Special Issue "Water Quality Management of Inland Waters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2022.
Interests: water quality modeling; water quality management; inland waters; hydroinformatics; lake and reservoir management
Interests: water quality; hydrology; soil erosion; sediment transport
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Special Issue in Water: Hydrological Processes in Small Catchments—Runoff and Sediment Yield in Changing Environment
Interests: pollution transport in the aquatic environment; climate change and flooding; nature-based solutions for sustainable water management; microplastics transport
Anthropogenically driven input of pollution loads into inland waters during the Anthropocene has resulted in profound implications for the socioecological function of these waterbodies, including nutrient cycling, sediments, dissolved oxygen availability, recreational activities, primary production, socioeconomic benefits, navigation, and fishery production. At present, around 750 million tons of effluents and 350 million tons of industrial wastes are discharged into inland waters annually, leading to the loss of more than 30 percent of global biodiversity. Wastewater effluents are projected to grow due to increasing urbanization and industrial activities. Fertilizer use has been projected to double by 2050, leading to an increase of 180% and 150% in nitrogen and phosphorus effluents, respectively. In addition, the use of other chemical compounds and emerging pollutants such as microplastics is expected to increase, and consequently, novel contaminants can be a major concern in inland waters in future.
This situation can be exacerbated by climatic stressors and the changing climate, and more importantly under the status quo management of inland waters. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to highlight the recent cutting-edge findings which can help us with sustainable management of water quality across inland water bodies (both surface and ground waters) to mitigate the undesirable impacts of climate disturbances and, more importantly, human activities. The solutions presented are expected to protect natural and human-made inland waters and downstream built ecosystems at various geographical scales for the benefit of society. We are pleased to welcome research papers, technical notes, perspectives, and review papers that highlight novel achievements on issues that can improve the state of water quality, biodiversity and restoration of inland waters, and understanding of the key underlying processes which govern the behavior of pollution in aquatic domains.
Dr. Roohollah Noori
Dr. Rabin Bhattarai
Dr. Soroush Abolfathi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water quality
- climate change
- inland waters
- environmental assessment
- water resources engineering
- pollutant mixing