Special Issue "Integrated Water Resource System Modeling to Support Sustainable Water Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: water resource systems; climate change impact assessment; hydrology
Interests: watershed modeling; water resources management; hydrology; crop modeling; climate change analysis
Interests: catchment hydrology; water resources assessment in well-gauged, poorly gauged and ungauged catchments; spatial and temporal variability of water resources; impact of global changes (e.g., climate and land use changes) on water resources; drought assessment and management; integrated water resources planning and management; sustainable development
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Interests: water resources modeling; hydrologic engineering; systems analysis; system dynamics simulation; hydro-economic modeling
Interests: water resources systems analysis; sustainability of the built and natural environments; complex adaptive systems; water resources planning and management
Interests: water resources systems analysis; transboundary water management; groundwater and surface water management
Water resource systems are complex and encompass interdependent components such as impacts of water quality on quantity and vise versa, groundwater and surface water interactions, as well as trade-offs between and within human and environmental needs. Traditional water resource systems modeling, however, has mainly focused on one or few aspects of water resource systems without considering the interactions among system components. Considering the unprecedented pressures on water resources due to the combined effects of population and socio-economic growth, land use and land cover changes, as well as heightened climate variability and change, ignoring the interactions among water resource system components can lead to inadequate representations of system vulnerabilities, and therefore, proposition of unsustainable management solutions. In the search for integrated modeling approaches for representing the feedback processes within and between natural and anthropogenic components of water availability and water demand, this Special Issue of Water invites innovative scientific contributions that tackle one or more of the following challenges:
- Integration of water quality and quantity in water allocation models
- Interactions between surface and groundwater resources
- Water conflict management
- Trade-offs between ecosystem and human water needs
- Accounting for water demands and availability across multiple scales
- Assessing the impacts of global changes (e.g. environmental, land use land cover and climate change) on sustainable water resource management
- Consideration of non-monetary human needs
- Representation of stakeholder views, evolving social behaviours and adaptive management and governance strategies
- Nexus between climate, water, food, and energy systems
- Integrated modeling of trans-boundary, national, regional, and global water resource systems
- Decentralized and agent-based modeling of water resource systems
- Simulation- and optimization-based water allocation models
- Decision support systems
- Addressing the uncertainty in integrated water resource system models
- Use of remotely sensed global data sets in integrated modelling
- Integrated water resource modeling in practice
Dr. Elmira Hassanzadeh
Dr. Monireh Faramarzi
Dr. Ilyas Masih
Dr. Ali Mirchi
Dr. Marcio Giacomoni
Dr. Rebecca Teasley
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Integrated water resource system modeling
- System dynamics
- Water allocation
- Climate change and variability
- Water quality and quantity