Special Issue "Hydrology and Climate-Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 January 2022.
Interests: the development of mathematical models for assessing climate change’s impacts on water resources, water infrastructure, hydropower, and agricultural productivity, and developing adaptation strategies.
According to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report and other subsequent reports from the IPCC, it is unequivocal that the increasing emissions of greenhouse gases are leading to climate change. This is having a profound effect on water resources, which in turn are having a significant impact on socioeconomic and political scenarios. The changing climatic conditions are projected to cause an increased number of extreme weather events, such as cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons, leading to floods on the one hand and extreme droughts on the other. These, in turn, impact ecosystems, water quality, agricultural productivity, and infrastructure service conditions.
Sustainability aims to bring out a Special Issue compiling recent research and developments across the globe in this area. Researchers are invited to submit their papers/contributions in the following areas:
- Mathematical modeling methods for assessing climate change’s impacts on hydrology and water quality—innovative approaches to modeling chains, bias-correction methods for climate models, and uncertainty assessment.
- Case studies to assess the impacts of climate change on water, infrastructure, agriculture, and ecosystems.
- The development of new computational tools and frameworks, such as data-driven approaches, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, to name a few.
- Databases—intensive datasets are often required to validate the models. These datasets are often available for North American and European watersheds. Any datasets from intensely monitored watersheds from Asia, Africa and South America are of immense use.
- Adaptation strategies: the development of methodological frameworks and real-life case studies for adaptation strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Dr. Tirupati Bolisetti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate-change impacts
- climate adaptation
- hydrological modeling
- bias correction