee will select oral presentations for the Salt Water Intrusion Meeting from submitted papers based on relationship to conference topics. Those not selected for oral presentation are encouraged to present their work in poster format. ALL papers, both oral and poster, will be published in the book of papers and will also be posted on the Conference website following the meeting.

Papers must be submitted ONLINE via this web site no later than February 15, 2008. The organizing committee will be reviewing all paper submissions and will contact you by March 3, 2008 with a decision regarding your presentation status and comments on your paper. The revised and final paper will be due no later than April 8, 2008.

Please note that oral and poster presenters must register for the meeting.

Paper Submission is now Closed.

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SWIM Agenda     (Printable SWIM Agenda - PDF)

Available speaker presentations may be viewed from the Program Agenda

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Early Bird Social & Poster setup, Registration Open

Monday, June 23, 2008


Conference Registration Open


Morning Refreshments


Welcome & Announcements - Christian Langevin, Meeting Organizer, and Others

General Session I: Case Studies in Salt Water Intrusion


Assessing Well Field Impacts on Water Quality in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in Southwest Florida - Terry Bengtsson (Featured Speaker)


Modeling of Historical Evolution of Salt Water Distribution in the Phreatic Aquifer in and around the silted up Zwin Estuary Mouth (Flanders, Belgium) - Luc Lebbe


Assessment of Groundwater Resources by a Seawater Intrusion Mathematical Model in the Rmel Coastal Aquifer (Morocco) - Alex Chang


Dynamic Groundwater Equilibrium during a Base Level Drop: The Dead Sea Case - Yael Kiro


Refreshment Break

General Session II: Case Studies in Salt Water Intrusion, continued


Simulation of Processes Controlling Migration of Saline Water and Brine above a Flooded Salt Mine in Western New York, USA
Richard Yager


A Case Study of Finite-Element Numerical Modeling on Salt Water Intrusion for the Ping-Tung Plain - Jing-Yea Yang


Salt Water Intrusion in the Shallow Aquifers of Venice
Eloisa Di Sipio


Vulnerability Assessment of Groundwater Aquifer due to the Construction of the City Tunnel in Malmö, Sweden - Kenneth M Persson




Lunch in Sunset Terrace

General Session III: Management of Coastal Aquifers


An Assessment of the Impact of Geologic Heterogeneity on Predictions of Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers - Whitney Trainor
(Featured Speaker)


Artificial Recharge of Fresh Water in the Belgian Coastal Dunes
- Alexander Vandenbohede


Management of the Iao and Waihee Aquifer Areas With the Aid of a 3-D Numerical SUTRA Model, Maui, Hawaii - Stephen Gingerich


Pumping of Brackish and Saline Water in Coastal Aquifers: An Effective Tool for Alleviation of Seawater Intrusion - Mohsen Sherif


Managing Seawater Intrusion Using Multiple-depth Monitoring Wells 
- Wes Danskin


Field Validation of Simulation-Optimization Model for Protecting Excessive Pumping Wells - Namsik Park


Refreshment Break

General Session IV:  Variable Density Flow and Transport Modeling


Benchmarks for Two- and Three-Dimensional Variable-Density Ground-Water Flow Simulators: Analytical Expressions for Unstable Convection
Clifford Voss


Solute Extraction in Variable Density Flow: Shock Wave Driven Transport Compared to Pumping - Shaul Sorek


Use of Image Analysis to Develop New Benchmarking Datasets for Variable Density Flow Scenarios - Rohit Goswami


Modeling of the Potential for Vertically Downward Saltwater Migration from a Dredge Pond - Peter Andersen


Freshwater-Saltwater Mixing Zone in Coastal Aquifers: Biased vs. Reliable Monitoring - Eyal Shalev


Simulation of Coastal Wastewater Injection in Hawaii using SUTRA, and the Value of Compelling Visualizations in Conveying Results to the Non-Specialist Public - Charles D Hunt, Jr.


