Water for an increasing population in a changing climate

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Guest editors: Erick R. Bandala;Email: Erick.Bandala@dri.edu. Nicholas Sisto, Juan Manuel Peralta-Hernandez, Jose Humberto Ramirez-Leyva

Increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases have been demonstrated having the potential to cause large changes in the future climate. It is likely that some of these changes will be outside of the range of historical extremes and are expected to cause not only changes in mean temperature, but also in high order statistics of temperature variability, including the tail of the distribution representing the most extreme events. This means that management strategies adapted to that historical experience may fail. Also, hydrologic, ecological, infrastructure, and human systems adapted to the historical climate may face new stressors with adverse and unknown consequences. It is critically important that the potential changes in climate be considered by managers in formulating long-term plans and strategies. Particularly, estimating the effects caused by climate change in the water cycle will assist in identifying the needs in water resources planning and management but, probably even more important, technology development for adaptation measures.

The lack of information related with adaptation technologies and measures in the water management sector is a significant gap of information particularly in developing countries where an increasing segment of the population is vulnerable to climate change effects related with their geographical location, sanitation and access to water and/or health services. This special issue is proposed as a contribution to fill this gap with information from scientific and technological developments in water security, water availability, water, food and energy linkage, climate change and adaptation for water management coming from scholars and academia from the North American region. The submitted papers for this special issue will come from the North America Water Conference to be held in March, 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico with participation of over ten higher education institutions in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Proposed milestones:
North America Water Conference: March 22-23, 2017.
Selected manuscript submission due date: June 30th, 2017.
End of peer-reviewed process due date: September 30th, 2017
Reviewed manuscript submission due date: November 30th, 2017
Before submission, authors are encouraged to carefully read over the Instructions for Authors, located at: http://www.aimspress.com/news/115.html

Karla E. Campos Díaz, José L. Álvarez Cruz, Miriam L. Lira Rodríguez, Erick R. Bandala
AIMS Geosciences, 2017, 3(4): 538-551. doi: 10.3934/geosci.2017.4.538
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José L. Álvarez Cruz, Karla E. Campos Díaz, Erick R. Bandala, Felipe López Sánchez
AIMS Geosciences, 2017, 3(4): 526-537. doi: 10.3934/geosci.2017.4.526
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Luz del Carmen Huesca-Espitia, J.L. Sánchez-Salas, Erick R. Bandala
AIMS Geosciences, 2017, 3(4): 514-525. doi: 10.3934/geosci.2017.4.514
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Nicholas P. Sisto, Laura Maribel Colima Valadez, Ismael Aguilar Barajas, Juan Jacob Ayala Gaytán
AIMS Geosciences, 2017, 3(3): 450-466. doi: 10.3934/geosci.2017.3.450
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