Special Issue "Large Rivers in a Changing Environment"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Erosion and Sediment Transport".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Helmut Habersack
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Guest Editor
BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Interests: sediment transport; river morphodynamics; ecohydraulics; river restoration; integrated flood risk management; sustainable hydropower

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The pressures and impacts on the world’s large rivers have increased greatly in recent years. Large rivers are particularly exposed to problems of multiple uses, often with conflicting aims. At the global scale, there is no comprehensive assessment of the current status of the world’s large rivers, the conflicting demands on such rivers, and likely future anthropogenic impacts, as well as the potential for restoration and the associated problems.

Especially in the context of climate change, rivers are facing multiple challenges. This Special Issue presents research findings from large rivers all over the world, documenting the changes of the past decades and providing possible solutions for a better management of these very important water bodies.

Prof. Dr. Helmut Habersack
Guest Editor

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  • world’s large rivers
  • climate change
  • changing environment
  • adaptation strategies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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