Special Issue "Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
Dr. Franco Salerno
Water Research Institute, National Research Counsil (CNR-IRSA), Brugherio (MB), Italy
Interests: environment; sustainable development; climate change; environmental impact assessment; climatology; geochemistry; biogeochemistry; hydrology; water quality; lakes; precipitation cartography; remote sensing
This Special Issue aims to collect new studies on climate change and adaptation, in order to indicate points of contention, to identify areas where more knowledge is needed, and to recommend possible policy-related actions that could be pursued.
Various necessary adaptation measures that deal with climate change and build upon existing water management practices have the potential to create resilience to climate change and to enhance water security and, thus, directly contribute to development, Although these measures can slow down climate change, they will not halt or reverse it.
Examples of adaptation measures can be categorized in the following ways: 1) Planning and applying new investments (reservoirs, irrigation systems, capacity expansions, levees, water supply, wastewater treatments, ecosystem restoration). 2) Monitoring and regulation practices of existing systems to accommodate new conditions (ecology, pollution control, climate change, population growth). 3) Working on maintenance of existing systems (dams, barrages, irrigation systems, canals, pumps, rivers, wetlands). 4) Making modifications to water users (rainwater harvesting, water conservation, pricing, regulation, legislation, basin planning, funding for ecosystem services, stakeholder participation, consumer education and awareness). 5) Introducing new efficient technologies (desalination, biotechnology, drip irrigation, wastewater reuse, recycling, and solar panels).
In this context, and based on the proposed examples or others, the goal of this Special Issue to publish high-quality articles that deepen theoretical and practical understanding on climate change impact on water resources and adaptation.
Dr. Franco Salerno
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- climate change
- sustainable development
- water resource management