Special Issues

Water runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Ecological Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution
edited by Maria Gavrilescu
submission deadline 12 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6403
Keywords: Aquatic environment; Bioavailability; Exposure; Heavy metals toxicity; Risk analysis; Decision making
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
River Flow Monitoring: Needs, Advances and Challenges
edited by Salvador Peña-Haro and Beat Lüthi
submission deadline 12 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 3430
Keywords: river flow monitoring; data acquisition; artificial intelligence; accuracy; data needs; crowd sourcing; image-based; ADCP; tracer tests; radar
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Tropical Rivers and Wetands in the Anthropocene submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1767
Keywords: tropical rivers; anthropocene; human impacts; wetlands; hydrophysical pollution; mining; water; resources; floods; climate change; management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Optimal Utilization and Management of Natural Resources
edited by Gui Jin, Feng Wu and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 10706
Keywords: natural resources; utilization efficiency; ecosystem services; comprehensive management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Hydropower and Pumping Systems submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4524
Keywords: hydropower and pumping; water systems efficiency; smart technology; water– energy– food nexus; energy recovery and leakage control; safety and control; hydraulic simulators and CFD analyses; new design solutions and eco-design; optimization algorithms; energy storage; watergy and zero carbonization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
The Treatment and Reuse of Wastewater for Algal Cultivation
edited by Haiyan Pei and Liqun Jiang
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 211
Keywords: wastewater treatment; microalgal industry; biomass; water footprint; medium reuse
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Monitoring of Immediate and Long-Term Effects of River Restoration Projects
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 134
Keywords: river restoration; barrier mitigation; channel processes; lateral and vertical channel connectivity; boulder riffles; dam lowering; long-term monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Meteorological–Hydrological–Geological Disasters: Simulation and Risk Assessment
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 84
Keywords: atmospheric and land-surface processes; extreme hydro-climate events; detection and attribution; water cycle; impact assessment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Urban Ecohydrology along the Urban Watershed Continuum: Engineered, Socioecological, and Nature-Based Perspectives
edited by and Sujay S. Kaushal
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2584
Keywords: Biogeochemistry; Ecohydrology; Ecosystem processes; Groundwater; Hydrology; Microbial ecology; Nature-based solutions; Plant physiology; Pathogens; Sensor technology; Socioecohydrology; Stormwater management; Urban ecology; Urban forestry; Urban karst; Urban sustainability; Urban water management; Urban watershed continuum
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecohydrology)
Characterizing, Monitoring and Prediction of Hydrometeorological Extremes under Climate Change submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6155
Keywords: drought; flooding; hydrometeorological extremes; climate change; monitoring; prediction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Nanocolloids in Water and Human Health
edited by Qixing Zhou, and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 118
Keywords: nanocolloids; water environment; ecological effect; environmental behavior; microscopic mechanism; human health; microbial diversity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and One Health)
Treatment of Emerging Contaminants in Sediments, Water, Wastewater, and Soils
edited by Silvio Beier and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 106
Keywords: water and health; micropollutants from waste water; technologies for the treatment of river water and waste water; new concepts in agricultural water management; influence of water management on sustainable development goals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Monitoring and Evaluation for Ecosystem Management in Rivers and Streams
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2979
Keywords: algae; fish; invertebrates; macrophytes; water quality; stressors; indicators; riparian zones; floodplains; rivers; streams
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Extreme Hydrology: Induced Impacts and Vulnerability of Water Resources submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7827
Keywords: floods; drought; extreme hydrology; monitoring and modeling of extreme events; flood forecasting; watershed hydrology; natural hazards assessment; river engineering; soil and water conservation practices; climate change; remote sensing; groundwater modeling and vulnerability assessment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
The Impact of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Activities on Watershed Eco-Hydrology
edited by Xuan Zhang and Xiran Li
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 780
Keywords: extreme events; hydrological simulation; eco-hydrological process; vegetation dynamics; watershed hydrology; anthropogenic impact; multi-source data analysis; machine learning and deep learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecohydrology)
Drinking Water: Water Quality and Treatment
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 675
Keywords: drinking water; water treatment; water quality; disinfection; advanced water treatment; membrane; nanofiltration; biological activated carbon
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and One Health)
Advances in Wastewater Resourcezation
edited by
submission deadline 18 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1658
Keywords: advanced oxidation; nanomaterials; adsorption; membrane bioreactor; membrane fouling; membrane modification; wastewater resourcezation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Numerical Modelling of Single and Multi-Phase Flow
