Special Issue "Sustainability in the Development of Water Systems Management"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.
Interests: sustainability; water resources management; rivers; civil engineering; environmental science; hydrology; environmental engineering; hydraulics; groundwater; surface hydrology; water resources; climatology; hydrogeology; drought; water science; bayesian analysis; uncertainty; decision support systems
The concept of sustainability has been intensively used in the last few decades since Brundtland´s report was published in 1987. This concept, due to its transversal, horizontal, and interdisciplinary nature, can be used in many disciplines, scenarios, spatiotemporal dimensions, and different circumstances. The intensive development of analytical techniques and tools of the last years based on disciplines such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, information theory, internet of things, among others, means that we are in a very good condition to analyze the sustainability of water systems from a multiperspective way. Water systems management requires the most advanced approaches and tools for rigorously addressing all the dimensions involved in the sustainability of its development. Consequently, the aspects for addressing the sustainability of water systems management may comprise physical (natural), chemical, socioeconomic, legal, institutional, infrastructure (engineering), political, and cultural processes, among others. This Special Issue welcomes general and specific contributions that address the sustainability of water systems management considering its development. Special attention will be given to those contributions that consider trade-offs and/or integration between some of the aspects/disciplines that drive the sustainability of water systems in the context of their development and management.
Dr. José-Luis Molina
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- water systems
- analytical tools
- water management
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Authors: Ismael Aguilar-Barajas* and Aldo I. Ramírez
Tecnológico de Monterrey, MEXICO
*Corresponding author: [email protected]
Abstract: Monterrey´s Metropolitan Area (MMA), situated in Northeastern Mexico and with a population of 4.5 million people, is a major economic hub for the nation. Over the last 20 years the city has been able to offer drinking water on a 24/7 basis. In fact, Monterrey is a Latin American reference of good provision of water services. This paper unveils the ‘formula’ for the quality of these services. One of the major lessons is that this provision is contextually based and that its understanding requires a system perspective, in which permanent innovation is key.