Special Issue "Managing Water Resources and Development in a Changing Climate"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2011)
Prof. Dr. Athanasios Loukas
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, 38334 Volos, Greece
Interests: surface hydrology; water resources management and engineering; climate change impacts on hydrology and water resources; extreme hydrological events (floods and droughts)
Nowadays anthropogenic climate change and its socioeconomic impacts are major concerns of mankind. Global surface temperature has been increased significantly during the last century and will continue to rise unless greenhouse gas emissions are drastically reduced (IPCC, 2001; 2007). Despite uncertainties in future climates, there is considerable evidence that there will be substantial impacts on the environment and human interests. The effects of climate change on hydrological, ecological and socioeconomic regimes have become a priority area, both for process research and for water management strategies. Climate change effects are manifold and vary regionally, even locally, in their intensity, duration and areal extent. However, immediate damages to humans and their properties are not obviously caused by gradual changes in temperature or precipitation but mainly by so-called extreme events such as floods and droughts. The purpose of this Special Issue of Water is to present innovative studies on the effects of climate change on: a) the hydrologic processes and response of both rain-fed and snowmelt watersheds and river basins, b) the frequency and intensity of extreme hydrological events such as droughts and floods, c) the water availability and water demand in a range of geographical and climate areas of the world, and d) the management, development and planning of water resources.
Dr. Athanasios LoukasGuest Editor
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- climate change
- hydrological modeling and analysis
- hydrological processes
- extreme hydrological events
- water resources planning, development, management
Article: Peatlands as Filters for Polluted Mine Water?—A Case Study from an Uranium-Contaminated Karst System in South Africa—Part IV: Quantifying the Chemical Filter Component
Water 2011, 3(1), 391-423; doi:10.3390/w3010391
Received: 12 February 2011; Accepted: 10 March 2011 / Published: 15 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1170 KB)
Water 2011, 3(2), 445-478; doi:10.3390/w3020445
Received: 12 February 2011; in revised form: 3 March 2011 / Accepted: 21 March 2011 / Published: 24 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (3128 KB)
Water 2011, 3(2), 479-494; doi:10.3390/w3020479
Received: 8 February 2011; in revised form: 27 February 2011 / Accepted: 23 March 2011 / Published: 1 April 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1122 KB)
Article: Trade Liberalization and Climate Change: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of the Impacts on Global Agriculture
Water 2011, 3(2), 526-550; doi:10.3390/w3020526
Received: 30 March 2011; in revised form: 18 April 2011 / Accepted: 20 April 2011 / Published: 6 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (537 KB)
Water 2011, 3(3), 787-805; doi:10.3390/w3030787
Received: 15 May 2011; in revised form: 13 June 2011 / Accepted: 20 June 2011 / Published: 16 August 2011| Download PDF Full-text (2893 KB)
Article: Integrating the Carbon and Water Footprints’ Costs in the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC Full Water Cost Recovery Concept: Basic Principles Towards Their Reliable Calculation and Socially Just Allocation
Water 2012, 4(1), 45-62; doi:10.3390/w4010045
Received: 27 October 2011; in revised form: 14 December 2011 / Accepted: 29 December 2011 / Published: 16 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (727 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Water 2012, 4(1), 63-84; doi:10.3390/w4010063
Received: 30 November 2011; in revised form: 8 January 2012 / Accepted: 10 January 2012 / Published: 16 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1068 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 24 January 2011