Welcome Reception on Ocean Lawn


Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Conference Registration Open


Morning Refreshments

General Session V: Submarine Groundwater Discharge & Field Studies


Analytical Benthic Flux Model Forced by Surface-Water Waves: Application to the South Atlantic Bight, USA - Jeffrey King
(Featured Speaker)


Mechanisms Driving Submarine Groundwater Discharge and Associated Radium Flux: Implications for Use of Radium as a Tracer
Holly Michael


The Role of Fresh and Saline Submarine Groundwater Discharge in Nutrient Contribution to Coastal Seawater, Dor Bay (Israel)
Yishai Weinstein


Global Land-Ocean Linkage: Direct Inputs of Water and Associated Nutrients to Coastal Zones via Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD)
Hans H. Dürr


Causes of Borehole Flow and Effects on Vertical Salinity Profiles in Coastal Aquifers - Delwyn Oki


Characterization of Local Rainwater Lenses in Agricultural Areas with Upward Saline Seepage: Monitoring Results - Perry de Louw


Refreshment Break

General Session VI: Field Studies of Salt Water Intrusion


Altered Hydroperiod and Saltwater Intrusion in the Bald Cypress Swamps of the Loxahatchee River - David Kaplan




An Investigation of Groundwater Flow on a Coastal Barrier using Multi Electrode Profiling - Søren Erbs Poulsen


Pumping Test Analyses in an Aquifer with Fresh Water/Salt Water Interface - Liliana Cecan


Assessing the Extent of Saltwater Intrusion in the Aquifer System of Southern Baldwin County, Alabama - Dorina Murgulet


Freshwater Lens Development on Padre Island, Texas
Egon Weber


Lunch in Sunset Terrace

General Session VII: Parameter Estimation


Incorporating Initial Conditions in the Model Calibration Process
John Doherty (Featured Speaker)


Saltwater Intrusion and Hydraulic Conductivity Estimation in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana - Frank Tsai


General Guidance Concerning Inverse Modeling Techniques and Value of Field Data Types for Seawater Intrusion Simulation - Clifford Voss


Efficient Calibration of Seawater Intrusion Models
Juan José Hidalgo


Calibration of a Density-Dependent Groundwater Flow Model of the Lower West Coast Floridan Aquifer System - Jorge Restrepo


Saltwater/Freshwater Interface Movement in Response to Deep-Well Injection in a Coastal Aquifer - Alyssa Dausman


Refreshment Break

General Session VIII: Geochemistry


Chemical and Isotopic Evidence for Seawater Intrusion – Examples from the Coastal Aquifers of the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea
Yoseph Yechieli (Featured Speaker)


Base Exchange Indices as Indicators of Salinization or Freshening of (Coastal) Aquifers - Pieter Jan Stuyfzand


Use of Geochemical Tools to Study Groundwater Salinization in Volcanic Islands: a Case Study in the Porto Santo (Portugal) and Santiago (Cape Verde) Islands - Maria Teresa Condesso de Melo


Geochemistry of Phosphorus in a Carbonate Aquifer Affected by Seawater Intrusion - Rene Price


Time Scale of Water-Rock Interaction Processes in the Fresh-Saline Water Interface of Coastal Aquifers - Amos Russak


Utilizing Stable Isotopes (2H, 18O) to Better Identify Different Water Types of the Floridan Aquifer System in Southwest Florida
Ed Rectenwald


Poster Presentations & Social

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Optional Field Trip

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Conference Registration Open


Morning Refreshments

General Session IX: Variable Density Flow & Transport Modeling


Variable Density Flow and Transport in Tsunami Impacted Coastal Aquifers: Laboratory Investigations in Homogeneous Saturated Porous Media - Meththika Vithanage (Featured Speaker)


The Delayed Effects of Variable Density Flow on Flow and Heads in Fresh Groundwater - Frans Schaars


Experimental Mapping of the Saltwater/Freshwater Mixing Zone

- Elena Abarca


Virginia Ground Water Withdrawal Permitting Program  Modeling for Resource Management - Roberta Patton


A Saltwater Upconing Model to Evaluate Wellfield Feasibility
Gregory Council


Dispersive Behavior of the Mixing Zone between a Shallow Freshwater Lens and Upward Seeping Saline Groundwater - Sara Eeman


Refreshment Break

General Session X: Impacts of Increased Water Demand, Optimization Modeling, & Case Studies


Brackish Groundwater as a New Resource for Drinking Water, Specific Consequences of Density Dependent Flow, and Positive Environmental Consequences - Theo Olsthoorn


Analytical Method for Preliminary Management of Pumping and Injection in Coastal Areas - Namsik Park


Compositional Change of Groundwater Chemistry in the Shallow Aquifer of Small Tropical Island Due to Seawater Intrusion
Ahmad Zaharin Aris


The Use of Mapping the Salinity Distribution Using Geophysics on the Island of Terschelling for Groundwater Model Calibration
Arjen Kok


