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Special Issue "Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Variability of Water Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Interests: catchment hydrology; water resources assessment in well-gauged, poorly gauged and ungauged catchments; spatial and temporal variability of water resources; impact of global changes (e.g., climate and land use changes) on water resources; drought assessment and management; integrated water resources planning and management; sustainable development
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Sustainable water resources management occupies a prominent position in the global agenda. Improved knowledge on water resources availability, including their spatial and temporal variability, is pivotal to making progress towards sustainable development. Despite scientific progress in hydrology and water resources assessment, the current knowledge on water availability across a range of spatial and temporal scales (e.g., global, regional, river basin, inter- and intra-annual variability) is still limited, especially in view of the rapidly changing world. Water availability is changing both spatially and temporally because of the natural hydro-climatic variability and of global changes triggered by anthropogenic factors. This Special Issue aims to contribute to advancing the scientific knowledge related to water resources variability and availability. Original and novel contributions are invited for this Special Issue, with specific focus on the following topics:
- Global, regional, country- and river basin-level assessments of water resources variability and availably
- Advances and application of modelling techniques to assess the spatio-temporal variability of water resources
- Application of statistical techniques (e.g., flow duration and trend detection) to assess variability, assurance, and trends in water resources
- Assessment of water resources in poorly gauged and ungauged basins
- An integrated analysis of various data sources, i.e., field monitoring and remote sensing, to assess water resources
- Spatial and temporal variability of hydrological extremes (flood and droughts)
- Impact of global changes on water resources, including but not limited to, climate, land use, and socio-economic changes
- Integrating spatial and temporal variability of water resources into sustainable water resources planning and management
The submissions may cover the above-mentioned or related issues in the form of a review, synthesis, or case study research. The accepted papers will be published in open access, ensuring widespread availability, according to the policy of MDPI, which is a well-recognized open access publisher with growing impact.
Dr. Ilyas Masih
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 monthly 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 1800 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.
- water resources
- spatial and temporal variability
- integrated use of ground and remotely sensed data
- water resources assessment
- hydrological modelling
- trend analysis
- water availability
- global change impact
- sustainable water resources development