Special Issue "Advances in Transboundary Aquifer Assessment"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2021).
Interests: comparative evaluation of water management, policy, and governance in water-scarce regions; groundwater recharge; and transboundary aquifer assessment
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The need to feed and support the world’s growing population has placed a spotlight on the world’s underground freshwater resources. As groundwater use increases globally, there is growing recognition that critical to sound groundwater management is a detailed understanding of aquifer conditions. Of special consideration is aquifer assessment in a transboundary setting, where cooperation of multiple jurisdictions, sometimes with different languages and cultures, is required. The paucity of formal agreements governing the sharing of groundwater across borders suggests there is an opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the science as well as management of transboundary aquifers through sharing approaches to and results of transboundary aquifer assessment efforts. This Special Issue of Water invites papers reporting on transboundary aquifer assessment research. The guest editors invite papers that describe aquifers, groundwater availability and quality, and water use. Integrated studies, including modeling, that incorporate various aspects of the hydrologic system and/or socioeconomic conditions are welcomed. In addition, the Guest Editors invite papers analyzing relevant institutional issues and mechanisms for cooperation, which could serve as the foundation for collaboration extending to management of transboundary groundwater. We encourage authors to share both challenges and successes associated with working across jurisdictional borders, whether they be borders between sovereign nations, as well as between different states or jurisdictions within a country. Papers that address cooperative mechanisms for transboundary aquifer assessment are also invited.
Prof. Sharon B. Megdal
Dr. Anne-Marie Matherne
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- transboundary aquifer assessment
- aquifer conditions
- hydrologic modeling
- cooperative mechanisms