Special Issue "Recent Progress in Research on River Deltas"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018
Prof. Dr. Y. Jun Xu
School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Interests: surface hydrology, water quality, hydrologic and biogeochemical processes and modeling, sediment and nutrient transport, land use and climate change effects on water resources and biogeochemical cycles, isotopic tracer techniques, and GIS/Remote Sensing applications in surface hydrology
Prof. Dr. Kam-biu Liu
We invite you to submit your latest study findings demonstrating progress in River Delta Research. The world’s river deltas are densely populated and vital to global food security, commerce, energy production, and industrial development. Many of these deltaic regions are rapidly sinking into the sea due to a number of natural and anthropogenic factors, including disconnection of rivers with their floodplains, reduced sediment input, river engineering, coastal land subsidence, and sea level rise. Over the past decades, the world’s river deltas have experienced rapid population increase and urbanization. The anthropogenic activities have interfered with delta-forming processes and, in return, the altered deltaic forming processes are affecting humans, presenting a dynamically coupled natural–human system. As global sea level continues to rise, eroding and drowning coastal shorelines, the world’s river deltas face the continuing threat to their sustainability. However, these regions are ill-prepared to face the future challenges and satisfy the needs of their inhabitants. This Special Issue aims at bringing together the latest research on the world’s river deltas as a complex dynamic system between the natural and human environments. We encourage submissions based on field, modeling, and synthetic studies concerning deltaic geomorphology, sediment transport, hydrology, spatial organization, population dynamics, social, economics, and policy making in the vulnerable deltas. We especially encourage papers that address the world’s major river deltas and stimulate critical thinking pertinent to finding practical solutions.Prof. Dr. Y. Jun Xu
Prof. Dr. Nina S.-N. Lam
Prof. Dr. Kam-biu Liu
Prof. Dr. Zhongyuan Chen
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- River deltas
- Deltaic processes
- Estuarine hydrodynamics
- Riverine sediment transport
- Estuarine sedimentation
- Estuarine channel and delta morphology
- Modeling delta progradation and recession
- Deltaic and estuarine ecosystems
- Disturbance mechanisms and extreme events (storms, tsunamis, floods)
- Delta evolution in geologic timescale
- Delta resilience and stability
- Saltwater intrusion
- Coupled Nature-Human deltaic systems
- The social, economic, and policy dimensions
- Deltaic land use land cover change
- Deltaic data and modeling infrastructure
- Science-practice translation and communication