Verifying the Use of Specific Conductance as a Surrogate for Chloride in Seawater Matrices - Robert Mooney


Lunch in Sunset Terrace

General Session XI: Management of Coastal Aquifers


Salt Water Intrusion Modeling in the Flemish Coastal Plain based on a Hydrogeological Database - Dieter Vandevelde


Management of Coastal Aquifers -- The Case of a Peninsula -- State of Qatar - Nauman Rashid


Evaluating Safe Yield for Supply Wells in an Aquifer with Fresh Water / Salt Water Interface - Gregory Nelson


Saltwater Intrusion Monitoring in the Biscayne Aquifer near Florida City, Miami-Dade County, Florida: 1996-2007 - Christopher Peters


Dynamics of Negative Hydraulic Barriers to Prevent Seawater Intrusion
María Pool



Alternative Approaches for Water Extraction in Areas Subject to Saltwater Upconing - David Tarbox


Refreshment Break


Seawater Intrusion in Australia - A National Perspective of Future Challenges - Adrian Werner (Featured Speaker)


Planning for 2010 & 2012 SWIMs


Dinner on Own


PEST Fest*

*PEST FEST: A Festive Primer on the PEST Software for Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Analysis

A short PEST FEST will be held between 7pm and 9pm on Thursday June 26th.

The FEST will be a relaxed and happy occasion, hosted by John Doherty, author of PEST. The other entertainer will be Alyssa Dausman from the Fort Lauderdale office of USGS, who has lots of PEST and SEAWAT experience.

John will speak for about an hour on parameter estimation using regularised inversion. He will show how the use of many parameters instead of just a few (when combined with high-end parameter estimation software that can undertake the necessary regularisation) can lead to:

  • model predictions of maximum likelihood and minimum uncertainty;

  • an ability to quantify uncertainty;

  • an ability to assess the contributions made by different parameter types to predictive uncertainty;

  • an ability to formulate a strategy for future data acquisition which will most effectively reduce predictive uncertainty.

Alyssa will then make a short informal presentation on her experience in using PEST to calibrate her models, including some practical advice in using PEST with density dependent models.

Following the presentations, there will be a short time for questions, and discussions on any issues that FEST-goers would like to raise.

All are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Conference Registration Open


Morning Refreshments

General Session XII: Variable Density Flow & Transport Modeling


Salinization by Free Convection in Heterogeneous Aquifers: Results from a Numerical Modeling Study - Vincent Post (Featured Speaker)


An Assessment Tool for Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Stratified Coastal Aquifers - Mark Bakker


Tidal Effects on Transient Dispersion of Simulated Contaminant Concentrations in Coastal Aquifers - Ivana La Licata


The Influence of Three-Dimensional Dune Topography on Salt Water Intrusion in Marina Romea, Italy: A Numerical Modeling Study Using LIDAR data - Pauline Mollema


Simulations of the Dynamics of Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions in a Coastal Environment During a 25-Year/72-Hour Storm
William Hutchings


Numerical Modeling of a Salinity Intrusion Barrier: Saltwater Intrusion Prevention System - Charles Tate


Refreshment Break

General Session XIII: Effects of Sea Level Rise & Climate Change & Geophysics


Impacts of Climate Change on the Coastal Groundwater Systems in The Netherlands - Gualbert Oude Essink


Climate Change Impact in a Shallow Coastal Mediterranean Aquifer, at Saïdia, Morocco - Júlio Carneiro


An Investigation into Control of Saltwater Intrusion Considering the Effects of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise - Hany Abd-Elhamid


Time Domain Electromagnetic Induction and High Resolution Electric Resistivity Soundings to Map Salt Water Intrusion in Coastal Sandy Aquifers, Los Angeles County, California - Ted Johnson


Large-scale Geoelectrical Measurements to Investigate a Buried Valley and its Interaction to Deep Saltwater Intrusion - Joern Schuenemann


Evolution of the Marine Intrusion Using Geophysical Methods after 25 Years in the Motril-Salobreña Aquifer (Southern Spain)
Carlos Duque


Wrap up Conference - Meeting Organizer


Lunch in Sunset Terrace


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Poster Directory     (Printable Poster Directory - PDF)


Simulating Density-Dependent Flows Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method – Kathleen (Katie) Bardsley

Physical and Numerical Modeling of Buoyant Groundwater Plumes – Linzy Brakefield-Goswami

