Special Issue "Monitoring, Modelling and Management of Water Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: monitoring of emission pathways of nutrients and micropollutants; emission modeling; water pollution control; water quality and river basin management; regional nutrient management
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Different types of pressures, such as nutrients, micropollutants, microbes, nanoparticles, microplastics or antibiotic-resistant gens, endanger the quality of water bodies. Evidence-based pollution control needs to build on the three basic elements of water governance: Monitoring, modeling, and management (m3). Monitoring sets the empirical basis by providing space- and time-dependent information on substance concentrations and loads as well as driving boundary conditions for assessing water quality trends, water quality statuses, and providing necessary information for the calibration and validation of models. Modeling needs proper system understanding and helps to derive information for times and locations where no monitoring is done or possible: Risk assessment for exceedance of quality standards, assessment of regionalized relevance of sources and pathways of pollution, effectiveness of measures, bundles of measures or policies, and assessment of future developments as scenarios or forecasts. Management relies on this information and translates it in a socioeconomic context into specific plans for implementation. Evaluation of success of management plans again includes well-defined monitoring strategies.
For this Special Issue, authors are invited to publish advances in monitoring, modeling, and management of water quality. Contributions are welcomed that either address new concepts and methods of water quality monitoring, new developments of modeling tools or innovative approaches of exploiting those monitoring and modeling strategies for effective water quality management.
Prof. Matthias Zessner
Manuscript Submission Information
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- effectiveness of measures
- scenarios and forecasts
- socioeconomic context
- sources and pathways of water pollution
- system understanding
- water governance
- water quality statuses and trends
- water pollution control