Special Issue "Geo-Environmental Approaches for the Analysis and Assessment of Groundwater Resources at Catchment-Scale"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Evangelos Tziritis
Guest Editor
Soil and Water Resources Institute (SWRI), Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Sindos-Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: hydrogeochemistry; groundwater quality; environmental indicators; aquifer vulnerability; isotope hydrology
Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos
Guest Editor
Soil and Water Resources Institute (SWRI), Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Sindos-Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: monitoring; quality assessment; groundwater; modelling; aquifer characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the variable and often diverse methodologies for the analysis and assessment of groundwater resources. These may include, but are not limited to, hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical modeling; environmental isotopes; environmental indicators and envirometrics; geostatistics; and artificial intelligence. The complexity of the different hydrological and hydrogeological set-ups, the hydrodynamic patterns, the site specifications, and the wide variability of internal and external factors and/or processes impacting groundwater quality and quantity on the catchment-scale level impose the need for combined integrated approaches of robust methods, leading to more accurate and reliable outcomes toward sustainable groundwater management. Sound knowledge of a studied groundwater system may reduce the uncertainty of predicting its future evolution, thus enabling its better management and protection whilst limiting the need to hypothesize. In line with the above goal, the Guest Editors will consider papers that will combine and jointly evaluate the outcomes of different methods, such as those described. The papers should reflect new insights on the joint application and co-assessment of these methods for groundwater resources and ideally explore new state-of-the-art methodological concepts in light of a rapidly changing environment impacted by external anthropogenic stresses (e.g., climate change impact, urbanization, intense agriculture, droughts, water scarcity, overexploitation of water reserves) or inherent geogenic factors (e.g., geological regime, natural processes). Theoretical approaches, lab experimentation, and successful field test cases are equally welcome to serve as paradigms for the international scientific community to be inspired by and adopt.

Dr. Evangelos Tziritis
Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hydrogeology
  • hydrogeochemisrty
  • modeling
  • isotope hydrology
  • environmental indicators
  • geostatistics
  • artificial intelligence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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