The organizing committe says THANK YOU all for coming to Husum, thank you for sponsoring and thank you all volunteers to make SWIM23 a success!

Good luck for SWIM24 in Australia!

Welcome to SWIM 2014

We cordially invite you to the 23rd Saltwater Intrusion Meeting also known as "SWIM" to take place in Husum, Germany, from 16 - 20 June 2014.


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.


Conference Overview

SWIM has been held in different European countries on a biennial basis since 1968 with an increasing number and diversity of participants. Since 2008, every second SWIM is held outside Europe. In spite of its name, SWIM is not solely restricted to seawater intrusion problems. The meetings are very successful in bringing together people who are interested in saline groundwater issues: well-known specialists, water managers and students.


SWIM focuses on seawater intrusion, aquifer salinization, and related processes. The growing interest among scientists and water managers reflects the increasing relevance of managing saline groundwaters all around the world, especially in densely populated coastal areas. Problems include:


  • over-exploitation of water resources, especially in arid and semi-arid areas
  • increased demand due to economic development and population growth
  • quality deterioration of the available surface water resources
  • insufficient knowledge of the aquifer architecture and processes to design sound management programmes
  • climate change and sea level rise


Important Dates

Opening Call for Papers 01 December 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission 01 February 2014
Notification of Abstract Acceptance 19 February 2014
Deadline for Paper Submission 15 March 2014
Final date for reduced payment 21 April 2014
SWIM 2014 16 – 20 June 2014

Links / Downloads


The original „Herzberg“ paper
Schillings Journal für Gasbeleuchtung Nr. 44 vom 2. November 1901: „Die Wasserversorgung einiger Nordseebäder“ von Herrn Baurat Herzberg (in German)
Adobe Acrobat Document 11.9 MB
GEOFOKUS on “Salzwasserintrusion
Gefahr für unser Trinkwasser?” (in German)
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB