Special Issue "New Challenges in the Planning, Design, Construction and Operation of Reservoirs in the Context of Climate Change"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 92

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Bogumił Nowak
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Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute, Podleśna 61, 01-673 Warszawa, Poland
Interests: water resources management; hydrology of lakes and water reservoirs; water balance; hydraulic contacts between surface- and groundwater; lake and river water temperature changes, hydrology of mining areas; restoration of post-mining areas; eutrophication and protect of lakes and water reservoirs
Dr. Joanna Jaskuła
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Department of Land Improvement, Environmental Development and Spatial Management, Faculty of Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Piątkowska 94, 60-649 Poznań, Poland
Interests: water resources; reservoirs; eutrophication; overgrowth process; heavy metals; geochemistry; GIS; remote sensing
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Prof. Dr. Mariusz Sojka
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Department of Land Improvement, Environmental Development and Spatial Management, Faculty of Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Piątkowska 94, 60-649 Poznań, Poland
Interests: GIS; remote sensing; climate change; multivariate statistical analysis; lake and river water temperature changes; agricultural water management; water chemistry; bottom sediment geochemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The climate change observed in recent years has led to the occurrence of extreme phenomena, such as droughts and flash floods. In addition, the development of industry and agriculture leads to increased demand for water. In order to reduce the adverse effects of climate change and to cover the increasing demand for water, reservoirs are being built all over the world. On existing reservoirs, new water management rules are being introduced to optimize the use of water resources. Reservoirs created in post-mining pits, which offer the possibility of retaining water without interfering with river valleys, are also increasing in importance. In addition to their water supply functions, reservoirs have other important social, environmental, and economic functions. They are used for recreation, angling, fishing, and hydropower purposes.

From their inception, reservoirs are subject to degradation processes. An excessive supply of nutrients leads to eutrophication of waters and their gradual overgrowing, while a change in hydraulic conditions leads to sedimentation of debris and shallowing of reservoirs, and thus to a loss of retention capacity. The construction of retention reservoirs in river valleys causes a break in the continuity of the river, which limits the possibility of the migration of aquatic organisms. As a consequence, new solutions are being sought for the construction of retention reservoirs and optimal water management methods in order to meet the growing demand for water, minimize their impact on the environment, and extend their lifetime.

This Special Issue invites authors to contribute reviews and research papers on the broad issues of reservoir design, construction, operation, and maintenance to minimize the effects of climate change.

The Special Issue aims to publish research results from the following areas:

  • Technical and environmental challenges of reservoir construction;
  • Operation and maintenance of reservoirs;
  • Water management in reservoirs from the perspective of climate change;
  • Use of reservoirs for water supply, energy, recreation, fishing, and angling;
  • Degradation of retention reservoirs;
  • Environmental effects of reservoir construction;
  • Establishment and operation of tailings ponds.

Dr. Bogumił Nowak
Dr. Joanna Jaskuła
Prof. Dr. Mariusz Sojka
Guest Editors

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  • dam
  • reservoir
  • construction
  • operation
  • maintenance
  • water management
  • degradation
  • environmental impact
  • sediments
  • water quality

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