Impacts of Land Use and Land Cover Change on Hydrological Systems
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2023) | Viewed by 9263
Interests: hydrology; land use change; soil erosion and sedimentation; soil and water conservation; watershed modelling; spatial analysis
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2. Water and Land Resource Center, Rahem Building, Diaspora Square Megenagna, Addis Ababa P.O.Box 3880, Ethiopia
Interests: land surface hydrology; land change; remote sensing; water-related natural hazards; land degradation
The rapid growth of the global population has increased the pressure on land resources to provide food and shelter. Environmental changes, such as changes in land use/cover, have significantly modified the hydrological systems of catchments. The alteration of existing land surface characteristics can change the dynamics of the hydrological processes by modifying the partitioning of incoming precipitation into different hydrological components and the overall availability of water. Moreover, the timing and magnitude of extreme flows of rivers can also be increased or decreased in response to changes in land use/cover in a given catchment area. Conversion and degradation of land use/cover are also expected to significantly alter rivers' hydrological processes and flow regimes in the future. Overall, change in land use/cover is considered one of the most influential factors that govern hydrological systems, and it is for this reason that the attention of the scientific community has been continuously attracted to understanding the complex relationships of land use/cover and hydrological systems. A continuous investigation of the interaction of land use and hydrological processes is vital for improved water management and sustainable development. Therefore, this Special Issue is envisaged to contribute to our understanding of changes in land use/cover and their impacts on hydrological systems.
This Special Issue is proposed to investigate the impact of land use and land cover change on hydrological systems and contribute to the scientific literature on hydrological responses to human-induced environmental changes.
We welcome researchers to submit their high-quality research on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Linking land use to hydrological systems at local, regional, and global scales;
- Effects of land use change on hydrological processes;
- Predictions of future land use change impacts on hydrological regimes;
- Assessment of methods, frameworks, and tools;
- Management scenarios for improved hydrological systems;
- Water productivity of different land use;
- How do changes in land use affect the availability and distribution of water resources.
Dr. Tesfay Gebretsadkan Gebremicael
Dr. Ermias Teferi
Prof. Dr. Woldeamlak Bewket
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- hydrological response
- land use/cover change
- run off processes
- hydrological systems
- hydrological effects
- land management