Brine Formation and Entrapment in the Eastern Mediterranean Coastal Plain Aquifer – Mati Caspi

The Interplay Between Tidal Fluctuations and Physical Heterogeneity on Seawater Intrusion – Eduardo Castro

Submarine Groundwater Discharge at an Open Ocean Marine Beach in California – Nicholas de Sieyes

Stochastic Study on Impact of Heterogeneity of Costal Aquifers on Movement of Transition Zone (TZ) between Freshwater and Saltwater Induced by Pumping – Guoping Ding

Groundwater Quality Monitoring on Northeast Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico – Oscar Frausto

Feasibility Study for Raw Water Supply to a Proposed Reverse Osmosis Plant – Weixing Guo

The Role of Salt Sources in Density-Dependent Flow – Juan José Hidalgo González

Dynamic Behaviors of Fresh-Saline Water Interactions in Coastal Zone – Kue-Young Kim

The Use of Mapping the Salinity Distribution Using Geophysics on the Island of Terschelling for Groundwater Model Calibration Arjen Kok

Numerical Simulation of a Coastal Aquifer in Rhode Island – Georgios Kopsiaftis

Proposal of a Methodology for the Optimal Design of Monitoring Networks Coastal Aquifers Mmanagement – Julia Marangani

The Coastal Karstic Aquifer of Vlora (Albania) – Maurizio Polemio

Vertical Integration for Modelling Seawater Intrusion – María Pool

Influence of Sea Water Ingress : A Case Study from East Coast Aquifer in India – Surendra Sharma

Evolution of Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers of Pontina Plain (Italy) – Luigi Tulipano

Tracing Vertical and Horizontal Migration of Injected Fresh Wastewater into a Deep Saline Aquifer using Natural Chemical Tracers – Virginia Walsh

Significant Water Quality Trends Observed in the Lower Hawthorn Aquifer of Southwestern Florida, Occurrences and Solutions – Michael Weatherby

Airborne Geophysical Investigation of the German North Sea Coastal Area – Helga Wiederhold

Quantifying Effects of Natural and Anthropogenic Stresses on Long-Term Saltwater Intrusion in a Coastal Aquifer – Michael Zygnerski

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Optional Field Trip -- Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Organized By: Southwest Florida EcoTours, Inc.
Contact: Greg Allard
Picayune Strand Strate Forest


Field Trip Schedule - Wednesday, June 25, 2008

7:30am Board Buses at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
8:00am Depart for Big Cypress National Preserve
9:00am Arrive at Big Cypress National Preserve
9:15am-11:30am Group Airboat Rides & View Native Florida Wildlife
11:30am Board Buses to Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve
12:00pm-1:00pm Rookery Bay Educational Presentation & Boxed Lunch
12:45pm-1:15pm Self-Guided tour of Learning Center & Rookery Bay Store
1:15pm Board Buses for Picayune Strand State Forest
2:15pm-3:45pm Tour Picayune Strand State Forest
4:00pm-5:00pm Board Buses & Return to Naples Beach Hotel

An airboat ride will be given to all field trip attendees, on airboats that seat a maximum of 18 guests.  The airboats will leave approximately every 8 minutes to insure everyone a seat into the backwaters of the Big Cypress National Preserve which borders the northern edge of Everglades National Park.  The airboat ride will last approximately 35 minutes.  Attendees will also be allowed to view native Florida wildlife in an animal sanctuary and have the opportunity to safely hold a small alligator while a colleague takes a photo of them.
Following the airboat ride, the field trip attendees will re-board the buses for a trip to Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve for a 45 minute presentation by the educational staff of the facility.  Rookery Bay will also allow the attendees to eat their boxed lunches during the presentation.  They do recycle at the Rookery Bay so items will need to be put in the proper receptacles following lunch.  Upon conclusion of the presentation, attendees will enjoy, at no charge, to view their educational learning facility which includes their aquarium and interactive displays.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase items in their store.  Rookery Bay will have educational pamphlets and brochures available for the attendees. 
We will then re-board the buses at Rookery Bay with staff from the South Florida Water Management District for a tour of the Picayune Strand State Forest, which is currently undergoing hydrologic restoration.  We will include a couple of stops for the group for a first-hand look at the project.
Following the tour of Picayune Strand State Forest, the buses will return to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club by 5:00pm.

