Special Issue "Advanced Technology for Sustainable Development in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2017
Prof. Dr. Guangwei Huang
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University, Japan
Interests: integrated watershed management; sustainability from water perspective; water quality; flood risk management
Dr. Xin Li
Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Interests: land data assimilation, application of remote sensing and GIS in hydrology, application of remote sensing and GIS in cryospheric research, integrated watershed study
Arid and semi-arid regions account for almost one-third of the total area of the world and arid zones are now home to over two billion people, accounting for 35% of the world's population. Additionally, more than 90% of dryland inhabitants are in the developing world and 70% in rural areas. Approximately half of the poorest people in the world live in arid and semi-arid regions. Therefore, the global sustainability could not be achieved without the sustainability in arid and semi-arid regions.
This Special Issue aims at combining papers of high quality to highlight the state-of-the-art in sustainability research for arid and semi-arid regions. It is not a simple collection of papers, but a well-designed assemblage of important recent contributions with regard to sustainability in arid and semi-arid regions. The objective is to present readers with a clear picture of what directions the research efforts should be oriented and how to move forward. Here, we would like to invite submission on the following (non-exhaustive list) topics:
- New theory and cutting-age technology for sustainable development in arid zones
- Innovative policy and planning for drylands
- Integrated watershed science and management for arid and semi-arid regions
- Comparative studies on environmental management practices between different arid regions
- Culture and life style in relation to sustainability in arid regions
Prof. Dr. Guangwei Huang
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- Arid and semi-arid regions
- Water scarcity
- Water reuse
- Dryland agriculture
- Multi-agent modeling
- Application of remote sensing and GIS
- Culture and life style