Special Issue "Human Impact on Water Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: isotope geochemistry; trace elements; water, soil and air contamination; bioindicators
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Interests: geothermal; ground source heat pump systems; solar; thermal systems modeling; low-energy buildings
This Special Issue aims to gather novel and innovative works of general interest for the broad audience of the journal related to the environmental implications of ever-growing human activities, with a particular emphasis on the changes these are inducing on water resources. Global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by 40% in 2030 and 55% in 2050 as a result of climate change, rising population, economic growth, rapid urbanization, and increased water–energy–food nexus pressures. Humans are thus now facing the critical challenge of preserving our water resources from biological and chemical contamination induced by its own point and diffuse sources. Addressing this challenge will require an overview holistic system approach by addressing new issues and emerging contaminants, as well as embedded multiple exposures to ultimately be able to achieve a comprehsensive environmental and human health risk assessment.
Consequently, the contributions to this Special Issue will encompass a broad spectrum of topics in human impact on water resources, including but not limited to:
- Emerging topics dealing with water resource vulnerability and human impact, including emerging and chemical contaminants;
- Advances in analytical techniques to monitor and identify sources and processes controlling the budget of human contaminants in water resources;
- Advances in hydrological process and hydrodynamic models for investigating water vulnerability to human impact;
- Analysis of urban growth consequences for water resources and water management;
- Remote sensing applications for water vulnerability assesment;
- Linkage between water vulnerability, scarcity, security, and sustainability.
In this Special Issue, we aim to fill gaps on the application of hydrochemistry (including measurements of radioactive and stable isotopes ratios, nutrients, trace elements, and organic components) on environmental research by asking for manuscripts which constitute original contributions on studies developing application in hydrogeology, nutrient balances, pollution, environmental changes, as well as modeling or empirical studies aimed at improving our mechanistic understanding of short- and long-term chemical variations in global hydrological systems. Submission of inter- and multidisciplinary original research and review papers is particularly encouraged.
Prof. David Widory
Dr. Andrew Chiasson
Prof. Dr. Samuel Appelbaum
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- water resources
- human impact
- environmental health