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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Biology and Ecology of Threatened Freshwater Fish
edited by Fernando Cobo
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3236
Keywords: Freshwater fish; biology; ecology; taxonomy; biogeography; fisheries; biomonitoring; climatic change
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Research on Warning Models for Landslide and Debris Flow
edited by
submission deadline 27 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 722
Keywords: landslide; debris flow; rainfall threshold; warning model; climate change
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Urban Runoff Control and Sponge City Construction
edited by , , Tianyin Huang, and
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 10334
Keywords: urban runoff; sponge city; LID; SUDS; monitoring and evaluation; modelling; planning and management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Isotope Techniques in the Water Cycle under Climate Change
edited by Stanisław Chmiel
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 129
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Erosion and Sediment Transport Processes in Coastal Waters submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1217
Keywords: coastal processes; erosion process and risk; natural and artificial sediment transport; beach management; climate change adaptation; wave climate forecasting; coastal resilience; hydromorphodynamics; numerical models; integrated coastal zone management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Erosion and Sediment Transport)
Wetland Response to Climate Change
edited by Walter G. Duffy
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 185
Keywords: wetlands; ecology; climate change; drought; flooding; coastal processes; ecosystem services
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Water Resources Engineering toward Environmental Sustainability
edited by and Xiaoying Yang
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1508
Keywords: spatial analysis; GIS modelling; hydrological process; water resource; water resource engineering; impact analysis; natural hazard; water pollution; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
The Microplastics in Aquatic Environments: Sources, Distribution and Effects
edited by , and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5095
Keywords: plastic wastes; sources; fragmentation; transfer pathway; distribution; drinking water; toxicological effects; health risk
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and One Health)
Vulnerability and Conservation of Freshwater Biodiversity
edited by , and Stamatis Zogaris
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1126
Keywords: aquatic flora; aquatic fauna; biodiversity; climate change; connectivity; ecosystem vulnerability; functional diversity; management; protected areas
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Advanced Technologies for Produced Water Management, Treatment, and Reuse
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 16 articles | Viewed by 24284
Keywords: produced water; oil and gas production; treatment technologies; water management; water reuse; desalination; advanced oxidation; techno-economic analysis; water quality analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Industrial and Municipal Wastewater Treatment with a Focus on Water-Reuse
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 7887
Keywords: Wastewater treatment: Municipal wastewater treatment (aerobic/anaerobic treatment; membranes); Industrial wastewater treatment (aerobic/anaerobic treatment; AOP; membranes); New technologies (aerobic/anaerobic granula processes; innovative membrane systems; biofilter; etc.); Dimensioning/planning and operation; Removal of micro-pollutants; antibiotic resistance; microplastics; etc.; Innovative water reuse concepts and technologies for sustainable development; Water reuse applications “ fit for purpose” in urban; rural and industrial areas; Requirements and acceptance of reused water; Spatial planning aspects for water reuse concepts; Implementations; case studies and best practices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Wastewater Treatment via the Adsorption Method submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1163
Keywords: wastewater; wastewater treatment; dyes; adsorption; industrial wastewater; pollutant impact
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Research on Microbiological Water Quality submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 396
Keywords: pathogens; aquatic ecosystem; monitoring; novel technologies; climatic change; water related disease; prevention measures; human health; one health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Zooplankton in Arctic Waters: Diversity, Dynamics and Ecology
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 271
Keywords: zooplankton; copepods; diversity; community structure; abundance dynamics; Arctic ecosystems; climatic response; environmental impact
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Role of Microbiomes in Wastewater Treatment and Groundwater Remediation
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 274
Keywords: Groundwater remediation Wastewater treatment Microbial ecology and evolution Community and function Biodiversity Water quality Molecular mechanisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Data Handling and Mining for Water Resources Planning and Management
edited by and Adebayo J. Adeloye
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 244
Keywords: artificial intelligence; classification; clustering; computer decision support system; data management; data preparation; data pre-processing; data understanding; database systems; knowledge discovery in databases; large data sets; machine learning; statistical inference; statistics; visualisation; others
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Nutrient Biogeochemical Cycles in Eutrophic Inland Waters and Eutrophication Control submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3384
Keywords: lake; reservoir; river; nitrogen; phosphorus; carbon; eutrophication
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Water Management submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 9009
Keywords: Water Management  ; Water Resources  ; Urban Water Management  ; Water Supply  ; Water Protection  ; Sustainable Development  ; Decision Making  ; Groundwater  ; Wastewater  ; Water Recycling  ; Water Decontamination  ; Water Reuses Management  ; Water Shortage Management  ; Water Planning  ; Water Economics  ; Water Quality  ; Water Markets  ; Water Footprint
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recycling and Recovery: Agricultural, Industrial, and Small-Scale Systems Effluents and Runoff
