Special Issue "Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: effects of climate change versus human activity on water resources; evaporation from water-limited soils; water-soil-vegetation interactions in changing climate; urban stormwater management using low impact devices (LIDs); watershed hydrology and best management practices (BMPs)
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Interests: precipitation in Mongolian Plateau; water-soil-vegetation interactions in changing climate; transpiration of steppe grasses; general hydrology and hydrogeology; water resources planning and management in arid/semiarid regions
Water resources is vital to both sustaining socioeconomics and ecoenvironments. However, its management has been becoming more and more challenged because of uncertainties resulting from climate change. The prominent effects of climate change on water resources can be comprehensive and may include that the: 1) total amount of available fresh water tends to decrease; 2) spatiotemporal distribution of precipitation will be altered, possiblly leading to more frequent flooding and/or drought with a larger magnitude, a longer duration, and a greater extent; 3) natural hydrologic cycle can be twisted, increasing nonbenefitical evapotranspiration while reducing soil water replenishment and groundwater recharge; and 4) sea level rises, causing coatsal flooding and salt water intrusion. These effects are usually intermingled with impacts of human activities on water resources. How to separate them is pertient to developing practical measures to adapt climate change while it is an advencing subject that needs to be supported by more field observations as well as better algorithms. This special issue of Water calls for innovative research papers that will advance our knowledge/capability in: 1) quantifing effects of climate change on water resources; and 2) taking such effects into account by water resources managers and practical engineers in practice.
Assoc. Prof. Xixi Wang
Assoc. Prof. Ruizhong Gao
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Extreme hydrologic events
- Seal level rise
- Soil water