Special Issue "Impact of Climate-Change on Water Resources"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Dr. Christina Anagnostopoulou
Water is located at the core of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. Apart from Goal 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation”, other proposed goals also include different water targets for achieving the majority of the SDGs.
At the same time, management and allocation of water resources is not a forthright procedure. Water users and stakeholders claim these resources for coverage of their own demands, such as domestic and industrial supply, irrigated agriculture, hydropower production and ecosystems preservation. In cases of transboundary water resources, differentiations in national strategies, development priorities, and economic status among countries that share these resources induce more complexity in the management of water. Moreover, this complication may be further affected due to the demographic and climatic change drivers that increase the stress on water resources.
According to IPCC, climate change is expected to have dramatic effects on water resources. Climate model simulations for the 21st century are consistent in projecting temperature increases that will result in water temperature increase, rising sea levels and changes in coastal and oceans regions. Higher water temperatures and changes in extremes, including floods and droughts, are projected to affect water quality and exacerbate many forms of water pollution. To better understand the mechanisms of climate variability and climate change on water resources, it is crucial to have multidisciplinary studies that involve climatology and hydrology.
This Special Issue aims to contribute to the understanding hydrological processes and efficient water management strategies in changing climate. Moreover, it will consist of papers that integrate different scales, from catchment, to region, and to globe.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Understanding and modelling changing climate relating to the hydrological cycle
- Climate extremes and impacts on water resources
- water availability in a changing climate
- Climate change and impacts on water supply
- climate change mitigation measures
- Adaptation strategies for water resources in a changing environment
Dr. Christina Anagnostopoulou
Dr. Charalampos Skoulikaris
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water resources management
- climate change
- water stress
- water quality
- water availability