Special Issue "Integrated Watershed Management Modeling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: multidisciplinary modeling; watershed modeling; ecosystem modeling; renewable energy
Interests: integrated watershed modeling; climate change; urban hydrology and hydraulics
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Watersheds consist of terrestrial and aquatic systems. Natural biogeochemical and hydrological processes interact with social and economic drivers through land-use change and human activities at different scales. Social scientists and economists have different approaches to studying land-use and land-use change. Policymakers and social scientists have together identified the need to explore the potential indicators of how human activities and climate change affect land-use change and associated impacts, such as sediment, water quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and toxic substances transferred by the agriculture and industry to the river, and hydrological and weather extremes. Therefore, tranditional approaches are insufficient to understand a river basin system for sustainable development and watershed management. Using an integrated model, greater levels of realism can be incorporated to analyze and evaluate how biogeochemical, hydrological, and social processes interact. We are now facing the challenge of developing integrated modeling frameworks to provide quantitative evidence for policymakers on water management issues. This Special Issue of Water invites innovative scientific contributions that tackle integrated watershed modeling and management for policy identification and assessment, including quantifying the response of watersheds to policy interventions; land-use change or climate change; addressing the nexus between water, energy, food, climate change, and the environment; characterizing the role of modeling in decision making; formalizing their interactions; or improving the theoretical understanding of complex adaptive systems. We invite contributions that address these and other challenges with a focus on watershed modeling and management from local, regional, or global perspectives.
Prof. Junye Wang
Dr. Narayan Kumar Shrestha
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Watershed modeling
- Watershed management
- Water quality modeling
- Integrated modeling
- Water resource assessment
- Nonpoint pollution
- Climate change
- Greenhouse gas emmisions