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Special Issue "Groundwater in arid and semiarid areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).
Interests: Hydrogeology of arid zones; karst, and fractured and hard rock aquifers; effects of urbanization; thermohaline free convection
Interests: Groundwater flow systems; hydrogeology of large sedimentary basins; fractured rock aquifers; environmental tracers; paleohydrogeology
Interests: mechanistic understandings of groundwater dynamics in arid environments; environmental change and hazards; satellite remote sensing/GIS applications; water security and resiliency
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Water is a basic requirement for life, and, in arid and semiarid zones, it defines where civilization can function. Surface water resources are generally limited in these areas, and groundwater resources must be used and, in some cases, are being used unsustainably. New techniques are being developed and combined with more detailed hydrogeological studies that will aid in the development of policies for the best use of groundwater in these settings. This issue of Geosciences will address key issues of the hydrology of arid and semiarid zones and illustrate them with studies from across the Earth.
This Special Issue aims to provide an outlet for the rapid, widely-accessible publication of peer-reviewed studies on the hydrogeology and water resources of semiarid and arid zones. This Issue aims to cover, without being limited to, the following areas:
- Water budgets;
- Recharge and paleo recharge;
- Groundwater mining;
- Resource allocation;
- Optimal use;
- Remote sensing.
Prof. John M. (Jack) Sharp
Dr. Andrew Love
Dr. Adam Milewski
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geosciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.