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Special Issue "Assessing Surface and Ground- Water Vulnerability and Pollution Risk"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Dr. Elias Dimitriou Website E-Mail
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, Athens, Greece
Interests: Hydrodynamic numerical modeling; water resources management; groundwater vulnerability and risk assessment; wetland hydrology; remote sensing for environmental applications
Surface and Ground- water vulnerability assessment is a useful approach for identifying pollution pressures effectively and applying protection and restoration measures in water bodies. There are many different methods for assessing and mapping water vulnerability and pollution risk, for example, using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), numerical models, statistical indices, in-situ measurements, etc. Today, water vulnerability assessment is used worldwide for various purposes including policy making, land use planning, granting water-related infrastructure permits and developing water management plans. However, shortcomings and limitations obstructing the adoption of widely acceptable approaches are observed nowadays due to the large dataset requirements, high output uncertainty, coarse spatial resolution of the input data, lack of physical representation in the simulated processes.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the current status on surface and ground-water vulnerability and pollution risk estimation methods, perform a comparative assessment amongst them, suggest improvements and new approaches. Special focus will be put on understudied environments such as semi-arid areas with intermittent surface water bodies and aquifers of limited but valuable productivity. The impacts on the water vulnerability and pollution risk by global changes in climate, soil and land management will be presented and practical suggestions to eliminate them will be proposed.
The papers of the Special Issue will, therefore, tackle a) methodological and conceptual issues about the assessment of water vulnerability and pollution risk, b) relevant estimations in semi-arid and arid water bodies and c) recommendations to tackle vulnerability and pollution risk under climate and land use changes in important water bodies.
Prof. Elias Dimitriou
Dr. Angeliki Mentzafou
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 1600 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 vulnerability
- pollution risk
- water resources management
- pollution pressures
- water quality
- climate and land use change
- water bodies restoration