edited by Aleksandra Drizo
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3338
Keywords: Water Pollution (nutrients; metals and minerals; fertilizers and pesticides; emerging contaminants); Agricultural food processing; animal husbandry effluents and runoff; Good Agricultural Practices; best environmental management practices; Nature Based Solutions; Integrated watershed management; Textile industry effluents; Industrial wastewater from electronics industries; Small wastewater treatment systems: remote residential communities; tourism (small hotels in coastal regions; ecotourism)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Latest Advances in Urban Stormwater Pollution Management
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1766
Keywords: stormwater pollution; low impact development; stormwater treatment; stormwater management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
C, Nutrients and Trace Elements in Northern Lake Ecosystems: The Impact of Anthropogenic Load and Climate Change
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 977
Keywords: Carbon; Trace elements; Nutrients; Migration; Accumulation; Biogeochemical cycles; Northern lake ecosystems; Climate warming; Greenhouse gases; Pollution; Anthropogenic impact
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Coastal Aquifers: Seawater/Saltwater Intrusion
edited by Longcang Shu and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3540
Keywords: saltwater intrusion; freshwater lens; saltwater– freshwater interface; saltwater upconing; modeling of coastal aquifers; management of coastal aquifers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Agricultural Environment and Water Technology
edited by Chang-Gu Lee and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 559
Keywords: water treatment; wastewater treatment; water management; water resources; agriculture; biochar; adsorption
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture)
New Methodologies and Practical Solutions to Face Sanitary and Environmental Issues Related to Human Cycle of Water submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 238
Keywords: Water supply category recycled water; reused water; sustainable water supply; water footprint; leakage; energy-saving; DMA; urban drainage system; green infrastructure; SUDS; urban flooding; real-time control; monitoring; artificial Neural Network; smart city; WBE (wastewater based epidemiology); wastewater treatment; wastewater management; asm models; advanced biological systems; nutrients removal; emerging contaminants; sewage sludge; wastewater reclamation; biogas production; greenhouse gas control
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Water Management: New Paradigms for Water Treatment and Reuse submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 9262
Keywords: water quality; water cycle; water pollution; water resources; physicochemical treatment; biological treatment; nature-based solutions; circular cities; ecotechnologies; biotechnology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Advanced Materials and Technologies for Pollution Detection and Environmental Remediation
edited by and Peyman Gholami
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5731
Keywords: water treatment; pollutant detection; advanced oxidation processes; membrane filtration; adsorption; nanomaterials; sensors
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Crop Evapotranspiration: Accurate Ground and Remote Sensing Observations and Computational Tools submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1632
Keywords: crop evapotranspiration (ETc); accurate ET measuring and estimation; proximal and remote sensing; thermal sensing; plant and soil sensors; data processing; big data; cloud computing; artificial intelligence; IoT and multiuser application solutions; simulation models; irrigation requirements; and precise irrigation; assessing advection impacts; using saline and treated wastewater
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Challenges and Prospects of Integrated Groundwater Management
edited by Jianmin Bian
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 224
Keywords: water resources; groundwater management; environmental pollution; water quality evaluation; environmental remediation; ecotoxicity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Vulnerability of Mountainous Water Resources and Hydrological Regimes
edited by , Fan Lu, , Hu Liu and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2275
Keywords: mountainous catchment; hydrological regimes; water quality; hydrochemistry; nutrients; cryospheric region; mountain aquifer; catchment coevolution; ecohydrological effects; hydrological extremes; climate change; hydropower potential; water resource management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Greenhouse Gas Emission from Freshwater Ecosystem
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7204
Keywords: Greenhouse gas emissions; River; Lake; Peatlands; Hydropower reservoir; Freshwater bodies; CO2; CH4; and N2O; Climate and soil environmental factors; Carbon dynamics; Modeling and measurement; Water quality assessment; Carbon budgeting; Soil carbon sequestration; Carbon sources and sink; Eco-hydrology; GHG footprint; C burial
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Biomarkers of Environmental Stress in Aquatic Organisms submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 149
Keywords: sublethal effect; environmental risk assessment; multiple stressors; biological indicators; surface water monitoring; biomarkers; organismal health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Smart Water Solutions with Big Data
edited by Mariana Mocanu and Costin-Gabriel Chiru
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3407
Keywords: smart water solutions; water resource management; water distribution systems; big data; water modernization; water public service capacity; ICT Technology; comprehensive benefits of resource application; water distribution networks; drinking water plant; 5G; lora; RF networks; water conservancy; water contradiction; water conservancy project facility efficiency; comprehensive value of water construction; resource intensification
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Study of Lake Primary Producers and Water Quality Using Remote Sensing Techniques submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4157
Keywords: Remote sensing; Phytoplankton functional types; Cyanobacteria blooms; Fluorescence; Pigments; Macrophyte; Phenotypic variability; Phenology; Shallow lakes; Deep lakes; Water management
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
The Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Plankton Communities
edited by Piotr Dawidowicz and Joanna Pijanowska
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2808
