Special Issue "Managing Impacts on Baseflows in Streams and the Associated Impacts on Ecosystems and Water Quality"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 July 2023 | Viewed by 38

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Glen R. Walker
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CSIRO, Grounded in Water, 2/490 Portrush Rd, St Georges, Adelaide 5064, Australia
Interests: groundwater recharge; dryland salinity; climate change; groundwater-surface water interaction; groundwater management
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Dr. Sebastien Lamontagne
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CSIRO Land and Water, Highett, VIC, Australia
Interests: environmental tracers; groundwater resources; groundwater-surface water interactions, submarine groundwater discharge
Prof. Dr. Fran Sheldon
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School of Environment and Science, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Queensland 4111, Australia
Interests: freshwater ecology; stream and river health; riparian restoration
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Dr. Francis Chiew
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CSIRO Land and Water, Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: water resources assessment; forecasting and prediction; climate change adaptation; integrated basin management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Baseflows are important for ecosystem health, water quality and conveyancing urban water during dry periods. Because they form a small fraction of the mean annual flow in streams, adverse impacts on this flow component can be easily dismissed. Baseflows are modified by management of surface and groundwater, changes in land use and climate variability and change. They are not easily measured nor modelled at relevant spatial and temporal scales; connectivity of flow within streams and between streams and groundwater can be complex; and the interaction between the ecosystems and this component of the flow regime needs to be better understood.

The aim of this special issue is to provide a focus on the need for a cross-disciplinary understanding of baseflows in order to better manage them for river health.

This edition encourages papers, including case studies, across a range of disciplines (hydrogeology, hydrology, ecology, hydrochemistry) that improve characterisation of hydrological and ecological processes associated with low stream flows; assessment and modelling of low flows and riparian processes; assessment and management of risks associated with low flows; and determination of water management requirements of baseflow component of the flow regime for multiple users of streams. Papers may be of a single discipline, but needs to relate to other disciplines and be relevant to management of baseflows.

Dr. Glen R. Walker
Dr. Sebastien Lamontagne
Prof. Dr. Fran Sheldon
Dr. Francis Chiew
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • baseflow
  • groundwater-surface water interaction
  • baseflow-dependent ecosystems
  • river losses
  • environmental water management
  • water quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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