Special Issues

Water publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building 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 on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Wastewater Engineering: Wastewater Treatment Methods and Technologies
edited by Chaojie Zhang
submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 16318 | Submission Open
Keywords: water resource; environmental management; surface water; groundwater; remediation; water quality; assessment; water resources
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Innovative Membrane Processes for Drinking and Wastewater Treatment
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 12385 | Submission Open
Keywords: Membrane processes; Wastewater treatment; Treatment to drinking; Innovative process design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Quantifying Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Processes through Modelling and Experiments submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 8975 | Submission Open
Keywords: groundwater modelling; contamination; groundwater quality; field experiments; lab experiments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Emerging Challenges in Ocean Engineering and Environmental Effects submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7190 | Submission Open
Keywords: coastal engineering; offshore engineering; deep-sea engineering; polar engineering; extreme marine environments and their impacts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Coupling in Fractured Porous Media
edited by Zuyang Ye, Jiangtao Zheng, and
submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1758 | Submission Open
Keywords: fractured porous media; multifield coupling; subsurface flow
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Water Treatment and Biopharmaceuticals – Research and Innovations
edited by
submission deadline 19 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 12436 | Submission Open
Keywords: adsorption; water treatment; biosorbents; advanced materials; nano-composites; analytical methods; spectroscopy; NMR analysis; FTIR; surface analysis; microscopy; environmental application
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Groundwater Depletion: Current Trends and Future Challenges to Mitigate the Phenomenon submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 23351 | Submission Open
Keywords: groundwater simulation; satellite observation; climate change/variability; groundwater overexploitation; groundwater quality; protection zone delineation of springs/wells; policy and sustainability; extreme hydrological events
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Groundwater Quality and Human Health Risk submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 20441 | Submission Open
Keywords: groundwater geochemistry; groundwater contamination; groundwater composition and human health risk; groundwater quality; inorganic compounds; organic compounds; trace elements; arsenic; antimony; chromium; microbes; radionuclides; groundwater protection and preservation; groundwater remediation; groundwater treatment technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Advances in Hydrology: Flow and Velocity Analysis in Rivers submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 11 articles | Viewed by 15857 | Submission Open
Keywords: river; hydrology; velocity; flow; GIS; geoinformatics; extremes; geospatial technology; artificial intelligence; remote sensing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Improved Irrigation Management Practices in Crop Production submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 14752 | Submission Open
Keywords: irrigation management; water shortage; crop physiology; yield; and quality; food and nutrition security; water use efficiency; innovative irrigation methods; water regime; crop water requirements; soil water
(This special issue belongs to the Section Soil and Water)
Wastewater Treatment: Methods, Techniques and Processes submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 9152 | Submission Open
Keywords: wastewater treatment; physicochemical treatment; biological treatment; odour control; waste management; new materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Sustainable Water and Wastewater Treatment
edited by , and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 7375 | Submission Open
Keywords: drinking-water treatment; wastewater treatment; advanced water treatment; membrane separation; organic removal
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Reservoir Control Operation and Water Resources Management
edited by Yuxue Guo and Li Liu
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 7314 | Submission Open
Keywords: water; food; and energy; reservoir operation; water resources management; changing environment; uncertainty; risk; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Innovative Membrane Processes in Low-Carbon Wastewater Treatment
edited by Yisong Hu, and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6732 | Submission Open
Keywords: innovative membrane process; wastewater treatment; resource recovery; bioelectrochemical assisted membrane system; aerobic membrane bioreactor (AeMBR); anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR); dynamic membrane; forward osmosis (FO); high retention membrane process; membrane fouling; permeability-selectivity trade-off; metal-organic framework (MOF)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Coast Sediment Dynamics: Historical Development, Current Situation and Perspectives submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3119 | Submission Open
Keywords: coast dynamics; coast sediments; estuarine evolution; numerical simulation; coastal ecology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Erosion and Sediment Transport)
Water Quality Variability, Characterization, Risks and Pollution Sources’ Control submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2214 | Submission Open
Keywords: water quality; water pollution; control; variability; pollution risks; human actions; water monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Application of Digital Technologies in Water Distribution Systems
edited by , , Malvin S. Marlim and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1975 | Submission Open
Keywords: water distribution systems design and operation; fourth industrial revolution; cyber physical system; digital twin; internet of things; big data analytics; artificial intelligence; cloud computing; water-energy nexus; smart water grid
