About this Research Topic
Pressure on natural resources has been increasing rapidly in numerous regions of the world as a result of climate extremes. One such natural resource, that is, river basins, plays a pivotal role in water-food-energy security, natural risk management, and ecosystem services; however, river basins are characterised by high-dynamics factors which operate on different spatial and temporal scales. Implementation of effective water resources planning and management, therefore, poses a substantial challenge, as it needs to deal with multiple conflicting goals and impacts of future uncertainties. In order to tackle such challenges, novel methodologies, innovative management options, and the latest developments of cutting-edge science are required urgently.
The main objective of this Research Topic is to provide science-based knowledge and new ideas, approaches, and solutions in river management to improve current water management policies and practices. In this Research Topic, we invite researchers and practitioners to present the advances in operational hydrological forecasts and water resources management. The main themes of this Research Topic include, but are not limited to:
• Water-Food-Energy-Environment nexus at the river basin scale;
• Climate change impacts, adaptation, and mitigation measures;
• Modelling river basins as coupled human-nature systems;
• Hydrological forecasting and reservoir operation;
• Big data for river basin management; and,
• International river basin management.
The present Research Topic welcomes high-quality submissions from different disciplines relevant to the sector of river basin management, i.e. hydrology, meteorology, climatology, physical geography, hydraulic engineering, and water management and governance. We invite contributions which make use of GIS, remote sensing, monitoring, modelling applications, as well as of risk assessment.
Keywords: River basin, water resources, reservoir operation, river catchment, management, forecasting, risk management, climate extremes, climate adaptation, climate mitigation
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