Special Issue

Sustainable and Integrated Policies for Effective Water Resource Management

Water scarcity and Sustainable Policies for Water Resource Management are considered as a significant issue in the world. Deficit and competitiveness of shared freshwater resources are one of the growing problems in several countries. Integrated natural resource management is essential to the sustainability concept as it seeks environmental, economically viable, and socially appropriate sustainable solutions. In addition to sustainable policies, interdisciplinary approaches to water resources management need to take account based on the multifunctional nature of water. Researchers and leaders in the urban water process are facing new challenging tasks in drinking water demand and wastewater management. These challenges need to be tackled thoroughly in terms of an ecological and sustainable policies. For policymakers in the water distribution system design/management study, the need for water is a driving force behind the dynamics of the distribution system with predictable capacity.
This special issue is aimed at collecting and synthesizing research that promotes new perspectives and multidisciplinary advances in sustainable water management. This special issue invites the articles on water-food-energy connection, worldwide virtual water, the global socio-economic water management perspective, water basin's ecological status, water management, the perspective of ecosystem services, remote sensing technologies, and geospatial water management methodologies. In particular, submissions on the impacts of climate change based on water utilities are encouraged.

Topics for the special issue include, but not constrained to the following:

  • Advanced technologies to obtain energy and fertilizers from wastewater treatments. 
  • Urban water management and urban landscape irrigation 
  • Water demand forecasting using classical or evolutionary approaches 
  • Water demand modelling and probabilistic analysis using theoretical approaches or field data 
  • Socio-economic implications of water scarcity in cities and agriculture 
  • Harmonizing water supply and sewage treatment systems 
  • Different theoretical methods for sustainable water management to measure the governance implications 

Submission Timeline: 

Paper Submission Deadline: August 05, 2021 
Author Notification:     October 13, 2021 
Revised Papers Submission:     January 15, 2022 
Final Acceptance:     May 30, 2022 

Guest Editor Details:

Dr. Fadi Al-Turjman [Lead Guest Editor] 
Professor & Research Center Director Faculty of Engineering, 
Near East University Turkey. 

Dr. Walaa Hamouda [Co-Guest Editor] 
Professor, Concordia University, Canada 

Dr. Shahid Mumtaz [Co-Guest Editor] 
Instituto de TelecomunicaƧƵes Aveiro, 
Aveiro, Portugal