Special Issue "Agroecology and Water Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016)
Dr. Luis A. Sañudo-Fontaneda
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), Coventry University, Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3LG, UK
Interests: agroecology; civil engineering; environmental engineering; historical, traditional and citizen-generated knowledge; hydrology and hydraulics; project management; renewable energy; sustainable construction; sustainable drainage systems; water management; water quality and runoff pollutant
Climate change and biodiversity loss are threatening the stability of food and water systems globally. More sustainable and resilient systems are needed, and Sustainable Agroecology and Water Management have been highlighted as some of the main responses to the challenges, which can confer resilience, robustness, and stability to our food and water systems across the world. Adaptation processes to climate change will be required to protect communities against natural disasters and unpredictable changes, whilst developing knowledge to enhance our social, ecological, and environmental systems. Combining food and energy production with water and waste management into circular systems will be some of the main ways forward. Participation of farmers and citizens in this process is one of the most important factors, together with the identification of regulatory frameworks that may translate all this knowledge generated into policies that provide stability and food sovereignty.
This Special Issue aims to contribute to a better knowledge in the field of Sustainable Agroecology and Water Systems by harnessing the latest research fields that are tackling relevant knowledge gaps with a transdisiplinary cross-cutting approach, combining specialist technical skills and peoples’ know-how, to produce a more collaborative knowledge.
Therefore, cross-disciplinary research will be welcomed, including laboratory investigations, papers on new methodologies, case studies, fieldwork, participatory methods and historical and citizen-generated knowledge. This Special Issue intends to bring a wider collection of research approaches to a vital area of huge impact on society. Hence, natural and social scientists, engineers, policy-makers and practitioners are encouraged to send their contributions.
Dr. Luis A. Sañudo-Fontaneda
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- Community self-organisation for resilient Agreoclogical and Water Systems
- Food Security and Food Sovereignty
- Green Infrastructure
- Historical, traditional and citizen-generated knowledge in Agroecological and Water Systems
- Low Impact Development
- Participatory methods research
- Policies to confer resilience
- Processes of Adaptation to Climate Change
- Rainwater Harvesting Techniques
- Renewable Energy in Agroecological and Water Systems
- Resilient Food and Water Systems
- Stabilisation Agriculture
- Stormwater Management Techniques
- Sustainable Farm Production
- Urban Agroecology
- Water Sensitive Urban Design