The Journal of Applied Water Engineering and Research (JAWER) publishes papers and practical case studies on all aspects of hydro-environment engineering and research. JAWER welcomes applications related to integrated water resources management and hydro-policy and aims for international dissemination of innovative methods that will specifically showcase studies on interfacing technology-based solutions within the hydro-environment and their ecological value and services.
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It is easy to become habituated to the idea that water is an issue. Engineers and scientists have been stating this for decades. Policy makers have been hearing it as well but constant crises, especially when there is not one, create apathy to the message that water is important. Then something happens. The events in Pakistan recently highlight multiple facets of the water crises occurring now and raise questions about what can be done to mitigate such events. For example, one rain gauge in the southeast of the country recorded over a meter of rain in 24 hours. This is an extreme event when described statistically and this one measurement combined with rainfall over much of one-third of the country has resulted in the most significant flood in recent memory. A humanitarian crisis is unfolding and the consequences of this flood will echo through Pakistan for years to come.
What, as water professionals, can we offer to improve our responses not only to crises such as the floods in Pakistan, but also the preparations that help manage the next one with less life lost and damage to infrastructure, agricultural lands, and buildings? Nature-based solutions, hard infrastructure such as dams, levees, and drainage all might be under consideration. Better data collection to inform forecasts and management and modeling also needs to be considered and implemented. This question is why the journal JAWER exists and never has JAWER been more relevant in providing a forum for innovative thinking about water from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. This issue highlights a diverse set of papers from around the world. JAWER provides information that often bridges the gap between theory and practice with real world examples of how emerging technology and innovative thinking can assist with water management. There will be future water crises but with continued improvement in the ability to implement new thinking and technology perhaps the next flood will result in less life lost and less damage overall.
Alteration of the Fogera Plain flood regime due to Ribb Dam construction, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia
Chalachew A. Mulatu, Alessandra Crosato, Eddy J. Langendoen, Michael M. Moges and Michael E. McClain
Pages: 175-196 | DOI: 10.1080/23249676.2021.1961618
Development of a CFD model and procedure for flows through in-stream structures
Yong G. Lai, David L. Smith, David J. Bandrowski, Yuncheng Xu, Christa M. Woodley and Kaitlin Schnell
Pages: 197-211 | DOI: 10.1080/23249676.2021.1964388
Stochastic reservoir operation with data-driven modeling and inflow forecasting
Raul Fontes Santana and Alcigeimes B. Celeste
Pages: 212-223 | DOI: 10.1080/23249676.2021.1964389
Smart water management system for residential buildings in Saudi Arabia
Raghied M. Atta
Pages: 224-237 | DOI: 10.1080/23249676.2021.1978880
Nitrate removal from agricultural effluent using sugarcane bagasse active nanosorbent
Parisa Mehrabinia, Elham Ghanbari-Adivi, Rohollah Fattahi, Heshmat Allah Samimi and Jalil Kermanezhad
Pages: 238-249 | DOI: 10.1080/23249676.2021.1982030
Multi-layer groundwater flow simulation in Al-Khoud lower catchment in Oman
Al-Mundhar Al-Nasri, Luminda Niroshana Gunawardhana, Ghazi Ali Al-Rawas, Mahad Said Baawain and Ahmed Sana
Pages: 250-260 | DOI: 10.1080/23249676.2021.1982027