Special Issue "Sediment Management: Hydropower Improvement and Habitat Evaluation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: computer-aided simulation; geomorphology; hydraulics; hydrobiology
It is predicted that 60% of all new energy investments over the next 20 years will be in renewables. It is estimated that new hydropower production will represent 25% of all new renewables, primarily due to the hydropower production potential of China, Africa, Latin America, and South-East Asia. Also in Europe, a growth of hydropower production is aimed to achieve the 2050 emission targets envisioned by the European Union. However, some of the future main economic, technical, and ecological challenges are posed by the deposition, treatment, and disturbed dynamics of sediments in river catchments, which significantly reduce the future market potential of hydropower. Because of a lack of knowledge about these sedimentological challenges (e.g., lack of process understanding), various huge economical, technical, and ecological problems with great relevance for the hydropower industry, water management authorities, and the society, are emerging.
The aim of this Special Issue is to address the state of the art as well as shortcoming and future challenges of sediment management in river systems, focusing on hydropower improvement and habitat evaluation. The presented research should provide new standards for the technological, ecological, and economical optimization of hydropower management and novel approaches to a sustainable sediment management in industrialized rivers based on (i) advanced process understanding, (ii) environmental impact assessments, and (iii) the development of new monitoring/modelling technologies.
Dr. Christoph Hauer
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- habitat assessment
- river management