Special Issue "Assessing Water Quality by Statistical Methods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: hydrology; applied statistics; mathematical modelling; time series analysis; water quality assessment
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Society's progress has resulted in increasing the quantity of pollutants emitted in the environment. Water is one of the natural resources most affected by economic activity, with pollutants reaching water bodies without proper treatment. Climate change impacts the water quality as well. Water pollution damages organisms living in the water and many ecosystems. In a world where over 4 billion people suffer from water scarcity, preserving the water resources, assessing the water quality, and remediation are essential.
This Special Issue will feature the latest advances and developments in statistical approaches for evaluation and forecasting of water resources quality. The development of new methodologies and improving the known methods are especially welcome.
The main topics of this Special Issue include but are not limited to:
- Water quality indicators
- Parametric and nonparametric approaches for assessing the groundwater vulnerability
- Spatial distribution and uncertainty in detecting the pollutants dissipation in water
- Assessing pollutant transport in water
- Quantitative and qualitative analysis of spatial and spatio-temporal hydrological data
- Hazards and risks for hydrological series data
- Impact of climate change on water resource quality
- Hydrological drought
- Methods for assessing the interaction between water quality and ecosystems.
Articles presenting new mathematical models that can be validated by statistical methods, for water resources modelling and forecast, are also welcome.
Dr. Alina Barbulescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water quality indicators
- Groundwater vulnerability
- Statistical methods
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Alina Barbulescu1 and Yousef Nazzal2
1Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
2Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Abstract: Last period groundwater quality raises big concern all over the world given that this is an important source of drinkable water and for agricultural use. While the suitability of the groundwater Liwa aquifer in Abu Dhabi Emirate for agricultural use has been previously studied, not all the water parameters have been considered. Therefore, in this paper we propose the study of 42 concentrations series of 19 groundwater parameters. The similarity of water parameters at the study sites is tested and the samples are grouped clusters. The main parameters that determine the differences between the groups are determined by Principal Component Analysis. Finally, a quality index is proposed and compared with the previous studies of the aquifer vulnerability.
2. Changes in hidro-climatic variables and the risk of arborovirosis in Romania
Carmen Elena Maftei,
Carmen Maftei1,2, Sorin Rugina2, Irina Magdalena Dumitru2
1,2Transilvania University, Brasov, Romania
2Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
Abstract: The Ae. Albopictus mosquito species is an important vector for different diseases as: Dengue fever, Zika, etc. In Europe, this mosquito species is not an "indigenous" one and its establishment is conditioned by the environmental and species characteristics. In order to assess the possible spread of Ae albopictus in Romania, especially in Dobrogea region (situated in the Southeast of Romania between the Black Sea -East, lower Danube -West and Danube Delta in North), we investigated the interrelationship between hydro-climate parameters via GIS. A statistical analysis of the time series data will be provided to demonstrate if the principal hydro-climate parameters change in time.