Special Issue "Large-scale Water Projects, Socio-economic Development, and Environmental Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: rainfall and streamflow modeling; sediment transport; large-scale water projects; ecosystem modeling; human–water interactions; complex systems and networks; chaos theory; scaling and fractals
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For over a century, large-scale water projects (e.g. dams) have been playing a vital role in meeting our various water demands and socio-economic development. In recent decades, however, there have been increasing concerns about their negative impacts on our environment and on the socio-economic fabric of the affected people. As a result, there are now serious debates on the role and future of large-scale water projects in our societies. Among the key questions are: (1) Would it be possible to sustain our socio-economic development without the construction of new large-scale water projects, especially in the face of the projected growth in the population and the anticipated impacts of global climate change? (2) How would the existing and new projects impact our hydrologic, environmental, ecologic, social, political, and economic systems? (3) What are the major challenges in developing and implementing proper short-term emergency measures and long-term management strategies to prevent, or at least mitigate, the damages due to large-scale water projects? and (4) What are the existing technologies/frameworks and potential future ones that can possibly help overcome these challenges, and how? This Special Issue aims to provide a common platform for compiling important recent and current research on these topics. Manuscripts that address any aspects associated with large-scale water projects are welcome. Manuscripts that attempt to offer a broader framework that addresses these questions in an integrated manner, with due consideration to future societal and technological changes, are particularly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Bellie Sivakumar
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- Large-scale water projects
- Socio-economic development
- Environmental sustainability
- Climate change impacts
- Transboundary water management