Special Issue "Water Resources Assessment and Management in Drylands"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Magaly Koch
Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-1401, USA
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Interests: applications of remote sensing in geology, geomorphology, and hydrogeology of arid lands; hyperspectral, multispectral and radar remote sensing; land use/cover changes; water resources exploration/assessment in arid/semiarid lands
Prof. Thomas M. Missimer
U. A. Whitaker College of Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565, USA
Interests: natural recharge in alluvial aquifers (wadis); artificial recharge using treated wastewater; desalination in arid regions (using aquifer intake systems to reduce energy consumption); economics of water supply development in arid regions; capturing and storing flood waters for later use; hydrogeology of dune systems; aquifer storage and recovery’ groundwater restoration
Drylands are fragile environments and, therefore, highly susceptible to environmental changes. They cover nearly 50% of the world’s land surface and are increasingly being reclaimed by a growing population for food production and urbanization. This makes water resources management in drylands an extremely important issue. The unplanned water resources development may result in aquifer depletion, soil and/or water salinization, loss of water through evapotranspiration due to inadequate irrigation systems, and land degradation (e.g., soil erosion, soil crusting, and sand encroachment).
This Special Issue on “Water Resources Assessment and Management in Dryland” is intended to provide a collection of articles addressing various aspects of dryland hydrology. Articles about recent scientific discoveries in hydrology/hydrogeology, new emerging technologies and their use in water resources exploration, development, and management are very welcome.
Dr. Magaly Koch
Dr. Thomas M. Missimer
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- Managed aquifer recharge
- Impacts of climate change
- Water supply growth management
- New agriculture methods
- Assessment of groundwater potential
- Monitoring water resources development
- Remote sensing of water resources