Special Issue "Water Resources Planning and Management in Cities"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2024 | Viewed by 2776
2. Donadeo Innovation Centre of Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9, Canada
Interests: environment analysis and assessment; water management; water quality; eco-materials and environmental chemistry
The process of water management certainly requires extensive knowledge of physical science and technology. However, at least as important, if not more important, are the multiple institutional, social, or political issues facing water planners and managers. Water planning and management refers to the ability to manage and plan water systems within a city. This capability requires knowledge of all parts of the system to ensure that they work together to maintain a a sustainable water supply for the city. Urban water resources planning, and management professionals must be able to understand the seasons, climate change, economic activities and population migration and growth to make better decisions regarding the management of water resources . Similarly, it is important to ensure that there are sufficient water resources, and allocation professionals are able to understand the nature of current water resources and how these resources will behave in the future based on climate change, seasonal weather, and catchment areas.
This Special Issue will present leading studies on current water demand patterns and accurately project future patterns based on related data , including major case studies of water resources planning and management in cities. Critical concerns and significant future challenges, as well as scientific and strategic responses will be identified.
Any proposed topics relevant to “decision making in water management” or “Water planning and allocation” projects or products are welcome. The following are some suggestions:
- Decision making is a difficult tradeoff between social, economic, environmental issues and sectoral impacts.
- Decision-making processes occur in all aspects of water resource management related to seasons, climate change, economic activities and population migration and growth.
- Clarify and define the rights of existing users, including their relationship to water availability.
- Develop a seasonal allocation of consumption and environmental water, system operation, implementation arrangements for environmental obligations, and related market operation and investment programs.
- Water resource assessments of the resources.
- Identify the nature and behavior of surface and groundwater resources, resource availability under different climate scenarios, environmental values, and their water requirements.
Dr. Jing Yuan
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- decision making
- water management
- water planning
- water allocation
- water assessment