More Holistic and Adaptive Decisions to Mitigate Climate Change Effects in Agricultural Water Resources Management

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2024 | Viewed by 313

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Water Resources, Irrigation & Environmental Geoinformatics Lab, Institute for Olive Tree, Subtropical Plants and Viticulture, Directorate General of Agricultural Research, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “DIMITRA”, 73100 Chania, Greece
Interests: agricultural water management; climate-water effects; GIS/modelling approaches; hydrological extremes; precision agriculture
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although agricultural water management is inherently challenging in a varying and uncertain natural and social environment, we now also have to deal with the effects of a rapidly changing climate.

Climate change affects many different components of our daily lives, putting pressure on our health and ability to grow food. Conditions such as rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion into coastal agricultural areas, prolonged droughts, or severe flooding have progressed to the point where entire communities have had to relocate and lose their farmland, putting people at risk of starvation. In the future, the number of climate refugees as well as the abandonment of agricultural land due to the effects of climate change on water resources will certainly increase.

This Special Issue seeks holistic and innovative planning as well adaptive examples of how to address these challenges. The aim is to bring together cases of applied original research in managing the challenges posed by climate change to agricultural water resources in terms of both quantity and quality.

Also, our intension is to contribute to the dialogue on how agricultural water resource managers can manage water more efficiently and sustainably in the face of expected changes in the hydrological cycle and their ecological/environmental and social-economic consequences.

Dr. Nektarios N. Kourgialas
Guest Editor

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  • droughts, floods, and water/soil erosion risk management
  • agricultural water adaptive practices
  • smart water supply systems
  • unconventional water sources and desalination
  • agricultural water–energy–food nexus
  • integrated management of water resources
  • communication for improving water management
  • geoinformatics in soil and water resources management

Published Papers

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