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Special Issue: Impact of Climate Change on Hydrology and Water Resources

The prediction of water circulation and water resources evolution is the most important content in the study of the impact of climate change on hydrology and water resources. Hence, the research on water resources in the context of climate change should be based on Future Climate Scenario Setting-Hydrological Simulation-Impact Studies. Despite the development in recent decades, the research on the impact of climate change on hydrology and water resources still needs improvement. For example, simulation of climate change scenario considering various greenhouse gas emission scenarios, distributed hydrological model simulation technologies based on soil exchange of atmospheric vegetation and various downscaling methods still need to be further developed.


However, the mechanism of atmospheric circulation and hydrological cycle as well as the internal relationship between them have not been fully understood so far. Therefore, the outputs emanated from the coupling hydrological models and climate change are still uncertain. The problems are mainly reflected in the following aspects: the uncertainty of atmospheric GCMs predictions; the uncertainty of hydrological model simulation technology; the coupling response between GCMs and hydrological model is unidirectional & climate model and hydrological models run alone, resulting in the lack of overall and physical consistent description of hydrological cycle. So, it is difficult to ascertain the changes of land surface hydrological cycle caused by human activities to climate models.


The theme of this special issue is “ Impact of Climate Change on Hydrology and Water Resources”, focusing on the impact of climate change on regional hydrological resources in the future, further improving the simulation accuracy, and improving the research system on the impact of climate change on water resources. High quality research papers are invited to submit on the following themes (but not limited to):

l   Impact and prediction of water resources

l   Application and development of GCMs and downscaling methods

l   Simulation accuracy of the distributed watershed hydrological model

l   The two-way coupling between land surface hydrological model and climate model

l   Research on extreme hydrological events, water quality, and water environment

l   Relationship between extreme climate and extreme hydrological events



Important dates

Submission Deadline                                                             20- Jun.- 2021

Date for informing author                                                       20-Jul.- 2021

Revised manuscripts resubmit deadline                                20-Aug- 2021

Expected publication                                                              Dec.-2021 (accepted papers published online immediately ahead of issue publication)



Submission Instructions

Authors should ensure their papers follow the Journal of Water and Climate Change Instructions for Authors, and upload their papers to the online peer review system using the Article Type “Special Issue Article” and category “Special Issue: Impact of Climate Change on Hydrology and Water Resources”.



Guest Editors

Takeshi Takama University of Udayana, Indonesia

Muhammad Bilal Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NUIST), China

K. Srinivasa Raju, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, India




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