Special Issue "Impacts of Landscape Change on Water Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2020).
Interests: hydrology; watershed modeling; impact assessment of land use change and climate change; water quality; uncertainty assessment in modeling
In order to manage our valuable water resources, it is imperative to understand the degree of vulnerabilities and resiliency to changes in landscape. Continuous changes in land use and land cover can have many drivers, including population growth, urbanization, demand for food, evolution of socio-economic structure, policy regulations, and climate variability. Potential impacts due to these changes could range from changes in water availability (due to changes in losses of water to evapotranspiration and recharge) to degradation in water quality (increased erosion, salinity, chemical loadings, and pathogens). Fields studies are conducted to understand this complexity at local scales, while analyses at regional or watershed scales adopt modeling and simulation strategies. A range of tools, including hydrological, biophysical, ecosystem models are used (stand alone or in combination) to investigate important questions regarding impacts in order to inform the decision making process. These decision analysis tools identify landscape-change impacts, risks, and uncertainties to provide guidance to make key management decisions. In this Special Issue, we will include research and discussion topics from field investigations, as well as analytical and modeling studies to better understand the connection between landscape change and water resources at various scales.
Prof. Dr. Manoj K. Jha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- land use change
- water resources
- water availability
- water quality
- modeling tools
- impact assessment