edited by
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2086
Keywords: Single phase flow; Multiphase flow; Compositional modeling; Numerical discretization; Porous media; Fractured and unfractured domains
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Biological Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater and Groundwater submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 247
Keywords: denitrification; anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox); nitrite/nitrate-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-DAMO); bioelectrochemical processes; eutrophication; groundwater; wetlands; agriculture runoff; granular sludge; membrane processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Spatial Variability of Chemical Composition, including Concentration Levels of Pollutants, in Freshwater Ecosystems
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1255
Keywords: freshwater ecosystems; chemical composition; pollution; environment; water bodies; water treatment; hydrology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Integration of Advanced Oxidation, Biological Treatment and Membrane Filtration for Removal of Micropollutants
edited by Renata Żyłła and
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 418
Keywords: Wastewater integrated treatment; Water reuse; Advanced oxidation processes; Biological treatment; Membrane filtration; Micropollutants; Comprehensive wastewater and water treatment; Concentrate utilization; Hybrid processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
The Role of Human Activities in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance Trough Aquatic Environments
edited by
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 389
Keywords: antibiotic resistance; spread; aquatic environments; human activities; wastewaters; punctual and diffuse sources
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Fate, Transport and Effects of Microplastics on the Water Environment
edited by Saritha Karnae, and Varun K. Kasaraneni
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 194
Keywords: microplastics; pollutants; emerging contaminat; fate and transport; effects of microplastics; plastic pollution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Waterborne Pathogens—Threats to Water Quality
edited by and Laura Sala-Comorera
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2041
Keywords: Public health; Drinking water; Water treatments; Water reuse; Microbial source tracking; Quantitative microbial risk assessment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Simulation and Monitoring of Sewer System
edited by , Terng-Jou Wan and Liang-Ming Whang
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 262
Keywords: sewer system; in-sewer process; calibration and validation; monitoring; inspection; remote sensing; optimization; IoT; early warning systems; climate change impact
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Impact of Policy on Urban Water Management
edited by Peter Davies, Rob Skinner and Ian A. Wright
submission deadline 20 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 161
Keywords: integrated urban water management; urban water governance; urban water policy; sustainable water supply; urban water recycling and reuse; community receptivity to recycled water; urban water transition theory; urban water and climate change; urban water systems and mega cities; blue and green urban water infrastructure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Decision-Making Theory and Methodology for Water, Energy and Food Security submission deadline 21 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 884
Keywords: multicriteria analysis; group decision making; water resources management; water risk analysis; decision support systems; evaluation; safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water-Energy Nexus)
New Technology Development for Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment
edited by Yingxin Zhao and Thomas Helmer Pedersen
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4713
Keywords: wastewater; solid waste; low carbon; advanced material; biological process; advanced oxidation; energy recovery; resource recovery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
AI and Deep Learning Applications for Water Management submission deadline 29 Aug 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 12876
Keywords: machine learning; deep learning; water management; smart city; water usage patterns
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water-Energy Nexus)
Numerical Modeling of Water Flow, Nutrients and Sediment Transport
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1828
Keywords: numerical simulation; numerical modeling; agricultural irrigation; natural rainfall; water flow; water infiltration; nutrients transport; root water and nutrients uptake; soil water and nutrients management; sloping land erosion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Erosion and Sediment Transport)
Application of System Analysis Approach for Ocean and Coastal Management
edited by Yang-Chi Chang and
submission deadline 30 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 299
Keywords: ocean and coastal management; system dynamics; mathematical programming; mathematical modeling; multi-criteria decision making; spatial analysis; information technology; artificial intelligence; data mining; machine learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Pathogens of Zoonotic Importance in the Aquatic Environment: Implications for Environmental and Human Health
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1930
Keywords: environmental microbiology; environmental reservoir; aquatic environment; waterborne zoonotic pathogens; multidrug-resistant pathogens; food safety; wastewater; biofilms; sediments; aquatic birds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and One Health)
Phytoplankton and Phytobenthos: From Freshwater to Marine Ecosystems submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4910
Keywords: Aquatic plants ecology; Biodiversity; Biofilm; Bioindication and biotechnology; Biologically active compounds; Biosorption; Blooms; Human pressures; Life adaptation; Molecular studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Cycling, Controlling, and Recapturing of Phosphorus in Eutrophic Waters
