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Special Issue "Selected Papers on Sustainable Water Resources Management from the 2017 International SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) Conference"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan

Spatial Science Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Interests: SWAT development; agriculture; watershed modeling; climate change; land use change; irrigation; best management practices; sustainable water and land management
Guest Editor
Dr. Yihun Taddele Dile

Spatial Sciences Laboratory in the Department of Ecosystem Sciences and Management, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77845, USA
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Interests: agriculture; watershed modeling; climate change; land use change; irrigation; best management practices; sustainable water and land management; resilience
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shashidhar Thatikonda

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Sangareddy, India
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Interests: bioremediation; contaminant transport modeling; environmental hydraulics; hydrology; hydro-climatology; remote sensing and GIS applications; waste water treatment; solid and hazardous waste management
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tasuku Kato

Department of Ecoregion Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo 183-8538, Japan
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Interests: agriculture; water quality; irrigation and drainage; watershed management; simulation model

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainability is an international multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal on environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human lifestyles. The journal provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. Watershed modeling has been used as key tool in assessing the sustainability of water and land resource management. Findings from the modeling studies played a significant role in the decision-making process for a sustainable planet.

The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is one of the best biophysical modeling tools. It has the capability of simulating hydrology, soil erosion, pollutant transport, and crop growth. SWAT can predict the impact of land use/land cover, land management and climate changes on different biophysical processes. SWAT enables various scenario analyses, which are useful to explore sustainable water and land management strategies.

There were three international SWAT conferences in India, Malaysia, and Poland, where critical sustainability issues were discussed. Sustainability is planning to publish a Special Issue based on papers presented in these conferences. We are inviting papers that have a high quality and align with the scope of the journal for submission. Papers outside of the conference will also be accepted for submission. The scope of the Special Issue may include:

  • Sustainable water and resources management for building social-ecological resilience,
  • Impact of land use/land cover change and climate change,
  • Improving modeling approaches for sustainable water and land management,
  • Balancing economics and nature, and
  • Integrated water management through green-blue water paradigm.

Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer-review process while thriving for fast dissemination of research findings, developments and applications.

Prof. Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan
Dr. Yihun Taddele Dile
Prof. Dr. Shashidhar Thatikonda
Prof. Dr. Tasuku Kato
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • environmental sustainability
  • ecosystem services
  • hydrology
  • water management
  • best management practices
  • land use/land cover change
  • climate change
  • resilience

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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