Special Issue "Surface Water Groundwater Interactions: From Theory to Practice"


A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Philip A. Brunner
Center for Hydrogeology and Geothermics, University of Neuchatel, Rue Emile Argand 11, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Website: http://www2.unine.ch/chyn/page-34392_en.html
E-Mail: philip.brunner@unine.ch
Interests: surface water groundwater interactions; numerical modeling; inverse modeling; remote sensing; water resources management; vadose zone hydrology

Guest Editor
Dr. Jan Fleckenstein
Department of Hydrogeology, Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research—UFZ Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Website: http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=19856
E-Mail: jan.fleckenstein@ufz.de
Interests: surface water groundwater interactions; numerical modeling; hyporheic zone; heat as a tracer; feedbacks between hydrology and biogeochemistry; water and solute dynamics in catchments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ever-growing water demands and changing climatic conditions cause increasing pressure on surface water and groundwater resources. A rigorous quantitative understanding of the interactions and feedback mechanisms between surface water and groundwater is therefore essential for preserving our current water resources and the ecosystems that depend on them. However, the current state of the art suggests that our quantitative approaches are still far from adequate. For example, the influence of heterogeneity on flow and transport through the hyporheic zone and the transience of hydraulic streambed properties or feedback mechanisms between riparian vegetation and rivers have yet to be explored.

This Special Issue brings together contributions that address current deficits in the complex area of surface water/groundwater interaction. We especially encourage submissions concerning both the numerical modeling of flow and transport at all spatial scales and the integration of field data into quantitative frameworks. The submission of papers that discuss and develop approaches to bridge the gap between a scientific understanding of surface water and groundwater systems and water resources management is also encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Philip A. Brunner
Dr. Jan Fleckenstein
Guest Editors


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  • surface water groundwater interactions
  • hyporheic flow
  • contaminant transport
  • river bank filtration
  • modeling
  • field methods
  • management
  • remediation
  • sedimentation
  • heterogeneity

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Water 2014, 6(12), 3671-3700; doi:10.3390/w6123671
Received: 28 September 2014; in revised form: 5 November 2014 / Accepted: 20 November 2014 / Published: 28 November 2014
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