Special Issue "Water ​Management and ​Environmental Protection"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mariusz Adynkiewicz-Piragas
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Guest Editor
Institute of Meteorology and Water Management National Research Institute (IMGW-PIB), Warszawa, Poland
Interests: water management; hydromorphology; water resources; environmental development; eco-engineering; hydrology; climate adaptation; environmental protection
Dr. Daniel Gebler
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Guest Editor
Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Interests: rivers; macrophytes; ecological status assessment; biodiversity; hydromorphology; water quality; artificial neural networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water resources management is a conscious human activity concerned with the adaptation of natural resources to the needs of human existence. In the year 2000, with the adoption of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), we were faced with a new challenge to consider the environmental aspects of comprehensive water management. Previously, water management mainly focused on resources management to provide good-quality water for end users. Currently, one of the most important users is the natural environment, which also requires water in the right quantity and quality. Consequently, it is crucial to manage water resources sustainably, reconcile the interests of water users, and protect and not deteriorate the state of the natural environment. To meet these requirements, water resources should be considered in terms of quantity, quality, spatial variability, and the current and projected temporal variability (e.g., considering climate changes). Water management is one of the sectors of the national economy which, in the long term, affects not only the production capacity but also determines the biological existence of living organisms. Furthermore, the ongoing climate changes will cause a significant increase in uncertainty, which in the future may make it much more difficult to find compromise solutions and make decisions. Therefore, the introduction of numerous restrictions and appropriate solutions resulting from the adopted environmental protection requirements is very important.

Currently, more than 20 years after the adoption of the WFD, we can point out the effects of the functioning of the new approach to water management and define further challenges. For this Special Issue, studies concerning the latest knowledge in the field of water conditions, protection, and sustainable management, with special consideration of environmental aspects, will be especially welcomed. The topics will include:

  • Sustainable management of water resources;
  • Evaluation of the ecological status of waters;
  • Environmental services of aquatic ecosystems;
  • The influence of climate changes on water management;
  • Innovative solutions in water management considering environmental needs;
  • Water resources modelling;
  • Methods of water management optimization.

Dr. Mariusz Adynkiewicz-Piragas
Dr. Daniel Gebler
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • water management
  • water policies
  • integrated modeling
  • climate changes
  • water resources
  • ecological status of waters
  • bio-monitoring
  • aquatic ecosystems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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