Special Issue "Perspectives on River Catchment Resilience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: hydroclimatology; regional climate change; downscaling; climate impacts; freshwater environments; heatwaves; floods; droughts
Interests: fluvial geomorphology; river temperatures; upland management; ecosystem services
Resilience has emerged as a common paradigm in policy discourse around environmental risks such as climate change. This trend reflects growing social and political awareness of environmental risks and also an acceptance that society must plan to cope with the impact of risks that cannot be mitigated entirely.
Despite the general consensus that resilience is desirable, there are many perspectives on what it means, how to measure it, and how to use it as a basis for decision-making. This presents a particular challenge for managers of river catchments, who must prepare for risks from climate change and other pressures whilst balancing the competing needs of multiple stakeholders.
This Special Issue explores catchment resilience from alternative disciplinary perspectives to ask how it can be used as a basis for river catchment management. These water-related perspectives include social dimensions, flooding, geomorphology, agriculture, coastal zones, and ecology. The collection will also include a synthesis paper.
Prof. Robert L. Wilby
Dr. Harriet Orr
Dr. Nigel Watson
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