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salinization

[sal-uh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsæl ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process by which a nonsaline soil becomes saline, as by the irrigation of land with brackish water.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; salinize + -ation
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  • More efficiently use existing water resources and better control salinization to improve arid lands.
  • Each salinization factor was weighted according to its significance in the overall salinization process.
  • Excessive irrigation increases salt loading in water tables and downstream aquifers which causes regional salinization.
  • As a result of inefficient irrigation, water table in the basin is rising and secondary salinization occurred.
  • Each group will be asked to discuss possible solutions to the problem of rising sea levels and the salinization of coastal land.
  • Potential effects on salinization of coastal freshwater aquifers, and hence water supplies, will be examined.

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