Special Issue "Hydrosystems Engineering and Water Resource Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 March 2024 | Viewed by 5255
Interests: sustainable drainage systems (SuDSs); green infrastructure (permeable pavements; engineered wetlands) combined with ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs) and water-sourced heat pumps (WSHPs); urban water engineering; transport phenomena of emerging contaminants (microplastics) and microbiological pollutants in urban drainage systems; water distribution networks and water demand modelling; 3D printing of critical infrastructure within water and wastewater industries
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Interests: water and wastewater engineering; water–waste-energy nexus; transportation and transformation processes in the environment; biological process engineering of wastewater and solid wates; modelling of environmental engineering systems
Hydrosystems engineering and water resource management are core disciplines that play a vital role in ensuring the sustainable use and management of our water resources. Hydrosystems engineering encompasses an interdisciplinary approach of water engineering, hydrology, and water resource management, working together and identifying strategies for effectively managing water resources. This Special Issue has a specific focus on developing and implementing engineering strategies and policies that help to effectively manage and utilise water resources, while also taking into account the potential environmental, economic, and societal impacts associated with these actions.
This Special Issue on hydrosystems engineering and water resource management covers a wide range of topics related to water supply management; flood risk assessment and mitigation; water quality management; ground water and aquifer management; sustainable water resources; river basin management; hydraulic infrastructure; and climate change impact assessments. One of the key topics covered in this Special Issue is water resource management. As the demand for water increases, it has become increasingly important to develop effective strategies for managing water resources in order to meet the growing demand. These strategies generally involve a combination of water conservation measures, such as reducing water use in households and businesses, and optimising water and wastewater infrastructure, such as via water loss prevention; the use of advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies; and efficient storage and retention facilities. Another key topic covered in this Special Issue is flood risk assessment and mitigation. Natural disasters, such as floods, can have devastating impacts on communities, particularly in urban areas. To mitigate these risks, hydrosystems engineering and water resource management are critical in developing flood risk maps; building flood protection infrastructure; hydraulic infrastructure protection; and identifying sustainable strategies for managing flood risks. Water resource management is another important topic covered in this Special Issue. With increasing levels of pollution in our waterways, it has become critical to develop systems and policies that help to maintain the quality of our water resources. Among other things, these systems may involve advanced treatment technologies, such as membrane filtration and reverse osmosis, or policies that limit the amount of pollution that can be discharged into waterways. Groundwater and aquifer management is another significant topic that is covered in this Special Issue. Aquifers are underground reservoirs that are critical for storing and distributing water. Managing these resources effectively involves understanding the hydrology of the aquifer, as well as the potential impacts of human activities, such as groundwater pumping. River basin management is another important topic covered in this Special Issue. River basins include complex systems that involve a variety of different factors, including hydrology; ecology; and socioeconomic factors. Effective river basin management involves analysing these complex systems and developing strategies that balance competing demands for water resources, while also taking into account the needs of local communities and ecosystems. This Special Issue (Hydrosystems Engineering and Water Resource Management) also covers the impact of climate change on water resource management. As the climate continues to change at an unprecedented rate, it is becoming increasingly important to develop strategies for managing and adapting to these changes. These strategies may involve developing a new water supply infrastructure that is better suited to changing climatic conditions or developing policies that encourage a more sustainable use of water resources.
Overall, the Special Issue on hydrosystems engineering and water resource management covers a wide range of important topics related to the sustainable use and management of our water resources. By bringing together research from leading experts in these fields, the journal provides important insights and guidance for policymakers, engineers, and other stakeholders involved in water resource management.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Urban environments and water interactions;
- Hydrosystems engineering reliability assessment and risk analysis;
- Engineering hydrology and climate change;
- Groundwater and aquifer management;
- Water and wastewater treatment;
- Water use management;
- River basin management;
- Flood risk assessment, modelling, and engineering;
- Sustainable drainage systems (SuDSs);
- Water resource management;
- Water data analytics; big-data- and artificial-intelligence-driven hydro-models;
- Water system analysis and environmental policy research.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Kiran Tota-Maharaj
Prof. Dr. Hazi Azamathulla
Prof. Dr. Rao Bhamidimarri
Prof. Dr. Bimlesh Kumar
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- water resources
- water data analytics
- floods and river catchment systems
- sustainable drainage systems (SuDSs)
- hydraulic infrastructure