Special Issue "Sustainable Water Resource Management and Agricultural Production under Ongoing Environmental Changes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
During the last century, the world population has grown at an unprecedented rate, causing an increase of anthropogenic pressure on natural resources. Disturbances related to human activities have resulted in multifaceted environmental changes, including ecological and climatic disturbances. The footprints of these changes are frequently evidenced in many locations around the globe as direct consequences of urbanization, deforestation, agriculture intensification, fossil energy use, or poor freshwater resource management. As the world population keeps growing, food and freshwater demands are increasing, while agricultural land areas are becoming more limited, along with declining water resources, both in quality and quantity. In this context, it is critical to rethink the use of natural resources in a manner that minimizes environmental impacts while leveraging freshwater and food supplies. To achieve such a goal, strategies developed for water resource management and agricultural food production must take into consideration the ongoing environmental changes. Nonetheless, these changes are complex and need to be thoroughly understood to manage water resources and agricultural production in a sustainable manner. This Special Issue of Sustainability aims to capitalize on recent research advances and scientific knowledge aligning with the efficient use of water resources and agriculture sustainability. Submitted manuscripts may focus on one or more of the following research fields:
- Climate impact on agricultural production;
- Water resource management, including water quality/quantity modeling and remote sensing;
- Multiscale land-use–land-cover change studies.
Dr. Clement D. D. Sohoulande
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 1900 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 resources
- environmental sustainability
- water quality