Assessing impacts of rainfall patterns, population growth, and sea level rise on groundwater supply in the Republic of Maldives
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Groundwater resources of the Republic of the Maldives are threatened by a variety of factors including variable future rainfall patterns, continued population growth and associated pumping demands, rising sea level, and contamination from the land surface. The Maldives is composed of approximately 2,000 coral islands residing in 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean, with each coral island less than a few square kilometers in surface area and less than a few meters in elevation. This thesis uses numerical modeling techniques to assess the influence of variable rainfall patterns, increased pumping due ...