Salinization Threats to Agriculture across the North Sea Region

Iain Gould, Jeroen De Waegemaeker, Domna Tzemi, Isobel Wright, Simon Pearson, Eric Ruto, Leena Karrasch, Laurids Siig Christensen, Henrik Aronsson, Susanne Eich-Greatorex, Gary Bosworth, Pier Vellinga

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As climate change persists, agriculture in coastal regions is faced with aggravating salinization. This book chapter provides an overview of salinity occurrence in the North Sea Region (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Sweden) and aims to identify knowledge gaps for developing a strategy for adaptation to salinization. Due to a lack of quantitative, comparable data on salinity across the region, this book chapter presents an exploration of salinization in the region, rather than a comprehensive review of every country. The study distinguishes four salinization pathways: four salinization pathways: (1) irrigation, (2) aerosol, (3) flood and (4) seepage salinization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture of Sustainable Agriculture in Saline Environments
EditorsKatarzyna Negacz, Pier Vellinga, Edward Barrett-Lennard, Redouane Choukr-Allah, Theo Elzenga
Number of pages22
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date25-Jun-2021
ISBN (Electronic)9781003112327
Publication statusPublished - 25-Jun-2021


  • B410-soil-science
  • salinization
  • agriculture across
  • North Sea

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