Keywords: Temperature; Climate change; Freshwaters; Phytoplankton; Zooplankton; Physiology; Behavior; Phenology; Species invasions; Species extinctions; Thermal stratification; Water mixing; Physical properties of water
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Impacts of Global Environmental Changes on Water Availability and Quality submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 239
Keywords: irrigation; hydrology; agricultural water management; soil and water conservation; climate change; land-use; land cover change
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Vulnerability and Resilience in Coastal Environmental Systems: A Framework to Adapting to Climate Change and Other Coastal Hazards submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 779
Keywords: coastal vulnerability; coastal resilience; climate change and non-climatic stressors; sea level rise; coastal flooding; coastal and dune erosion; beach morphodynamics; low-probability high-impact phenomena; extreme events; decision support systems; coastal monitoring and defense
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Sea, River, Lake Ice Properties and Their Applications in Practices submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2960
Keywords: ice crystals; ice structure; ice properties; remote sensing; engineering; ecosystem; observations and investigations; numerical modeling; physical modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Increasing the Efficiency of Urban Water Supply
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1236
Keywords: big data in the water industry; efficiency; machine learning; planning; predictive maintenance; sector analysis; urban water utilities; water demand management; water policy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Urban Water Management)
Advances and Challenges in Hydrological Modeling and Engineering
edited by and Jorge Alberto Martins
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4700
Keywords: new development in hydrological modeling; multi-model hydrological modeling; hydrological modeling coupled with NN (Neural Network); AI (Artificial Intelligence); BI (Business Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning); new methodology in hydrological modeling; multi-platform hydrological modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Plankton Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1869
Keywords: phytoplankton; zooplankton; biodiversity; integrative taxonomy; nonindigenous species; environmental changes; climate changes; Mediterranean Sea
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Application of Nanomaterials in Water Treatment submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2731
Keywords: drinking water purification; wastewater treatment; nanoparticles; nanomaterials; synthesis; adsorption; heavy metals; toxic pollutants; recovery; leaching
(This special issue belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Research of the Relationship between Climate Change and Runoff in Watershed submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5654
Keywords: hydrological modeling; climate scenarios; global models; downscaling; runoff projections; uncertainty; ungauged rivers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Water Management for Climate Smart Agriculture
edited by , Coen J. Ritsema and
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4380
Keywords: climate-smart agriculture; arid and semi-arid regions; water management; modelling; water use efficiency; water scarcity; irrigation; water conservation; water economics; water policy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Use and Scarcity)
Effects of Climate Change on Freshwater Biodiversity
edited by
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3649
Keywords: climate change; freshwater ecosystems; aquatic species; biodiversity conservation; anthropogenic stressors.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water and Climate Change)
Geologic Controls on Hydrology and Groundwater Flow
edited by Donald Sweetkind and Geoffrey Cromwell
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 323
Keywords: hydrogeology; aquifer properties; 3D framework; conceptual models; aquitards; numerical model
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Advances in Flood Forecasting and Hydrological Modeling
edited by Zhijia Li and Cheng Yao
submission deadline 5 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5399
Keywords: water resources management; hydrological process; flood forecasting; flood disaster; hydrological modeling; catchments; extreme weather
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Microplastics Transport in Seawater and Strategies against Marine Pollution
edited by Alessandro Stocchino
submission deadline 5 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 162
Keywords: plastic debris transport models; plastic wheathering; micro-plastic biofouling; micro-plastic pollution remediation; coastal plastic pollution; estuarine plastic pollution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Smart Water Management and Flood Mitigation submission deadline 9 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4308
Keywords: large-scale complex systems – open-channel systems; water management – flood mitigation; predictive modeling – rainfall/runoff models; identification; bayesian models; model predictive and optimization-based control – decentralized and distributed control; data-based control; intelligent decision support systems; computational intelligence in control – reinforcement learning; stochastic; digital implementation – digital twin; simulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance)
Optimization and Prediction of Water Quality Model Based on Artificial Intelligence
edited by Jin Zhang, Yun Bai and Pei Hua
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2952
Keywords: deep learning tools; novel machine learning algorithms; intelligent forecasting; uncertainty quantification; neural networks; water supply/distribution systems; data-driven techniques; water quality model; predicting classical and emerging contaminants; low carbon– water quality-based forecasting and decision making
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Evaluation of Reanalysis Data in Meteorological and Climatological Applications: Spatial and Temporal Considerations submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6893
Keywords: reanalysis datasets; uncertainty assessment in model output; numerical weather prediction models; climate model evaluation; hydrological models; soil water balance evolution; crop models; drought indices; crop– climate relationships; climate change scenarios
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
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