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Evaluation of Water Quality and Soil Health in Agroecosystems submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1917 | Submission Open
Keywords: water quality; soil health; agroecosystem; ecosystem services; soil and water management strategies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Soil and Water)
Civil Engineering, Hydraulics and Hydrology submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1620 | Submission Open
Keywords: civil construction and design; climate change; planning and territorial management; territorial planning; sustainable planning; sustainable development; geographic information systems (GIS); passive house; dynamic simulation; urban scale
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Development and Application of High-Efficiency Water-Saving Irrigation Technology
edited by
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1505 | Submission Open
Keywords: high-efficiency water-saving irrigation technology; agricultural water management strategy; irrigation scheduling; fertilizer regime; water and fertilizer integrated technology; yield and quality; water use efficiency; water and fertilizer integrated equipment; crop model; fluid mechanics model
(This special issue belongs to the Section Soil and Water)
Design and Management of Agricultural Drainage Systems
edited by Haibin Shi, Qingfeng Miao and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1100 | Submission Open
Keywords: agricultural drainage; salinized soil; water and salt transport; model application; water-saving irrigation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture)
Constructed Wetlands for Water Treatment and Reuse
edited by Zhaoqian Jing and
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1086 | Submission Open
Keywords: constructed wetland; water reuse; nutrient removal; deep treatment; safety and risk evaluation; carbon neutrality; new pollutants removal; biomass and energy recycle
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Sustainable Water Treatment and Contaminants Control: Technologies and Strategies
edited by
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 179 | Submission Open
Keywords: wastewater treatment; sustainability; water reuse; resource recovery; consumption reduction; green materials; green technologies and processes; applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
The Application of Numerical Modeling in Fluid Dynamics
edited by
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 177 | Submission Open
Keywords: simulation methods; rock fractures; seepage; nonlinear; fluid– solid interaction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Biological Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment, 2nd Edition submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 169 | Submission Open
Keywords: advanced biological processes; nutrient and energy recovery; smart water and wastewater management; water quality monitoring sensors; water reuse
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Research on the Treatment of Radioactive Wastewater
edited by Shanshan Feng
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 156 | Submission Open
Keywords: radioactive contamination control; recovery of radionuclides; selective separation; adsorption; ion exchange; functional nanomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
A Novel Strategy for Coastal Management under Climate Change
edited by , and Theodora Paramana
submission deadline 20 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 143 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart adaptation; innovative tools and technologies; climate resilient zones; systemic planning; coastal zone policy; adaptive strategies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Application of Sludge-Based Materials for Wastewater and Sludge Treatment
edited by Ming Zheng and Qian Ping
submission deadline 21 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 134 | Submission Open
Keywords: sludge-derived products; wastewater; waste biomass; biochar; adsorption; photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; anaerobic fermentation and digestion; emerging contaminants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Machine-Learning-Based Water Quality Monitoring submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1084 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart water solutions; water quality monitoring; sustainable water resources; machine learning techniques; deep learning techniques; decision support systems; water resource management; data science; information technology; computational methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Remote Sensing for Topography, Deformation and Flooding Mapping in Coastal Environment submission deadline 22 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 390 | Submission Open
Keywords: coastal remote sensing; coastal subsidence; coastal flooding; coastal change detection; coastal geomorphology; coastal wetlands; tidal flats; coastal environmental vulnerability; coastal processes and landforms; climate change; machine learning; data fusion; radar interferometry; human activities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Advanced Oxidation Technologies for the Removal of Refractory Organic Contaminants in Water and Wastewater
edited by Wentao Li and Junfeng Lian
submission deadline 24 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 153 | Submission Open
Keywords: UV-based advanced oxidation process; ozone-based advanced oxidation process; Fenton/Fenton-like process; trace organic contaminants; recalcitrant organics; kinetics and mechanism; toxicity evaluation; energy cost; reactor performance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Application of Spatiotemporal Data in Hydrological Hazards of Drought, Flood and Water Pollution Assessment and Monitoring submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 9523 | Submission Open
Keywords: droughts; floods; water pollution; waterlogging; remote sensing observation; big data; digital twin watershed; hazard assessment; machine learning; public health
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
GIS Solutions and Remote Sensing Applications in Monitoring, Assessing and Managing Different Aquatic and Glaciated Environments
edited by , Rui Zhou and Yuanbin Cai
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3516 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; extreme events; aquatic environment; glaciated environment; GIS; remote sensing; climatic adaptation; hydrology and water resources; water quality model
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Integrated System Dynamics Modelling of the Water–Energy–Food–Land–Climate Nexus
