Special Issue "Impacts of Anthropogenic Activities on Watersheds in a Changing Climate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 October 2019.
Prof. Dr. Luís Filipe Sanches Fernandes
Prof. Dr. Fernando A.L. Pacheco
DG-CQVR-UTAD – Department of Geology, Chemistry Research Centre, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Quinta de Prados, 5001–801 Vila Real, Portugal
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Interests: groundwater management; groundwater contamination risk; water–rock interactions; groundwater flow modeling; groundwater–surface water interactions; rainwater harvesting; land degradation and surface water quality; spatial decision support systems in water public supply planning
In developed and developing countries, watersheds have been and are still subject to multiple anthropogenic pressures, at progressively accelerated paces. Meanwhile, the climate has changed and continues to change. Steadily increasing temperatures and decreasing precipitation in some regions are expressions of this change.The coupled influence of climate change and anthropogenic pressures, including land use changes, continue to produce a significant impact on watersheds, because both circumstances induce an amplification of hydrologic events, namely, floods, droughts, a decline in aquifer recharge, and the deterioration of water quality and ecosystems. The impact includes water erosion, a decline in soil fertility, a shortage of groundwater resources, and a disturbance of ecosystem functions, among others.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to allow authors the publication of rectrospective or prospective studies focused on the coupling of climate change and environmental impact assessments at the catchment scale. Studies on the direct influence of climate change on water resources are also welcome, as well as studies on the environmental impact of anthropogenic activities in multiple-use watersheds.
Prof. Luís Filipe Sanches Fernandes
Prof. Fernando António Leal Pacheco
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- climate change
- anthropogenic pressures
- water resources
- environmental impact
- hydrologic extreme event