Special Issue on Water Scarcity, Security and Sustainability
• 大类 : 地学 - 2区
• 小类 : 工程：土木 - 1区
• 小类 : 地球科学综合 - 2区
• 小类 : 水资源 - 2区
Given the many perspectives regarding the mitigation of water scarcity via secure, and sustainable concepts, there is a critical need to create a knowledge base regarding the intersections of these issues to ensure both the ecological and economic health of a region. The ever increasing threat to global water supplies makes it imperative to quantify water security and create water security strategies to preserve water sources by considering water demand vs.supply and the extreme shocks of drought, extreme precipitation, low flows and floods.
Our goal in proposing this special issue entitled “Water Scarcity, Security and Sustainability” is to combine many of the on-going, yet scattered, frontier research activities on water scarcity, security and sustainability into a single source document. Consequently, the contributions to this special issue will encompass a broad spectrum of topics in water resources, including, but not limited to:
a) The potential impact of hydro-climatic extremes (e.g., drought, flood) on water scarcity, security and sustainability;
b) Advances in statistical methods and land surface models for investigating water scarcity;
c) Remote sensing applications for water scarcity assessment;
d) Climate change impacts on water scarcity, and sustainability;
e) Linkage between water scarcity, security and sustainability;
f) Developments in management, adaptation, and mitigation tools for improving water security and sustainability;
g) Emerging topics related to water security, for example, the nexus between water, energy, food and climate;
h) Quantification of the various water footprints to improve water security
The contributions will also cover water security studies undertaken in many regions around the world, particularly those regions that are frequently affected by droughts and have highly vulnerable population and socio-economic conditions (e.g. Africa, Asia).