Special Issue "The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (26 October 2023) | Viewed by 1696
Interests: hydrogeology; remote sensing; MODFLOW; GRACE/GRACE-FO data; climate change; SWAT model
Recent hydrogeological research has confirmed that depletion is the most common problem for groundwater in many parts of the world. Indeed, climate change is leading to water scarcity in many regions due to a decline in heavy and erratic rainfall, flooding, prolonged droughts, changes in the water cycle, and other mechanisms that dependent on it. This situation is exacerbated in the aforementioned regions, characterized by scarce and irregular surface runoff. Groundwater is then the main resource in these regions; it is characterized by very low renewal rates and is extremely sensitive to climate change.
The depletion of water resources has been the subject of several climatological, hydrological, and hydrogeological studies, which have shown that the status of the resource mainly depends on the internal architecture of aquifers, precipitation, and exploitation, which are mainly controlled by climate change. Therefore, it seems essential to understand the process and phenomena controlling the response of aquifer systems that are exposed to these global changes.
New visualization, processing, and modeling technologies, such as process-oriented methods and remote sensing data-driven methods, are now widely applied in hydrogeological studies. Hydrogeological and hydrological modeling is an increasingly used tool used to check the consistency of available data, for a better understanding and more reliable analysis of the complex responses of the hydrosystems facing climate change. The results that have emerged from the analysis of these works relate to the difficulties of acquiring reliable data and allow us to better account for the complexity of the systems. The objective of this Special Issue is to contribute to analyzing the relevance of new technologies of data acquisition (hydrogeological data and remote sensing data), interpretation, and processing, in order to better elucidate the impact of climate change on water resources.
Dr. Mohamed Hamdi
Dr. Kalifa Goïta
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- climate change
- safe water
- strategic water
- meteorological indices
- remote-sensing-based drought indices
- water resources management
- process-oriented method (numerical modeling)
- satellite data-driven method