Special Issue "Methods and Practices for the Sustainable Management of Lake and River Hydrological Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 2305
Interests: hydrology of groundwater and surface water; agricultural hydraulics; water resources and environmental management; water quality; computational hydraulics
Interests: freshwater ecology; freshwater fish; conservation and management of freshwater ecosystems; water quality; ecotoxicology; ecosystems structure and functioning
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Hydrological systems and freshwater habitats have been under pressure for decades by anthropogenic influences and the subsequent effects of urbanization, intensive agriculture and energy production. Furthermore, climate change exerts additional pressure on freshwater resources and their ecosystems, endangering their sustainability. Lakes and rivers are particularly vulnerable and the sustainable management of their hydrological regimes and ecosystems is crucial.
To address this, new methods and practices need to be considered to sustain lake and river ecosystems, which take into account economic activities in their sub-catchment areas. In this direction, interdisciplinary approaches covering both hydrological and biological aspects of water bodies are necessary to achieve environmentally, economically and socially sustainable development.
We particularly invite innovation methods and practices in case studies of lakes and rivers associated with modelling, monitoring and field investigations. In this Special Issue, original research articles and critical reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Hydrological analysis and modelling;
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation;
- Ecological lake levels and river flow assessments;
- Habitat analysis methods and species–environment models;
- Ecological requirements analysis of biological species to support sustainability;
- Monitoring of hydrological and biological parameters;
- Combination of hydrological, ecological, economic and social factors for freshwater resources management.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Charalampos Doulgeris
Dr. Dimitra Bobori
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- water resources management
- ecological lake level
- environmentally minimum river flow
- habitat analysis
- ecological requirements