Special Issue "Advances and Challenges in the Sustainable Water Management"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: GIS; remote sensing; climate change; multivariate statistical analysis; lake and river water temperature changes; agricultural water management; water chemistry; bottom sediments geochemistry
Interests: athematical modelling in hydrology and meteorology, application of GIS techniques in hydrology and water management, flood, drought, climate change
Water is the most important environmental resource for life, ecosystem services, and social and economic development. In recent years, in many regions of the world, access to water has been increasingly restricted. The main factor affecting water resources is human activity, which leads to a change in the natural water cycle through land use and land cover modification and construction of dams and weirs. Overconsumption and pollution of surface and groundwater resources contribute to a reduction of available water resources. In addition, periodic droughts, floods, and the projected impact of climate change on water resources make access to water increasingly limited and uncertain. At present, new methods for water management are searched for, and the currently used methods are optimized in all economic sectors in order to make efficient use of available water resources. It is preferred to close water cycles or to recycle water using highly efficient waste treatment technologies. Sustainable water management, which is crucial for the protection of water resources and reasonable use of water, should take into account the requirements of ecosystems. Therefore, strategies of water resource management and planning aspects are very important to solve the water problem around the world. This Special Issue would explore cross-disciplinary approaches, methodologies, and applications helping sustainable water resource management. This Special Issue invites researchers in environment protection, environmental engineering, civil engineering, spatial planning, geography, and other disciplines and cross-disciplinary fields. The coverage extends to these closely related topics:
- Sustainable water management strategies, solutions, and techniques in urban, industry, agriculture, and forestry;
- Climate change impact and mitigation–adaptation strategies in water management;
- Sociohydrology as a tool for helping sustainable water management;
- Challenges of spatial management and planning in the context of sustainable water management;
- Quantity and quality of water resources;
- Role of environmental flow and ecohydrology for sustainable water management;
- Mitigation of the effects of drought and flood;
- Application of remote sensing and geographical information systems in water management;
- Environmental, economic, and social aspects of water demand and use;
- Modern technologies in water management;
- River training close to nature;
- Administration and maintenance of water resource systems;
- Modeling of water resource and management systems.
Prof. Mariusz Sojka
Dr. Dariusz Młyński
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water resources
- Water quality
- Water demand
- Sustainable water management
- Climate change
- Drought and flood
- Environmental flows
- Water policy
- Water technologies and techniques