Special Issue "The Future of Water Management in Central Asia"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: water resources management in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Central Asia; environmental engineering; environmental impact assessment; soil and water conservation; hydrology; water resources management; watershed management; water resources engineering; integrated water resources management; flood modeling; water quality modeling; watershed hydrology; hydrological modeling; integrated lake/river basin management; storm water management; hydrologic and water resources modeling and simulation
Interests: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); hygiene behavior in schools and healthcare facilities
We encourage you to submit papers for an important Special Issue of Water, focused on the future of water management in Central Asia. Central Asia represents an important strategic geopolitical region. It has often been identified as a region close to potential conflict regarding water usage. For example, sharing of the water from the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya in the Aral Sea Basin has exposed a complex picture of water needs and potential political conflict. The rapid population increase together with climate change impacts are likely to further aggravate the near-future situation for water management in the region. Papers for this Special Issue should be forward-looking in the sense that we use contemporary knowledge together with water management tools to forecast how the future of water usage might look like in the region in response to future climate changes and how this will affect socioeconomic development. Case studies that consider aspects of water management in view of climate variability are suitable; however, they must substantively contribute to a broader understanding of this topic and allow for general management aspects regarding climate change effects.
Prof. Dr. Ronny Berndtsson
Dr. Kamshat Tussupova
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Central Asia
- water management
- water conflict
- climate change
- socioeconomic development