Sustainable Water Resources Management under Environmental Changes: Progresses, Challenges and Opportunities
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 4700
Interests: hydrological modeling in a changing environment
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Interests: climate change; water resources; water resources management; water security
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2. Centro de Excelencia de Geotermia de los Andes (CEGA), Universidad de Chile, Plaza Ercilla 803, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Interests: geochemistry; hydrogeology; volcanology; geothermal; lithium deposits in the salt flats; hydrological systems in the arid and semi-arid areas; environmental contamination; geology and sustainable development
We are confronted with the challenges of effectively managing resources to better achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the twenty-first century, especially for sustainable water use, energy use and agricultural practices. As everyone knows, water (W), energy (E) and food (F) are necessary for any meaningful development, and their interactions (known as the WEF nexus) have become central to discussions regarding the development and subsequent monitoring of the SDGs. As one of three key elements, water scarcity has become a critical problem for socio-economic development for multiple countries in the world, especially for these developing countries without techniques, funds and adaptive measures for sustainable use of water resources. Currently, sustainable water management has become increasingly challenging due to the complexities and vulnerabilities arising from the functioning of hydrological cycles, socio-economic factors, and diverse stakeholder perspectives, needs, values, and concerns associated with the use of water for various purposes. Certainly, the management of water resources for sustainable use and economic development is a technically and politically difficult challenge for societies due to the rapid urbanization processes, and the effects of environmental changes, including global warming and climate change, as well as population growth and geopolitical instabilities. The complex interactions and dynamic feedbacks between socio-economic and environmental systems make it difficult to understand the potential consequences of decisions under ongoing environmental changes.
Hence, this Special Issue (SI) is dedicated to “Sustainable Water Resources Management under Environmental Changes: Progresses, Challenges and Opportunities” and seeks to capture cutting-edge research and practices from researchers, practitioners, water managers, and decision-makers. We would like to provide a comprehensive collection of such water-related research contributions with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination and application of research results. In this SI, we would like to call for original papers that address the recent advances, future challenges and potential direction on the subject of sustainable water resources management from technological, economic, managerial and societal perspectives. We are also looking for papers that analyze current and/or future water resources sustainability levels at the global, country, and intra- and inter-country levels. We welcome submitted manuscripts that focus on, but are not limited to, any of the following topics:
- Water security and extreme events
- Urban water resources management
- Groundwater management
- Agricultural water management
- Integrated water resources management
- Sustainabliable water use
- Water resources carrying capacity
- Water supply and demand
- Water resources optimal allocation
- Water planning and management
- Water consumption and conservation
- Water footprint assessment
- Water–Energy–Food Nexus
The full research articles, reviews and shorter commentaries/communications from practitioners are welcome. Submissions of state-of-the-art reviews, novel methodological contributions and case studies, and global-scale analyses of sustainable water resources management are strongly encouraged.
Dr. Xiaomeng Song
Dr. Xiaojun Wang
Dr. Mohammad Ayaz Alam
Dr. Dao Nguyen Khoi
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- water security
- water resources management
- water use
- water consumption
- water supply and demand
- water footprint
- Water-Energy-Food nexus
- sustainable management