Special Issue "Water Resources Assessment, Development and Management in Coupled Human-Natural Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Dr. Duong Du Bui
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Vietnam
Interests: water monitoring and assessment; water management
Water resources assessment and management are key to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular the dedicated goal on water and sanitation (SDG6). In 2016, the "Shenzhen Declaration on Global Hydrological Science and Practice" (Hereafter referred as the "Shenzhen Declaration") was released after the first International Conference on Hydrological Knowledge Innovation and its Practices in Developing Countries, organized by the scientific decade 2013–2022 of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). The Shenzhen Declaration emphasizes water resources assessment and management in coupled human–natural systems, particularly in developing countries. In the context of global change, many solutions to water resources assessment and management challenges can be sought, using the approach of coupled human–natural systems (https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0193.1). These challenges include, to mention a few, integrated assessment approaches of green and blue water resources, accounting for water footprint and virtual water, understanding the water–energy–food nexus, globalization vs. localization of water resources, water management by considering both physical and virtual water, and the impacts of ongoing industrial and demographic transition on water security.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together new theory, methods, technologies, and policy recommendations in water resources assessment and management in coupled human–natural systems. The overarching theme of this Special Issue is “Water Resources Assessment, Development, and Management in Coupled Human–Natural Systems”, with the following focal areas:
- Water–energy–food nexus
- Integrated assessment of green and blue water resources, as well as virtual water and water footprint
- Efficient water resources utilization
- Water resources planning under the changing environment and evolving economic structure
- Trade-offs between economic competitiveness, social welfare, and environmental sustainability
- Policy implementation and scenarios on water security and sustainability
Water is an intrinsic issue for the Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, this Special Issue will be of high interest to scientists, scholars, planners, decision makers, and the general readership of the journal. We invite the scientific community to contribute manuscripts regarding suitable topics to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Jianyun Zhang
Prof. Dr. Junguo Liu
Prof. Dr. Xiaojun Wang
Prof. Dr. Jiaguo Qi
Prof. Dr. Chunmiao Zheng
Prof. Dr. Olli Varis
Prof. Dr. Hong Yang
Dr. Duong Du Bui
Dr. Jialiang Cai
Manuscript Submission Information
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