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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Recent Advances in Hydrogeology: Featured Reviews submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 28934
Keywords: hydrogeology; groundwater quality; groundwater modeling; hydrogeochemistry; groundwater management; groundwater monitoring; aquifer characterization; medical hydrogeology; engineering hydrogeology; experimental hydrogeology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Ecological Monitoring and Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems: New Trends and Future Challenges submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 12 articles | Viewed by 25877
Keywords: aquatic habitats; flora; and fauna species; biological monitoring and assessment; climate change; ecological quality; indicator species; freshwaters (streams; ponds; lakes); transitional waters; functional diversity; functional assessment tools; eDNA bioassessment; conservation management; ecosystem services
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems)
Novel Perspective for Interactions between Water and the Geology Using GRACE and Remote Sensing Data submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 13374
Keywords: geology; hydrogeology; GRACE; remote sensing; hydrological modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrogeology)
Geohazards Monitoring Assessment: Earth-Observation Techniques
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 10828
Keywords: geohazard; monitoring and assessment; Earth-observation; ground motion; GIS; case study
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydrology)
Removal of Emerging Contaminants in Water
edited by
submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3626
Keywords: emerging contaminants; water safety; removal technology; pollutant degradation; material transformation and energy recovery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Conservation and Monitoring of Marine Ecosystem
edited by , Qiuying Han and Na Liu
submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3464
Keywords: coastal marine ecosystem; marine ecological environment monitoring; marine ecological environment protection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrients in Water Environment
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 994
Keywords: biogeochemical processes; nutrient cycling; water environment; aquatic system; water resources
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Simulation and Numerical Analysis of Storm Surges submission deadline 10 Apr 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 486
Keywords: hurricane storm surge; simulation models; coastal communities; inundation patterns; wave characteristics; numerical modelling; high-performance computing; hydrodynamics; tides; model validation; sea level rise
(This special issue belongs to the Section Oceans and Coastal Zones)
Wastewater Engineering: Wastewater Treatment Methods and Technologies
edited by Chaojie Zhang
submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 16124 | 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 12317 | 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 8906 | 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 7123 | 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)
Advancing the Monitoring and Modelling of Freshwater Systems with New Remote Sensing Technologies submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1853 | Submission Open
Keywords: airborne remote sensing; flood forecasting; fluvial geomorphology; ice detection; ice characterization; near-ground remote sensing; river and lake modelling; river and lake monitoring; sediment transport; space-borne remote sensing; water quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section New Sensors, New Technologies and Machine Learning in Water Sciences)
Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Coupling in Fractured Porous Media
edited by Zuyang Ye, Jiangtao Zheng, and
submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1732 | Submission Open
Keywords: fractured porous media; multifield coupling; subsurface flow
(This special issue belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Freshwater Quality Challenges in Southern Europe under an Increasingly Warmer and Drier Climate Scenario submission deadline 15 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 230 | Submission Open
Keywords: drought; water quality; surface freshwaters; groundwater; water and society
(This special issue belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
Water Treatment and Biopharmaceuticals – Research and Innovations
edited by
submission deadline 19 Apr 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 12324 | 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 23169 | 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 20264 | 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 15626 | 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 14626 | 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 8925 | 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 7300 | 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 7207 | 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 6663 | 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 2944 | 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 2189 | 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 1932 | 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 1862 | 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 1610 | 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 1453 | 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 1091 | 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 1074 | 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 178 | 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 173 | 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 163 | 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 153 | 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 140 | 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 133 | 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 1058 | 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 377 | 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 9458 | 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 3458 | 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 1382 | 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 1096 | 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 1010 | 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 942 | 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 5836 | 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 3839 | 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 19905 | 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)
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