Special Issue "Innovative Development for Sustainability in Water Constrained Regions"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2016)
Prof. Dr. Guangwei Huang
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University, Japan
Interests: integrated watershed management; sustainability from water perspective; water quality; flood risk management
Dr. Xin Li
Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Interests: land data assimilation, application of remote sensing and GIS in hydrology, application of remote sensing and GIS in cryospheric research, integrated watershed study
Growing pressure on water resources, resulting from population and economic growth, pollution, climate change, and other challenges, has major impacts on our social, economic, and environmental well-being, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, where surface waters are in a shortage, aquifers are being over-pumped, and water quality is becoming increasingly degraded. These water problems stem from our failure to balance human needs with the needs of the natural, which is rooted in ineffective or inappropriate institutions and management, improper economic incentives, and failure to apply the most advanced technologies. Therefore, better water management is a key step toward sustainable development.
In this Special Issue, we aim to publish original articles, technical notes, and reviews, which address the relationship between water resources management and social and economic development, and explore innovative solutions for problems in arid and semi-arid regions.
Prof. Dr. Guangwei Huang
Prof. Dr. Xin Li
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- sustainable development in arid and semi-arid regions
- integrated water resources planning and management
- advanced watershed monitoring technologies
- economic structure adjustment for water use efficiency
- advanced sustainability theory for arid and semi-arid regions