Special Issue "Research on Water Resources Planning and Management in Coastal Areas"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Joaquim Pais-Barbosa
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Guest Editor
CESAM & Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: coastal and transitional water planning and management; coastal morpho- and hydrodynamics; integrated coastal spatial planning; satellite oceanography; coastal overtopping and flooding; GIS and remote sensing
Dr. Carlos Daniel Borges Coelho
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Guest Editor
RISCO & Department of Civil Engineering, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: sediment dynamics; shoreline evolution in a medium- to long-term perspective; numerical modeling; vulnerability and risk classification of coastal areas; cost and benefit analysis of coastal erosion mitigation strategies; artificial nourishments and integrated coastal zone planning and management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Estuaries and coastal zones have aquatic ecosystems with high biodiversity, but also under high anthropogenic pressure worldwide. The planning and management of transitional and coastal water bodies are essential to prevent their deterioration and increase the protection and quality of aquatic ecosystems, as well as those of the terrestrial areas and wetlands that directly depend on them.

In this regard, it is important to disseminate the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on water resource planning and management in transition and coastal areas. Thus, this Special Issue invites significant research on in situ and remote sensing monitoring (e.g., physical parameters, microplastics), pressure analysis and assessment methodologies, hydromorphology changes and impacts, risk degradation, assessment of climate change impact on water quality, water quality modeling, nature-based solutions and measures for water quality restauration and ecosystem improvement, and decision support systems.

Dr. Joaquim Pais-Barbosa
Dr. Carlos Daniel Borges Coelho
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • planning and management
  • transitional and coastal waters
  • monitoring
  • pressure assessment
  • nature-based solutions
  • climate change
  • numeric modeling
  • water quality restauration
  • decision support systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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