Special Issue "Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Groundwater and Dependent Ecosystems"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Systems—Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Elena Preda
Guest Editor
The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Piața Romană 6, București 010374, Romania
Interests: ecology; water resources; ecosystem services assessment; environmental economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The continuous demands on water resources and the increasing pressure from climate change have a significant impact on groundwater quantity and quality, and on dependent ecosystems. Understanding the groundwater systems’ functioning and relationship with surface dependent ecosystems can contribute to the preservation or further state improvement of water resources at the local and global scale. Identification of the main characteristics and driving factors of the groundwater recharge process under the actual climate change context can lead to elaboration of the appropriate management measures and actions. An integrated approach of the groundwater–dependent ecosystems connection allows for better understanding of the effects and impact of climate change, and could improve both the scientific outputs and the management decisions. Additionally, the identification and assessment of the main economic and social actions which increase the consequences of climate changes will strongly support effective water resources management for enhancing human well-being. The integrated assessment of ecosystem services provided by groundwater and dependent ecosystems and a transdisciplinary approach in the context of climate change will contribute to sustainable watershed management.

Dr. Elena Preda
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • groundwater
  • dependent ecosystems
  • climate change
  • ecosystem services
  • integrated assessment
  • Water Framework Directive
  • Groundwater Directive

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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