Salt Water Intrusion Meetings have been held since 1968. The first one was held to Hanover, Germany, to discuss saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers. After this first meeting, it was decided that there should be regular meetings. The number of meeting participants increased steadily over the years.

From 1983 on, SWIM was organised by any European country with important salt water problems. In the last three meetings, SWIM became a fully international meeting with participants from all over the world.

After 2006, SWIM merged with Salt Water Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers (SWICA) meeting, which was a global meeting, thus strengthening both events.

In 2008, SWIM took place for the first time outside Europe and it was decided subsequent meetings will be alternately held outside and inside of Europe. Following the Azores Meeting in 2010, for the first time SWIM will be held in the Southern Hemisphere, in Armação dos Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Additional information about SWIM and SWICA meetings can be obtained in:

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