New Paradigms in the Study of “Brackish Water”             Brackish water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater. It may result from mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in estuaries, or it may occur in brackish fossil aquifers. The work comes from the Middle Dutch root “brack”. Certain human activities can produce brackish water, in particular, civil engineering projects such as dikes and the flooding of coastal marshland to produce brackish…

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