Special Issue "Sustainable Water Management within Inland River Watershed"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS,China
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Interests: large scale hydrology; environmental and natural resource economics; ecosystem services and functions; urbanization and global environment change; sustainability-based decision making
Arid regions occupy about 20% of the world’s land area (except for the Antarctic), where desertification is developing rapidly over large areas and oasis areas have increased significantly. Water scarcity hinders the sustainable development of social-economy and the health of ecosystems in arid and semi-arid regions. Addressing the issue of water scarcity requires knowledge of the factors that drive hydrological changes and the related effects on water resources, such as climate change, urbanization and agricultural intensification. In terms of global warming and extreme weather frequency and intensity, climate change has been identified as being related to the reductions in global water resources and the exacerbation of water scarcity, which will consequently increase the vulnerability of ecosystems in arid and semi-arid regions. Additionally, urbanization and agricultural intensification have led to extensive ecosystem degradation, species extinctions, and, consequently, a reduction in biodiversity. Therefore, it is of great significance to construct an integrative water management system at the catchment scale to guarantee the sustainable development and ecological security of river basins in arid and semi-arid regions.
Prof. Dr. Xiangzheng Deng
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- water scarcity
- water use efficiency
- water productivity
- hydrological cycles
- climate change
- ecosystem degradation
- integrated water resources management