Special Issue "Managing Water Resources in Large River Basins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: river basin management; water information; integrated water management; water security; water systems modelling
Interests: natural resources management; water security and IWRM; climate change; international water; water economics; hydromet
Management of water resources in large rivers basins typically differs in important ways from management in smaller basins. While in smaller basins the focus of water resources management may be on project implementation, irrigation and drainage management, water use effciency and flood operations; in larger basins, because of the greater complexity and competing interests, there is often a greater need for long-term strategic river basin planning across sectors and jurisdictions, and considering social, environmental and economic outcomes. This puts a focus on sustainable development, including consumptive water use and non-consumptive water uses, such as inland navigation and hydropower. It also requires consideration of hard or technical issues—data, modelling, infrastructure—as well as soft issues of goverance, including legal frameworks, policies, institutions and political economy. This Special Issue of Water traverses these hard and soft aspects of managing water resources in large river basins through a series of diverse case studies from across the globe that demonstrate recent advances in both technical and goverance innovations in river basin management.
Dr. William Young
Dr. Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep
Manuscript Submission Information
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- river basin planning
- sustainable development
- water governance
- transboundary cooperation
- flood forecasting
- intersectoral allocation