Special Issue "Groundwater Quantity and Quality"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2015)
Prof. John A. Luczaj
Department of Natural & Applied Sciences University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 2420 Nicolet Drive - ES-317 Green Bay, WI 54311, USA
Dr. Dallas Blaney
Department of Public & Environmental Affairs University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 2420 Nicolet Drive Green Bay, WI 54311, USA
Groundwater is an essential component of the water cycle and is a critical resource for much of the world’s population. On a planet where demand for groundwater and other resources is ever increasing, issues of groundwater quantity and quality are a major focus in many regions of the world.
This Special Issue will provide an overview of topics that focus on either groundwater quantity or quality issues that are relevant on regional or national scales. Examples of groundwater quantity issues include long-term groundwater sustainability, interactions between groundwater and ecosystem function, etc. Water quality issues could include effects on water quality from overexploitation of groundwater, contamination from petroleum, and mineral resource development, etc.
Abstracts for papers are invited on the following issues:
- Governing transboundary groundwater
- Managing groundwater to promote environmental flows
- Managing groundwater during drought
- The current state of arsenic contamination in Bangladesh
- Water quality impacts from hydrofracturing (fracking)
- Managing saltwater intrusion along marine coastlines
- Managing water resources in the High Plains Aquifer (Central US)
- Endocrine disrupting compounds in aquifers
- Pathogens in aquifer systems (confined or unconfined)
Professor John A. Luczaj
Dr. Dallas Blaney
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Resources is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- Groundwater management
- hydrofracturing (fracking)
- environmental flows