Special Issue "Water-Quality Modeling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: water quality modeling; advanced decision support; eutrophication; environmental engineering
Interests: water quality modeling; environmental hydraulics; advanced decision support
The field of surface water-quality model started in 1925, with the classic Streeter and Phelps model to simulate dissolved oxygen on the Ohio River. In the almost 100 years since that seminal contribution, the field has expanded to encompass a myriad of pollutants beyond oxygen-demanding wastes. These include plant nutrients, toxic organic compounds, heavy metals, pathogens, as well as emerging contaminants such as human and animal pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting compounds, microfibers, plastic waste, personal care products, and nanoparticles. Further, models have been developed and applied for all of the major natural waters and their sediments, including deep rivers, shallow streams, natural lakes, artificial impoundments, tidal rivers, estuaries, and the coastal zones of oceans and large lakes.
This Special Issue brings together emerging approaches, kinetic and computational challenges, and research frontiers related to water-quality modeling, with the ultimate aim of providing direction and concepts to carry the field into its next stages of evolution. Along with addressing new areas, approaches, and emerging pollutants, the Issue is also designed to explore the coupling and integration of water-quality modeling with other facets of the natural aqueous environment, including the biosphere, subsurface, and atmosphere, as well as interfaces with socioeconomic models and systems for decision support. In particular, water quality model frameworks addressing future problems such as climate change and mega-urbanization would be of particular interest.
Prof. Dr. Steven Chapra
Prof. Dr. Luis Alejandro Camacho Botero
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- water quality
- emerging contaminants
- decision support
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
 Steven C. Chapra, Luis A. Camacho
SMART WATERS: The next phase of water quality modelling and management in the face of climate change and mega-urbanization: Real-time distributed control
 James L. Martin, Timothy Wool
WASP 8.31: The making of EPAs next generation water quality model
 Rene A. Camacho, Hugo Rodriguez, Brian Watson
Tittle: Advancing linked hydrodynamic and water quality modeling: Evolution and future of the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC)
 Martin T. Auer, Cory P. McDonald, Pengfei Xue and Anika Kuczynski
The need for more refined water quality models when the environmental stakes is high: Modeling phosphorus Cladophora dynamics in the Great Lakes nearshore
 Luis A. Camacho, Mario Jiménez, Steven C. Chapra
Solute transport and water quality modelling of mountain rivers