Special Issue "Sustainable Water Resources Management and Water Supply"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 September 2023 | Viewed by 1872
Interests: water resources management under climate change; environmental and fluvial hydraulics; surface water and ground water hydrology
Interests: surface and groundwater hydrology; water quality modeling; stochastic hydrology; irrigation hydraulics; entropy theory; dam breach modeling
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Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Over one billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Thus, sustainable water resources management and water supply are critical in order to maintain a sustainable economy, environment, ecosystem, and society. Factors such as population growth, standard of living, migration of people from rural areas to urban areas, land use/land cover changes, climate change, global warming, rainfall variability, water pollution, water policies, and increased agricultural and industrial water demand affect the availability and security of water both now and in the future. Further, increased drought and aridification, mismanagement of groundwater resources, seawater intrusion, land degradation, and pollution undermine equitable water supply. Thus, it is important to develop innovative technologies and formulate appropriate government policies, and provide workable institutional arrangements for sustainable water resources management and water supply. These interventions will increase water use efficiency and productivity, as well as environmental security and social wellbeing in the longer term.
This Special Issue aims to address “Sustainable Water Resources Management and water supply.” To this end, we are seeking articles that address problems, challenges, opportunities, tools and technologies, development, and management related to the sustainability of water resources in urban, rural, desert, and mountainous areas and water sources. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
- Water availability.
- Water balance.
- Water resources development.
- Water supply management.
- Water demand management.
- Water pricing.
- Water wastage.
- Impact of climate change on water use.
- Global warming.
- Riverbank filtration.
- Water supply distribution.
- Rainwater harvesting.
- Impact of urbanisation and industrialization on water resources management.
- Ground and surface water quality and quantity.
- Surface and ground water interactions.
- Political and socio-economic challenges in water management and water supply.
- Impact of climate change on water resources.
- River rejuvenation.
- Developments in water use and reuse methods.
- Water management strategies for green growth.
- Tool and techniques for water management and water supply.
- Water use efficiency.
- Water recycling.
- Water reuse.
- Grey water.
- Groundwater recharge.
- Changes in lifestyle.
- Water saving.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Chandra Shekhar Prasad Ojha
Prof. Dr. Vijay P. Singh
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- water balance
- water resources development
- water supply management
- water demand management
- water recycling
- water reuse
- water saving