edited by , Grant Douglas and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1878
Keywords: nutrient cycling; lakes; rivers; reservoir; eutrophication; algal bloom; sediment; geo-engineering methods; aquatic ecological resilience
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Optimization Studies for Water Distribution Systems
edited by Dandy Graeme
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 184
Keywords: water distribution systems; optimization; minimum cost; reliability; water quality; evolutionary algorithms; water supply networks
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Frontiers in Advanced Oxidation/Reduction and Biological Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
edited by Shuwen Yan and Ai Zhang
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1072
Keywords: advanced oxidation/reduction; biological processes; emerging contaminants; water and wastewater treatment; kinetic studies; degradation mechanism; toxicity assessments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Flood and Other Hydrogeomorphological Risk Management and Analysis
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3109
Keywords: flood risk management; hydrogeomorphological risks in the build environment; human health and welfare; building-level vulnerability; risk management policies; hydrogeomorphological risk resilience; hydrogeomorphological risks and new technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Eutrophication Management in Coastal Zones for Better Water Quality submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2129
Keywords: eutrophication; water quality; aquatic organisms; food webs; biogeochemical cycles; trophic flow model; hydrodynamic model
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Innovation in Biological Wastewater Treatment
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 249
Keywords: sustainable development; wastewater treatment; modernization of water facilities; urban wastewater management; nitrification; dephosphorization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Flood Risk and Response Management
edited by , and Panagiotis Nastos
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 280
Keywords: flood risk; flash floods; urban floods; anti-flood management; hydrological modeling; citizens’ awareness; preparedness; first responders; innovative virtual and augmented reality training
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Physical and Biological Properties of Waters in the Region of the Antarctic Peninsula and Adjacent Basins of the South Atlantic
edited by Morozov Eugene
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 653
Keywords: South Atlantic; Antarctic Peninsula; Drake Passage; ; Antarctic Circumpolar Current; Powell Basin; Weddell Sea; Water masses; Antarctic fronts; Malvinas Current; Mesoscale eddies and rings; Ecology; Plankton; Krill; Optical properties of seawater
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Ecohydrological Response to Environmental Change submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3437
Keywords: ecohydrology; modeling; water management; ecosystem  services; remote sensing; erosion; runoff; groundwater
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
River Restoration Technologies for the Improvement of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2033
Keywords: dam removal retrofit; flow modification; floodplain reconnection; bank stabilization; channel reconfiguration; fish passage; catchment and riparian management; instream species management and habitat improvement; species biodiversity and community composition; biotic and abiotic indices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Water Scarcity: From Ancient to Modern Times and the Future submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 14565
Keywords: water supply; water scarcity; water reuse; water policy; water management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Use and Scarcity)
Drinking Water Pipe Network and Water Quality Safety
edited by
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 574
Keywords: water treatment; disinfection; biofilm; pipeline; distribution system; bacteria; water quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Thermal Management Based on Water: From Mechanism to Application
edited by Yulong Ji, Jiyun Zhao and Huaqiang Liu
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 157
Keywords: thermal management; heat transfer; water phase change; heat pipe; numerical simulations; multiphase flow
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Ecosystems of Inland Saline Waters
edited by , and Gonzalo Gajardo
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 11560
Keywords: inland saline waters; lakes; lagoons; ecosystems; functioning; biodiversity; climate variability; human interventions; sustainable use; long-term changes; aquaculture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Biological Water Treatment: Latest Advances and Prospects
edited by and Francis Hassard
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 244
Keywords: biological wastewater treatment; moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR); integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS); energy-saving and energy-producing anaerobic wastewater treatment; anaerobic ammonia oxidation; instrumentation; control and automation of wastewater treatment; mathematical modeling of biological wastewater treatment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Rainfall Observation and Watershed Management for Adaptation to Climate Change
edited by and Masashi Kiguchi
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 164
Keywords: precipitation; remote sensing; measurement; river watershed management; climate change; adaptation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Nutrient Recovery from Wastewaters Using Microalgae-Based Systems and Potential Applications of the Produced Biomass submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2324
Keywords: wastewater treatment; microalgae-bacteria consortia; microalgae; cyanobacteria; biomass characterization; microalgae-based products; photobioreactors; operating parameters; nutrient removal
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
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