Special Issue "Sustainable Development of Lakes and Reservoirs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: hydropower reservoirs; wastewater treatment ponds; environmental modelling; water system analysis; climate change; greenhouse gas emissions; decision support tools
Interests: aquatic ecology; monitoring; assessment; ecological modelling; water quality management; ecotechnology; decision support tools; sustainability
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Freshwater biodiversity has been substantially declining over the past years. Lakes and reservoirs are key freshwater resources that play crucial roles in human societies for drinking water provision, food production (via fisheries, aquaculture, and the irrigation of agricultural lands), recreation, energy provision (hydropower dams), wastewater treatment, and flood and drought control. Consequently, the status of these systems plays a critical role in the human health and social–economic welfare of local communities, and the biodiversity in and around these systems. Not unexpectedly, many sustainable development goals (SDG’s) are linked to these systems, which show how important these systems are for achieving sustainable development in regions that depend on these lakes. Past and recent developments have shown the multi-actor challenges of meeting these diverse objectives by the multi-faceted stakeholders. On the other hand, many opportunities are offered by current and future developments, including new monitoring and assessment methods, as well as growing scientific and social–economic insights stimulating institutions and governments to meet the SDG’s via good governance and policy actions.
This Special Issue invites authors to contribute reviews and research results ranging from innovative monitoring, assessment, and management approaches that can support the optimized and sustainable exploitation of lakes and reservoirs. Papers can handle specific and generic methods (monitoring and assessment techniques) and approaches (models, decision support tools, management actions, policy insights, and governance) that provide insight into the status, design, management, and restoration of lakes and reservoirs. Papers about natural and artificial systems (hydropower reservoirs, wastewater treatment ponds, and aquaculture systems) are welcome as contributions to this Special Issue.
Dr. Long Ho
Prof. Dr. Peter Goethals
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- sustainable development goals
- hydropower reservoirs
- flood control
- drought control
- drinking water
- wastewater treatment ponds
- drinking pools
- water recreation
- ecological networks
- ecosystem processes and functions
- ecosystem services
- habitat protection and restoration
- lake and reservoir monitoring
- nutrient enrichment
- emerging pollutants
- water borne diseases
- assessment methods
- environmental standards
- lake and reservoir modelling
- system dynamics and process control
- land–river–lake–reservoir interactions
- cost–benefit analyses
- multi-stakeholder analyses
- climate change
- climate mitigation measures
- climate adaptation measures
- management and policy development
- water governance