A call for papers for the “Water Journal” special issue titled "Water Management for Climate Smart Agriculture"

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Dear colleagues,

As you know, in agriculture water resources shortages have become an increasingly serious problem, particularly in arid and semi-arid regions due to climate change. Changes  in  rainfall  and  temperature  patterns  threatens the  agricultural production and increase the vulnerability of people dependent on agriculture. In addition to that, up to 70% of global water consumptions go to the agriculture sector uses. Thus, improving water management especially for agriculture will support achieving the global goals of food and water security. Therefore, the  Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach is required to ensure the transforming  and  reorienting  the agricultural  systems  to adapt to the effects of  climate change and ensure smart use of the limited water available. In this light we find it important to share the latest insights on water management for climate smart agriculture.

We, therefore, would like to invite you to share your latest work on this topic in the form of a research or review paper for the special issue entitled "Water management for Climate Smart Agriculture" as part of the online MDPI journal Water.

Research papers are welcome on topics like: Water scarcity, Water conservation, Rain water harvesting, Water use efficiency, Irrigation (efficiency), Hydroponics, Salinity, Hydrological modelling. Attention to socio-economic, policy and gender related aspects are encouraged also. So, I invite you and your colleagues to submit your articles to this special issue.

Your submitted articles will provide future directions and guidelines for stakeholders like national and international agencies, policy makers, scientists and farmers to assess and solve the regional water and agriculture problems in arid and semi-arid regions.

Please submit articles using the following link.


Please let us know if you need any help. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Prof. Coen Ritsema, Dr. Michel Riksen and Dr. Karrar Mahdi