WP1.AZ2 - Hydrological processes, soil dynamics and sea level changes

Integrated study of the soil dynamics, the underground streams, the evolution of sedimentary and paleohydrological complexes in the coastal systems on a scale of thousand to ten years. It is extremely important to understand the marine and continental groundwater exchanges, the soil movements both natural and caused by anthropic activities and their relationship with the geological, geomorphological and hydrogeological structure.

Effects of human intervention on the components that control the processes of deposition and subsidence, and the saline intrusion.

Effects of morphohydrological processes on coastal areas (e.g. floods and desertification of the soil) and identification of potential groundwater resources in marine/lagoon areas.

Definition of guidelines for the monitoring of hydrogeomorphological processes in coastal environments.

Action leader Luigi Tosi - ISMAR