Special Issue "Dynamics of Water and Sediments and Their Implications for Integrated Watershed Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Dr. Xizhi Lv
Yellow River Institute of Hydraulic Research
In many large rivers across the world, high concentrations of sediments are of major concern to local decision makers. Such issues have strong environmental and ecological implications for governmental and research communities. For example, high-concentration sediments in natural water bodies may represent high vulnerability to soil erosion upstream of a specific river basin. Additionally, they may be multiplied by contaminants in the water and act as carriers of these contaminants in the water. Moreover, conditions of high-concentration sentiments may be further combined with many water-related problems, such as water resources shortage, water quality degradation, and flooding. Such combined effects may be further complicated by many changing conditions (e.g., climate change). This is leading to multiple levels of complexity for decision makers and water managers, posing potential threats to the sustainable development of river basins in many countries. Therefore, it is desired to understand and quantify the dynamics of water and sediments and their implications for integrated watershed management in rivers with high sediment concentration.
Recently, many research activities have been initiated for dealing with these issues, and a number of excellent papers have been generated related to the dynamics of water and sediments and their implications for integrated watershed management. Thus, we want to publish selected high-quality papers in a journal to broaden their impacts. These products represent an achievement in global water resources and hydrological science and pose a scientific basis for basin management, particularly those basins with high sediment concentration across the world, making it worthwhile to publish them in a high-quality international journal. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you would kindly consider us as editors of a Special Issue entitled “Dynamics of Water and Sediments and Their Implications for Integrated Watershed Management”). We would offer to do all reviewing and editing works, and will act as the key contacts. We believe that this Special Issue will provide a viable forum for sharing experiences and facilitating further discussions, in addition to helping promote research, development, and application in sediment simulation and management, water resources simulation and management, and decision making. It will also help demonstrate the leading role of the journal in relevant fields.
Potential contributors may include but are not limited to: authors of the relevant projects, workshops, symposiums, and conferences; researchers involved in climate change, hydrology, sediment simulation, water quality simulation, watershed modeling, and water resources projects; and other leading researchers in the related areas. At the same time, potential readers may include:
- Researchers, scientists, engineers, and policy makers working in areas such as climate change, hydrology and water resources, and environmental science and engineering;
- Researchers, scientists, engineers, and policy makers working in water/watershed systems modeling;
- Researchers working in artificial intelligence and expert systems for climate change impact analysis and the associated implications in sediments, water resources, and watershed management;
- Researchers working in mathematical models for water and sediment cycles;
- Scientists, engineers and policy makers in hydrology, water and sediment systems;
- Researchers working in computer applications for decision support of sustainable water resources management;
- Researchers in climate change impact analysis, adaptation planning, and vulnerability analysis of large high-sediment river basins.
Prof. Dr. Yanpeng Cai
Dr. Xizhi Lv
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