Special Issue "Urban Hydraulics: Water Supply and Wastewater Discharge Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 April 2021.
Interests: Water suplly, Water disribution network, Optimization, Design, Operation, Reliability
Water supply and wastewater systems are vital infrastructures for the well-being of communities. However, in a rapidly changing and increasingly demanding world, these infrastructures are facing new challenges like climate change effects, water scarcity problems, environmental impacts, demographic changes, migrations, or terrorism threats (physical or cyber-attacks).
On the other hand, ageing assets impose a new paradigm: the major focus is no longer the planning and design of new infrastructures, but the management of existing ones.
This context forces us to make good use of new and/or improved technologies and more than ever to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and common practice.
Modeling and optimization (single- or multi-objective, multi-criteria analysis, decision support systems) are still evolving and will continue to be crucial tools. New low-cost sensors, control devices, and communication networks/protocols (IoT), in real time, will provide enormous quantities of data (big data) to be processed and used and to remotely control the systems. Uncertainty analysis methods will be a must; the role of artificial intelligence will continue to grow; etc.
There is much to be done, but it is the only way to achieve good service levels and assure systems’ sustainability. It is our mission to put knowledge at the service of this global cause—the world is counting on us.
Dr. Joaquim Sousa
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 monthly 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 1800 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 supply
- big data
- artificial intelligence