Special Issue "Integrated River Basin Management and Regional Sustainable Development"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, 100101, China
Website: http://sourcedb.cas.cn/sourcedb_igsnrr_cas/yw/zjrck/200906/t20090626_1842206.html
E-Mail: dengxz.ccap@gmail.com
Phone: + 86 10 6488 8980
Fax: 86-10-64856533

Guest Editor
Dr. Ram Babu Singh
University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007, India
Website: http://www.du.ac.in/index.php?id=270&fmember=2401
E-Mail: rbsgeo@hotmail.com
Phone: +91 11 2766 6783

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue for Sustainability aims to present current theoretical and applied work to advance our understanding of integrated river basin management and regional sustainable development. The idea of integrated river basin management has gained prominence mainly because water security has become a pivotal issue for regional sustainable development in recent years, particularly for regions with a fragile ecology and sensitive to global climate change, urbanization and industrialization, economic growth, land use and land cover change, etc.

This special issue for Sustainability addresses all the direct and indirect restrictions and stimuli of regional sustainable development in river basins. We invite papers that address the following suggested and other related topics:

  • Ÿ   influences of urbanization and industrialization on water demand
  • Ÿ   planting structure change, agricultural irrigation and influences on water demand
  • Ÿ   ecological water demand and water cycles
  • Ÿ   climate change, land use and land cover change and influences on water cycles
  • Ÿ   integrated river basin management strategy

Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Dr. Ram Babu Singh
Guest Editor


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  • Ÿ   integrated water resources management
  • Ÿ   sustainable and adaptive management
  • Ÿ   climate change
  • Ÿ   urbanization
  • Ÿ   industrialization
  • Ÿ   planting structure change
  • Ÿ   agricultural irrigation
  • Ÿ   economic growth
  • Ÿ   land use and land cover change
  • Ÿ   ecosystem services
  • Ÿ   ecological water demand
  • Ÿ   drought forecasting and drought management
  • Ÿ   water cycles
  • Ÿ   sustainable development
  • Ÿ   regional policy analysis

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p. 3301-3320
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Sustainability 2014, 6(6), 3301-3320; doi:10.3390/su6063301
Received: 6 March 2014; in revised form: 14 May 2014 / Accepted: 16 May 2014 / Published: 27 May 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(4), 2357-2378; doi:10.3390/su6042357
Received: 19 January 2014; in revised form: 4 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 23 April 2014
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Sustainability 2014, 6(4), 1747-1760; doi:10.3390/su6041747
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 11 March 2014 / Accepted: 20 March 2014 / Published: 3 April 2014
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