Special Issue "Land Use, Climate, and Water Resources"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016)
Dr. Sujay Kaushal
Department of Geology & Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 21201, USA
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Interests: land use and climate impacts on water resources; increased salinization and alkalinization of fresh water; urban watershed continuum concept; urban evolution; watershed restoration; applications of geochemical tracers to ecohydrology
Dr. Arthur Gold
110 Coastal Institute in Kingston, One Greenhouse Road, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
Interests: sources and sinks of nitrogen in coastal watersheds; process level and in situ studies on nitrate dynamics and GIS applications to scale up from the site level to the watershed scale; linking and managing environmental flows and watershed hydrology; extension activities directed towards demonstration/educational programs for local and regional decision makers to facilitate watershed management and minimizing risks of non-point source pollution
Land use and climate change are impacting the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption and degrading natural ecosystems globally. During the present geological epoch of the Anthropocene, pollution from agriculture and urbanization have increased globally at the same time that warming trends and climate extremes have increased in frequency and intensity. Additionally, regional issues related to water consumption and droughts/floods further complicate water sustainability including salinization and alkalinization of major fresh water supplies and drinking water availability. For this Special Issue, we solicit papers related to any aspect of the impacts of land use and climate change on water resources. We are particularly interested in papers that explore: (1) human alteration of the ecosystem stucture and function of headwaters and drainage networks; (2) losses in hydrologic storage and biogeochemical retention in ground water, streams, and wetlands (e.g., reduced snowpack, infiltration, and recharge, etc.); (3) changes in ecosystem services of water in response to land use and climate change; and (4) watershed management, adaptation, and restoration strategies to offset increasing effects of land use and climate change. We intend to compile a Special Issue that will be a valuable resource for researchers, students, and managers, interested in the interactive effects of land use and climate change on Earth’s water cycle.
Dr. Sujay Kaushal
Dr. Paul Mayer
Dr. Arthur Gold
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- Land Use
- Extreme Weather
- Drinking Water
- Ecosystem Restoration
- Metals, Nutrients
- Personal Care Products
- Salinization and Alkalinization
- Global Water Security