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Special Issue "Reservoir Sustainability: Engineering, Economics, and Ecosystems"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019) | Viewed by 11322
Special Issue Editor
Interests: managing reservoir sedimentation; hydraulics for restoration; river restoration; sediment transport
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Special Issue Information
Water supply from storage is not keeping up with worldwide demand due to reservoir sedimentation. Most dams have been built to store deposited sediment rather than pass it downstream. This faulty design decision is the result of the shortsighted application of a comparision of benefits and costs. Storing sediment starves downstream reaches of this essential component of rivers, resulting in channel incision, degradation of ecosystems, and a shortage of sediment delivery to coastal deltas. Storing sediment also shortens the project design life, interferes with dam operation, and results in upstream progressing aggradation. Several methods for managing sediment are available and have been either incorporated into a few dam designs or more commonly applied late in the project life to extend benefits. This issue reports on methods to change economic analyses that will ensure sustainable design and operation for new projects and on methods used to date to manage sediment.
Prof. Rollin H. Hotchkiss
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- Ecosystem restoration
- Environmental policy
- Sediment management
- Water supply