Special Issue "Efficient Practices of Land Use Management for Water Resources Protection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: hydrology; sustainable water resources management; groundwater
Interests: slope stability; hydrological modeling; water balance; evapotranspiration modeling; hydro-thermal modeling; landslides; evaporation; unsaturated soil
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We invite you to submit your latest research findings showing progresses about the topic “Efficient Practices of Land-Use Management for Water Resources Protection’’ to a Special Issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441), an open-access journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water).
Customized and target-oriented land-use activities for water resources protection are urgently needed in order to guarantee the quantity and quality of this precious resource. Challenges in the planning and implementation of best management practices rely on balancing conflicts between different stakeholders and the adaptation to uncertain climate change scenarios. Moreover, an integrated and modern concept of land-use management also requires considering best management practices that can enhance flood and drought prevention. Considering climate change and land-use change can lead to a reconsideration of the currently employed management practices that are considered sustainable under present conditions.
This Special Issue has the aim of collecting relevant case studies in which novel land-use best management practises are developed, modelled, or implemented to increase or guarantee secure access to water resources. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research works on governance issues related to the implementation of such practices and on solving stakeholder conflicts are also of interest for this Special Issue. Regional review or comparative studies depicting the current situation, at least at a national level, are also welcome if they are able to highlight the research needs to overcome the currently identified challenges.
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Chiogna
Dr. Guido Rianna
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Land-use management
- Drinking water
- Climate change adaptation
- Integrated water resources management