Special Issue "Water Resources Vulnerability and Resilience in a Changing Climate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: land hydrological processes; watershed modeling; climate change and water resources
Interests: integrated land and water management; climate change impact assessment
Climate change has direct consequences on regional and seasonal variations in hydrological cycles, from changing the severity and frequency of floods to droughts, which intricately affect the availability and quality of fresh water and the ecosystems supported by them. Changes in socio-economic activities, land-use, and food production further aggravate difficulties in managing water resources in many regions. Numerous studies have been devoted to understanding impacts and providing adaptation strategies for different climate scenarios and projections for water related issues. However, the successful implementation of adaptation with water related polices is limited due to substantial uncertainties in both climate and socio-economic projections. Furthermore, the attributions of projected changes in hydrological variables are complicated because of modifications to fresh water flows arising from climate, water abstractions, and land-use changes. Issues of surface and groundwater vulnerability and resilience in a changing climate requires innovative advances in concepts, frameworks, models, and strategies that provide deliverable knowledge for actions.
This Special Issue welcomes research articles dedicated to providing holistic solutions with systemic pathways for reducing vulnerability and enhancing resilience in all aspects of water resources against climate change. Contributions on impact assessments may include, but are not limited to, developing new frameworks or integrating and applying current models to quantify water vulnerability and resilience in changing climate.
Prof. Dr. Ming Hsu Li
Prof. Dr. Ian Holman
Prof. Dr. Ching-pin Tung
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- water resources