edited by , Proloy Deb and
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1408 | Submission Open
Keywords: crop modelling; climate modelling; crop modelling; water and food nexus; soil microbiome; wetland hydrology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water-Energy Nexus)
Ecohydrology: Insights into Water Dynamics and Ecosystem Functioning
edited by Lan Ma, Jianhua Ping and Xuemei Mei
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1107 | Submission Open
Keywords: hydrological processes; ecosystem functioning; climate change; vegetation restoration; human activities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Ecohydrology)
Formation, Assessment and Early Warning of Hydrogeological Disasters in Karst Areas
edited by and
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1035 | Submission Open
Keywords: karst area; hydrogeology; disaster early warning; occurrence mechanism; process assessment; groundwater environment; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Biogeochemical Processes in the Aquatic Environment
edited by
submission deadline 25 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 978 | Submission Open
Keywords: biogeochemical cycling; aquatic microbes; viruses; bacteria; algae; zooplankton; carbon; nitrogen
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Eutrophication and Harmful Algae in Aquatic Ecosystems submission deadline 26 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5898 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; harmful algae; eutrophication × climate interactions; nutrient criteria; nitrogen; phosphorus; nutrient supplies and supply ratios; predictive models
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Advanced Technologies for Water Quality Monitoring and Prediction
edited by
submission deadline 29 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3900 | Submission Open
Keywords: water quality monitoring; prediction technologies; advanced sensors; machine learning; big data analytics; remote sensing; Internet of Things (IoT); environmental monitoring; water resource management
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Implications of Climate Change on the Sustainable Management of the Water–Forest Nexus submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 20008 | Submission Open
Keywords: Afforestation; Climate change adaptation; Impact assessment; Extreme weather events; Forest and agroforest hydrology; Forest water yield; Forest– water modeling; Hydrology-oriented forest management; Irrigation; Water scarcity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Water Governance Solutions towards Future Environmental Challenges submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 9915 | Submission Open
Keywords: water governance; water treatment and distribution; wastewater treatment and reuse; energy saving in water; waste-to-energy recovery; water byproduct valorization; digital solutions; climate changes; water economy; lifecycle assessment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Planning of Water-Energy Nexus under Climate Change
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 7383 | Submission Open
Keywords: integrated resource planning; renewable energy; water availability; climate scenarios; system modeling; adaptation strategies; risk assessment; resilience planning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water-Energy Nexus)
Advanced Research in Civil, Hydraulic, and Ocean Engineering submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6537 | Submission Open
Keywords: civil engineering; hydraulic engineering; ocean engineering; theoretical analysis; numerical modelling; experimental study; field testing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Socio-Economics of Water Resources Management
edited by Qingming Wang, Yong Zhao, Bing Zhang and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5099 | Submission Open
Keywords: water resources management; water resources and socio-economics; water rights transaction; social water cycle; water use efficiency; water resources and big data; water-saving potential; input-output analysis; water resources cge model; carbon-water relationship; ecological water supplement
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Water Engineering Safety and Management
edited by Qiubing Ren, Shaowei Wang, Xudong Chen and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3863 | Submission Open
Keywords: water engineering; safety management; optimization design; intelligent construction; operation and maintenance; health diagnosis; risk assessment; numerical simulation; soft computing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Cold Region Hydrology and Hydraulics
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3487 | Submission Open
Keywords: river ice; lake ice; ice jam; ice flooding; snow hydrology; rain-on-snow; cold regions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Advances in Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering: Modelling, Performances, Optimization Application and Environmental Effects
edited by Huanhuan Li, Runfan Zhang and Tian Lan
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2337 | Submission Open
Keywords: water– energy nexus; renewable energy; solar energy; wind energy; common hydro and pumped hydro; hydrological forecast; fluid mechanics; coordinated operation; stability and control
Impacts of Environmental Change and Human Activities on Aquatic Ecosystems
edited by , and Qian Zhang
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2067 | Submission Open
Keywords: aquatic ecosystems; migration and transformation; source identification; risk assessment; sustainable development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Membrane Separation Technology for Water Purification and Power Generation Using Water
edited by Guicai Liu and Dongsheng Zhao
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1053 | Submission Open
Keywords: membrane separation technology; novel membrane fabrication; membrane application; water purification; green energy generation; desalination; high-quality water
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Impacts of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Pressure on Freshwater Ecosystems submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 869 | Submission Open
Keywords: freshwater ecosystem; anthropogenic pressure; global warming; water temperature; plastic pollution; mining; energy industry; metals; biological diversity; algal blooms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
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