Special Issue "Advances in Groundwater and Surface Water Monitoring and Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater and transport modelling; saline aquifer; hydrogeochemistry; integrated coastal and water management
Interests: environmental geochemistry; potential harmful elements (PHEs) in sediment, soil and water; geoinformatics (GIS); water science; soil science; irrigation and water management; environmental monitoring and impact assessment; circular economy; agricultural residual biomasses (ARB)
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Interests: quantitative structural geology and geomechanics with special interest in fracture and fault mechanics; petrophysical characterization and fluid flow modelling in fractured reservoirs and aquifers; coastal zone hydrology and hydrogeology; relationships between surface water and groundwater; effects of water quality on vegetation
This Special Issue on “Advances in Groundwater and Surface Water Monitoring and Management” invites papers presenting the recent developments and progress in water monitoring, and those discussing the sustainable management of groundwater and surface water resources.
The quality and quantity of water resources can be affected by several natural and anthropic factors, and in the near future there will be increasing competition for water amongst uses and users. It is well known that climate change (CC) will also exacerbate these tensions and will increase uncertainty about good quality water availability and demand in the future. Monitoring water availability, withdrawals, and consumption enables the use of mechanisms to promote improved allocation between users and uses, as well as sustainable water management solutions for its more effective storage and conservation. Similarly, water quality data are needed in order to support decision making on health and environmental issues and to address the appropriate management of these water.
In this context, the development and implementation of novel technologies and approaches of water monitoring is fundamental in order to reduce time and cost, and to allow for early warning and rapid response to events (such as floods, surface and ground water contaminations, etc.), as well as to promote sustainable practices for water storage and conservation.
This Special Issue will include research on surface water and groundwater monitoring via different assessment methods, focusing on the recent advancement in water quality monitoring (i.e., contaminants of emerging concern CECs in surface water, groundwater salinization, isotopes, etc.), the use of innovative water monitoring technologies for in-situ and on-line real time measurements, and pioneering sustainable management practices able to mitigate CC effects on surface water and groundwater. We invite you to submit papers that involve innovative methods to deal with the continuous-timed monitoring of water, real-time applications, groundwater and surface water interactions, agro-ecosystem approaches for storage and conservation, and any other innovative solutions to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the quality and quantity of water resources.
We also welcome theoretical and applied analyses about monitoring methods, procedures, and integrated approaches involving both analytical and numerical solutions for data processing. We are particularly open to contributions that demonstrate novel developments and applications in any step of water monitoring and sustainable management, in different geographic and climatic contexts, both at national and local scales. Studies reporting the application of remote sensing techniques are also encouraged.
Dr. Beatrice M. S. Giambastiani
Dr. Nicolas Greggio
Prof. Marco Antonellini
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. Water 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 2200 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 monitoring
- groundwater and surface water interaction
- water resources assessment
- groundwater and surface water storage and conservation
- groundwater and surface water in agro-ecosystem
- innovative technologies