Special Issue "Integrated River Basin Management and Regional Sustainable Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014).
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This special issue for Sustainability aims to present current theoretical and applied work to advance our understanding of integrated river basin management and regional sustainable development. The idea of integrated river basin management has gained prominence mainly because water security has become a pivotal issue for regional sustainable development in recent years, particularly for regions with a fragile ecology and sensitive to global climate change, urbanization and industrialization, economic growth, land use and land cover change, etc.
This special issue for Sustainability addresses all the direct and indirect restrictions and stimuli of regional sustainable development in river basins. We invite papers that address the following suggested and other related topics:
- influences of urbanization and industrialization on water demand
- planting structure change, agricultural irrigation and influences on water demand
- ecological water demand and water cycles
- climate change, land use and land cover change and influences on water cycles
- integrated river basin management strategy
Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Dr. Ram Babu Singh
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- integrated water resources management
- sustainable and adaptive management
- climate change
- planting structure change
- agricultural irrigation
- economic growth
- land use and land cover change
- ecosystem services
- ecological water demand
- drought forecasting and drought management
- water cycles
- sustainable development
- regional policy analysis