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Virtual Special Issue: Water Management Addressing Societal and Climate Change Challenges


Water is the primary medium through which climate change influences the earth’s ecosystem and thus people’s livelihoods and well-being (IPCC, 2014). The impacts of climate change will make the situation worse by creating extreme conditions with catastrophic outcomes. We may anticipate technological, economic, and sociological impacts resulting from climate change on water resources and processes.

While most water professionals are working on abatement and impact-minimising activities, it still does not look like all challenges will be solved in the near future. Sound medium- and long-term planning and firm political commitment will be required to minimise the negative consequences that mankind may face with climate change impacts.

The Virtual Special Issue showcases selected studies on changes in water quantities and their socio-economic impacts, as well as examples of abatement activities and their effects, illustrating the challenges involved, their status, and solutions.

IPCC. 2014. “AR5 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2014 — IPCC.” AR5 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2014.



Editorial: Water management addressing societal and climate change challenges

H. Ratnaweera, T. Sætersdal , S. B. Weerakoon, F. M. Mutua

Journal of Water and Climate Change(2022) 13 (2): v–vii..




Assessment on the economic damage of trading households due to urban inundation

B. V. Hung, N. N. Diep

Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (1): 1–12.




Modernization of the left bank irrigation system of the Kaudulla reservoir of Sri Lanka

W. D. M. Wijenayaka, S. B. Weerakoon, Francis Mutua

Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (1): 56–66.




Analyzing the duration frequency and severity of drought using copula function in the Yazd city

Mehrtash EskandariPour, Shahrokh Soltaninia

Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (1): 67–82.




Governance conundrum in pursuit of the human right to water and sanitation: tracking the progress of the leave-no-one-behind principle in Uganda

G. Z. Ahabwe, D. W. Batega, A. Ssewaya, C. B. Niwagaba

Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (1): 83–95.




Future virtual water flows under climate and population change scenarios: focusing on its determinants

Niloofar Ashktorab, Mansour Zibaei

Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (1): 96–112.




Exploring the village tank cascade systems (VTCSs) in Vavuniya district, Sri Lanka

A. Nanthakumaran, H. K. Kadupitiya, S. Devaisy, W. E. P. Athukorale

Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (2): 999–1006.




Investigating streamflow variability and hydroclimatic teleconnections: a comparison of regulated and unregulated streamflow stations

Tarun Pant, Abinesh Ganapathy, Ankit Agarwal

Journal of Water and Climate Change (2022) 13 (2): 1123–1150.






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