Special Issue "Sustainable Planning and Management of Water Resources in Agriculture"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ioannis Panagopoulos
Guest Editor
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, 46.7 km of Athens-Sounio Ave., 19013, Anavissos Attikis, Greece
Interests: Hydrology; hydrological processes in catchments; water resources, water quality; nutrient water pollution; river basin planning and management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The effective management of water resources in terms of quantity and quality is the main target of the Water Framework Directive in Europe and relevant environmental legislation worldwide. Hydrologic extremes and water scarcity enhanced by a changing climate, water pollution, and bad practices in the agricultural sector can all affect the status of surface and groundwater resources and disturb the ecosystem functions and services delivered to societies. This Special Issue is envisioned to showcase the state-of-the-art in managing agricultural water resources at smaller (water body) to larger scales (river basins), demonstrating the design and operation planning of water projects and/or programs of measures that also address aspects of water resources management, such as biodiversity conservation and socio-economic stability. For example, of particular interest is the demonstration of nature-based solutions in agriculture, including or not construction works that can retain water and enhance the natural attenuation of pollution or flooding, and at the same time deliver one or more indirect benefits, such as amenity and recreational opportunities, micro-climate enhancement, sheltering for biodiversity etc. Studies are encouraged to present the governance and financial mechanisms that ensure the sustainability of water management. We hope that actual examples will help us to remark on significant water management efforts along with the benefits they deliver to societies, ecosystems and the environment.

Dr. Yiannis Panagopoulos
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • agricultural water management
  • ecosystems
  • hydrology
  • nature-based solutions
  • water resources

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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