Water Resources Research

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Impact Factor: 3.709

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/20 (Limnology); 3/79 (Water Resources); 25/215 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1944-7973

Call for Papers



Call for Papers for “Connectivity, Non-Linearity, and Regime Transitions in Future Earthscapes”

Submission acceptance begins: 15 April 2014
Submission deadline: 15 October 2014


Guest Editors: Rina Schumer, Benjamin Ruddell, and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of Water Resources Research on connectivity, non-linearity, and regime transitions in future Earthscapes. Specific topics are outlined below.

Earthscapes (a term used here to represent both landscapes and waterscapes and their physical and biological constituents and interactions, including humans) are undergoing changes due to natural and anthropogenic causes and this change is expected to intensify in the future. An accelerated hydrologic cycle for example, sets in motion other changes in the watershed, from river reorganization, to sediment, nutrient, and bio-geochemical cycle changes, and can bring the whole system into states that are not desirable or sustainable. Under what conditions of forcing or internal dynamics can a system lead itself to a new regime? Do extreme events impact a system more when it is already undergoing transition or when it is in a stable steady-state? Can mild but prolonged changes in one variable cause a drastic abrupt change in another variable and in system dynamics and what windows of change are most critical? To study all these problems, complicated models may offer little hope, as parameters change and long-term predictions become very inaccurate or impossible. Instead, formalisms that look at the system dynamics in terms of connectivity, non-linear amplifications, and simplified rules offer more promise to identify vulnerable places, times, and interactions that may lead to regime transitions and undesired or unsustainable states.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site submission site. For additional information please contact wrr@agu.org.


Call for Papers for “Hydroepidemiology: A pathway to link hydrology and climate with human health”

Submission acceptance begins: 18 November 2013
Submission deadline: 28 May 2014


Guest Editor: Antarpreet Jutla

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of Water Resources Research on hydroepidemiology. The Special Section will include papers at the boundaries of hydroclimate and water-related public health domains, which address how hydrology can help understand and predict disease outbreak. Papers will deal with hydrologic understanding of disease such as (but not limited to) cholera, Schistosomiasis, malaria, west Nile virus, yellow fever, Chagas’ disease and dengue. The papers in this section of WRR will fall under one or more of the following themes:

(1) Impact of hydroclimatic variability on outbreak and transmission of water-related diseases.
(2) Innovative and judicious use of new technologies such as satellite remote sensing to quantify disease
outbreak and establish linkages.
(3) Role of floods and drought in creating environmental conditions favorable for pathogen growth and then disease spread across spatial and temporal scales


Manuscripts should be submitted through the WRR GEMS submission site (http://wrr-submit.agu.org/cgi-bin/main.plex).

For additional information please contact wrr@agu.org.


Call for Papers for “Eco-hydrology of Semiarid Environments: Confronting Mathematical Models with Ecosystem Complexity”

Submission acceptance begins: June 1, 2013
Submission deadline: March 30, 2014


Guest Editors: Shmuel Assouline, Tal Svoray, Gaby Katul

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of Water Resources Research on the eco-hydrology of semi-arid environments. Papers that address eco-hydrological processes and vegetation patterns, flow processes and water regime, mathematical modeling in ecohydrology, coupling water to carbon fluxes and biomass, and novel experimental methods will be welcomed.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the WRR GEMS submission site (http://wrr-submit.agu.org/cgi-bin/main.plex). For additional information please contact wrr@agu.org.

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