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Registration Information

The registration fee provides full participation in the conference, conference materials, a printed Book of Papers, the Sunday evening early bird social, the Monday evening welcome reception, daily continental breakfast and mid-morning/afternoon refreshments (Wednesday excluded), the Tuesday evening poster session social, and the daily lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

The guest registration fee includes two lunches and the evening receptions. 

NOTE: The guest room block and group rate that has been negotiated with the hotel includes costs incurred to provide us with the large quantity of meeting space we require for our meetings. If we do not occupy a sufficient amount of guest rooms throughout the meeting, we will incur additional costs for meeting room rental charges. Therefore, we encourage all meeting participants to stay in the host hotel. Consequently, guests not staying at the Naples Beach Hotel during the conference will be charged a $100 facilities fee to cover their portion of meeting room rental charges incurred. [Explanation of Facilities Usage Fee] 

NOTE: The Early Registration deadline has been extended to March 14, 2008.

Pre-Conference Short Course
“Variable Density Modeling and Hydrogeochemical
Analysis of Seawater Intrusion”
June 20-22, 2008 | Limited Space | Register by April 1, 2008

Pre-Con Short Course (Professional) - FULL $ 750.00 
Pre-Con Short Course (Student) - FULL $ 250.00 

Meeting Attendees

Early Registrant Fee
(Received on or before March 14, 2008) 
Regular Registrant Fee
(Received by April 1, 2008)
Late Registrant Fee
(Received after April 1, 2008)

Student Attendees

Early Student Fee
(Received on or before March 14, 2008)
Regular Student Fee
(Received by April 1, 2008)
Late Student Fee
(Received after April 1, 2008)

Guest Attendees

Early Guest Fee
(Received on or before March 14, 2008)
Regular Guest Fee
(Received by April 1, 2008)
Late Guest Fee
(Received after April 1, 2008) 

Field Trip

Optional Field Trip to the Everglades  (Wednesday, June 25) $ 75.00 
Field Trip Fee: This fee includes lunch, transportation and entrance to the Everglades National Park.


We are delighted you wish to register for this event.
Advanced registration is closed, however,
we will be happy to register you onsite
and look forward to your participation.

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds will be honored if a written notification of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences & Institutes IFAS, University of Florida by Monday, April 28, 2008. A processing fee of $75.00 will be deducted from all conference registration refunds. A processing fee of $50.00 will be deducted from all guest fees. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after Monday, April 28, 2008.

Refund Policy for Optional Pre-Conference Short Course: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if written notice of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences and Institutes on or before Friday, April 4, 2008. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from all student refunds and a $150 processing fee will be deducted from all regular attendee refunds. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after Friday, April 4, 2008.

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Meeting Location

The meeting will be held at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, one of southwest Florida’s most prestigious conference facilities. The Hotel also boasts its own 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, large free form pool, and many activities for the enjoyment of everyone in the family.

June weather in Naples consists of very warm temperatures, balmy breezes, sunny skies and an occasional shower, with an average high of 90ºF (32ºC) and an average low of 70ºF (21ºC). Informal dress will be appropriate throughout the conference, and a couple of our social functions will be held outdoors overlooking the scenic Gulf of Mexico.

Just Where is Naples, Florida?

Naples is situated on the edge of the Florida Everglades, 110 miles (180 km) west of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale and 150 miles (240 km) south of Tampa. The city is easily reached by air or by automobile. Most major domestic carriers and international airlines provide frequent service into Southwest Florida International Airport, just 40 minutes from the hotel, and shuttle service is available. There is frequent commuter service from Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville to the Naples Airport, less than 10 miles (16 km) away.

NOTE: Accompanying persons can arrange for visits to local points of interest by contacting the Concierges Desk at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.

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Hotel Accommodations

►►   NOTE: The Hotel Room Block is filling up!
Please make your reservations today and state that you are with the SWIM Conference.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North
Naples, Florida 34102
Phone: 1-239-261-2222
Fax: 1-239-261-8019

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is offering participants of the Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, a very special guest room rate of $125.00 (plus 10 % tax) up to four people in a room. The group rate will be honored three days prior and three days following the conference, based on availability. Please note that a service charge of $3.50 per person, per day will be added as gratuities for guest service personnel.

To qualify for the special rate, reservations must be made by May 7, 2008. Be sure to specify you are attending the Salt Water Intrusion Meeting. After May 7, 2008, guestrooms and the group rate may no longer be available. As this is a discounted group rate, it is not commissionable to travel agents.

