Special Issue "Advances in Integrated Watershed Modeling and Decision Support for Watershed Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2021.
Interests: digital terrain analysis; watershed modeling and BMPs scenario analysis; digital soil mapping; intelligent geographical modeling; parallel geocomputation
Scenario analysis and spatial optimization of best management practices (BMPs) based on watershed processes simulation coupled with intelligent optimization algorithms is an effective simulation-based framework which can detailedly evaluate the environmental effectiveness and cost-benefit of potential landuse configurations in advance and recommend those optimal scenarios. This framework is extremely valuable for watershed management planning in the context of climate change, sustainable development goals (SDGs), and decision-making with multiple stakeholders. In recent years, multidisciplinary researches are facilitating and accelerating progress in almost all parts of this framework, such as integrated watershed modeling, high-performance computation of spatially distributed watershed models, intelligent modeling, participatory spatial plan, new types of spatial units for configuring BMP scenarios, intelligent spatial optimization, and corresponding easy-to-use tools.
This special issue aims to collect original research and review articles on the recent advances in integrated watershed modeling and decision support for watershed management, including, but not limited to, methods, tools, and applications of integrated watershed modeling, high-performance watershed simulation, scenario analysis and spatial optimization of watershed BMPs.
Prof. Dr. Cheng-Zhi Qin
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- Watershed manangement
- Best Management Practice (BMP)
- Scenario analysis
- Spatial optimization
- Integrated watershed modeling
- Intelligent modeling
- Decision support tool