What is Environmental Hydraulics?
Soil, water, and air constitute the environmental continuum. These three components of the continuum are dynamically interactive. In other words, if there is a change in one component, the effect of this change propagates to the other components. This means that the environment has to be dealt with as a cohesive whole (or as an integrated system) which often is not the case. For example, for a variety of reasons — scientific, technological, political, administrative, etc. — the environment in practice is not managed as a continuum. Each component of the continuum is considered separately, often with little accounting for its interaction with other components.
KeywordsGeographical Information System Water Quality Modeling Salinity Intrusion Subsurface Environment Environmental Hydraulics
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