NOTE: The guest room block and group rate that has been negotiated with the hotel includes costs incurred to provide us with the large quantity of meeting space we require for our meetings. If we do not occupy a sufficient amount of guest rooms throughout the meeting, we will incur additional costs for meeting room rental charges. Therefore, we encourage all meeting participants to stay in the host hotel. Consequently, guests not staying at the Naples Beach Hotel during the conference will be charged a $100 facilities fee to cover their portion of meeting room rental charges incurred. [Explanation of Facilities Usage Fee]

Please contact the hotel directly by telephone at 1-800-237-7600 (within the U.S.) / 1-239-261-2222 (outside the U.S.) or complete and submit the "Hotel Reservation Form." (CLICK HERE PDF format)

You may also book online through The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club website: CLICK HERE

Special Instructions: A first night’s room deposit must be made with a credit card to ensure confirmation of your hotel reservation. For any reservations that "no show", this deposit will be forfeited. Room deposits will be considered non-refundable if canceled within eight (8) days of your arrival date.

Please visit the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club web site: www.naplesbeachhotel.com to learn more about some of the hotel's special features including golfing, tennis, complimentary valet parking and much more!

Click here for directions to the hotel. (Printable PDF)

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Meeting Sponsors


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Additional Contributions

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM) provides an excellent opportunity for organizations and companies to become a partner in hosting this 20th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting (SWIM) as a sponsor.

By becoming a sponsor, your organization will:

  • Strengthen its prominence as a leader in providing salt water intrusion services

  • Increase brand recognition and national and international exposure

  • Enhance product awareness

  • Reinforce visibility in the environmental arena

  • Showcase new products and services

  • Network with colleagues who make decisions for small and large-scale projects

  • Be featured on the meeting web site with a link to your home page

  • Be recognized in the meeting program and on all meeting signage

 All contributing sponsors of $1,000 or more will be recognized on the meeting web site.


Anyone who wishes to participate as a sponsor of the 20th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, please contact the Meeting Organizer, Chris Langevin.

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Related Sites of Interest


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Scientific Committee Members

Prof. G. Barrocu
University of Cagliari, Italy

Prof. A. Cheng
University of Missisippi, Carrier Hall, USA

Prof. T. P. Clement
Auburn University, Alabama, USA

Prof. E. Custodio
Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Prof. M. D. Fidelibus
Technical University of Bari, Italy

Dr. I. Gaus
BRGM, France

Dr. S.B. Gingerich
U.S. Geological Survey, Honolulu, USA

Prof. A. Larabi
Mohammed V University of Rabat,

Prof. L.E. Marin
Universidad Nacional Autónoma
de México

Dr. H. Michael
Stanford University, California, USA

Dr. A. E. Mulligan
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. T.N. Olsthoorn
Amsterdam Water Supply and
Technical University, Delft,
The Netherlands

Prof. D. Ouazar
Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs, Rabat, Morocco

Dr. G. Oude Essink
TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands, The Netherlands

Prof. N. Park
Dong-A University, Busan,
Republic of Korea

Dr. V.E.A. Post
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Dr. J. Reynolds-Vargas
National University, Heredia,
Costa Rica

Dr C. Robinson
Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. A. Sadurski
Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw
and University of Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

Prof. S. Sorek
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 

Prof. Dr. P.J. Stuyfzand
Kiwa Water Research, Nieuwegein and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Prof. J. Tarhouni
Agronomical Institute of Tunisia, Tunesia

Dr. A. Vandenbohede
Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

Dr. Weixing Guo
Missimer Groundwater Science/
A Schlumberger Company,
Florida, USA

Dr. A. Werner
Flinders University, South Australia

Mr. Richard Yager
U.S. Geological Survey, New York, USA

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Organizing Committee Members

Christian Langevin
U.S. Geological Survey
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Mark Bakker
Delft University of Technology and KIWA
Delft, the Netherlands

Luc Lebbe
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium

Cliff Voss
U.S. Geological Survey
Washington, D.C.

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For Further Information

Program Information

Christian Langevin, Meeting Organizer
Research Hydrologist
U.S. Geological Survey
3110 SW 9th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
 - and -
Courtesy Faculty
Tropical Research & Education Center
18905 S.W. 280 Street
Homestead, FL 33031
DIRECT PHONE: 954-377-5917
OFFICE PHONE: 954-377-5900
FAX: 954-377-5901
EMAIL: langevin@usgs.gov

Meeting Information

Sharon Borneman, Meeting Coordinator
University of Florida, IFAS
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