12.03.2018 Deadline for abstract submission
21.03.2018 Notification of acceptance
31.03.2018 Early registration ends
30.04.2018 Payment deadline for abstract authors and short course participants
31.05.2018 Registration ends

14-16.06.2018 Short Course
17-22.06.2018 SWIM Conference

25. Salt Water Intrusion Meeting

We cordially invite you to the 25th Saltwater Intrusion Meeting (SWIM), to be held in Gdańsk, Poland  from 17 to 22 June 2018. Online registration is open till 31 May 2018.

Guidelines for presentation

Oral presentations
Presentations can be prepared as PowerPoint (*.ppt or *.pptx) or *.pdf files. Authors are kindly requested to prepare a backup *.pdf copy of their presentations, even if they use PowerPoint.

Regular oral presentations take 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for discussion. Featured presentations take 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.

The recommended poster format is A1 (841 mm x 594 mm) in portait (vertical) orientation. 

Detailed conference program 

List of posters

Pre-conference short course "Modeling Groundwater Flow in Coastal Zones" will be held from 14 to 16 June 2018 (more info here).

SWIM conferences originated in 1968, as a result of collaboration between researchers from Germany, Netherlands and Denmark, working on problems of freshwater-saltwater interaction in coastal aquifers.

Since that time SWIM meetings have been organized - mostly on biennial basis - in different European countries, with an increasing number of participants. The scope also expanded, to include topics such as submarine groundwater discharge, groundwater salinity of various origins or coastal aquifer management. Starting from 2008, when SWIM and SWICA conferences merged, every second SWIM is held outside Europe - the most recent one took place in Cairns, Australia in 2016. More information on the previous SWIMs can be found at:

In 2018 we are going to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SWIM conference in Gdańsk - a city on the Polish Baltic coast, offering many cultural and historical attractions, as well as a variety of beautiful landscapes.


The conference is organized under the honorary patronage of:

  • Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology

  • Rector of the Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń

  • Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology

Strategic sponsor

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