Special Issue "Water Resources Management and Extreme Events"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Joaquin Melgarejo
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Guest Editor
University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Interests: water resources management; natural resources economy; history and economic institutions; socioeconomic impacts; insurance
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Dr. Patricia Fernández-Aracil
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Guest Editor
University Institute of Water and Environmental Sciences, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Interests: water resources management; applied economics; waste management; local budgets; tourism; spatial planning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water scarcity and extreme events are increasing environmental and socioeconomic problems that require attention worldwide. This Special Issue aims to take an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at the current challenges facing national economies and societies with regard to extreme phenomena, such as droughts and floods. National and local governments are challenged to respond to resolve the drawbacks that these disastrous events may cause. With regard to the risk associated with these events (which frequency is expected to increase due to climate change) and their interactions, a range of impacts may arise, such as socioeconomic losses or environmental problems. Thus, for this Special Issue, we welcome different types of contributions, and themes of interest include (but are not be limited to): flooding and droughts and their respective impacts; spatial and urban planning; early warning systems; estimation of losses; risk communication; meteorology; integrated analysis; risk mitigation; infrastructures; nature-based management; heritage; transport; legal assessment; vulnerability analysis; public participation or case studies. We especially encourage submissions that examine results from a socioeconomic perspective, considering policy and governance determinants.

Dr. Joaquin Melgarejo
Dr. Patricia Fernández-Aracil
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.


  • socioeconomic impacts
  • mitigation strategies
  • urban and spatial planning
  • agriculture
  • environmental impacts
  • nature-based solutions
  • governance and regulation
  • heritage
  • public participation and policy
  • infrastructure

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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