Special Issue "Water Supply Assessment Systems Developing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: hydraulics and water resources engineering; hydrology; hydraulics structures design and water resources availability
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The year 2015 was a landmark for multilateralism and international policy shaping, with the adoption of several major agreements, one of them were the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 announced at the Summit realized in September. Updating the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the 17 SDGs cover an ambitious range of global topics and include water and sanitation at its core in the new agenda. A dedicated SDG 6 declaring a commitment to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. According to the UN the SDG6 on water and sanitation provides a tremendous opportunity to accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda, given the water sector’s central role in human rights, poverty reduction, inequality elimination, peace and justice, and the environment (UN-Water, 2018).
For the achievement of this SDG 6 global targets the development of water supply assessment systems plays an important and crucial role in the sustainability of water resources management.
This Special Issue will focus on highlighting ongoing research investigations and new methodologies in the developing appropriate methods and tools to measure, monitor and improve water supply are of great importance.
Within this framework, the Editors of this Special Issue would like to invite original research contributions that emphasize the following areas:
- Performance assessment systems for regular and reliable information;
- Web based platforms for criteria and metrics of water supply systems performance and dissemination of results for use in decision-making and policy-making;
- Development of performance improvement plans for private and public sectors;
- Assessment frameworks and financial plans for water supply rehabilitation;
- Water governance and regulatory processes regarding the management of water supply systems;
- Risk management concepts in the development of assessment systems in water supply that could innovate in respect to the limitations of current methods and assessment practices;
- Big data for water supply assessment systems.
Submissions of both general methodological contributions as well as case studies of the development of water supply assessment systems in different regions covering a wide range of possible governance types are strongly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. João Filipe Santos
Prof. Dr. Nelson Carriço
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Infrastructure asset management
- Performance assessment systems
- Innovative techniques on risk assessment
- Big data for water supply assessment systems
- Incorporation of climate change scenarios in the development of assessment systems