Ferrara coastal aquifer
The study area is located in the coastal floodplain of the Po River, in Northern Italy.
This area is characterized by intensive agriculture inland and intensive tourism along the
coast during summer periods (June-September).
Most of the territory is a recently reclaimed land with flat topography below sea level, and with an altitude ranging from 5 to -11 m above sea level (a.s.l.); the only topographic heights consist of dune systems, paleodunes and river banks.
The Geological Survey of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Northern Italy) has developed a regional monitoring network to monitor saltwater intrusion in the coastal aquifer facing Adriatic Sea.
Giambastiani B.M.S., Colombani N., Mastrocicco M., Fidelibus M.D., (2013) CHARACTERIZATION OF THE LOWLAND COASTAL AQUIFER OF COMACCHIO (FERRARA, ITALY): HYDROLOGY, HYDROCHEMISTRY AND EVOLUTION OF THE SYSTEM. Journal of Hydrology, 501, 35-44.
Caschetto M., Colombani N., Mastrocicco M., Petitta M. and Aravena R., (2015) APPLICATION OF MULTI-ISOTOPE DATA (O, D, 3H, C, N, AND S) TO CHARACTERIZE BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES AFFECTING NITROGEN AND SULFUR IN AN ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACTED ALLUVIAL COASTAL AQUIFER, 42nd IAH Congress, 13-18 September, Rome.