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Top Three Journals in Hydrology and Climate Change

Recently I have posted the top three journals from the topic of hydrology and climate change. The journals were selected based on the Citation Frequency,Frequency of Publication,Publisher Status,Ease of Publication process etc. While selecting these journals,the topic of the published articles were verified.Only those journals which publishes articles related to the theme topic are considered. The following journals were found to be three most suitable journals in which you can publish your paper related to hydrology : 1.Hydrology Sciences Journal,Taylor and Francis 2.Journal of Hydrology,Elsevier 3.Lake and Reservoir Management,Taylor and Francis The following journals were found to be three most suitable journals in which you can publish your paper related to Climate Change : 1.Acta Meterologica Sinica,Springer 2.Climate Change,Springer 3.Weather and Climate Extremes,Elsevier For the links please visit the home page.

International Journal of Marine Energy

This journal is published from Elsevier.It is a new and open access journal about different case studies regarding applied and fundamental research in marine/ocean engineering. The link to the journal is : The point of contention is it is relatively new.Just one volume has been published by Elsevier.It is indexed in Scholar,Scopus and many other indices but not in SCI. The editor in chief is A.S. Bahaj. Sample Articles : Prediction of long-term fatigue damage of a hydraulic cylinder of a wave energy converter subjected to internal fluid pressure induced by wave loads Limin Yang | Torgeir Moan Validating a spectral-domain model of an OWC using physical model data Matt Folley | Trevor Whittaker Assessment method of sound radiated by cyclically operating Wells turbines R. Starzmann | C. Moisel | ... Above articles were already published as per our time and bring the book for returning the same.

EESE 2013,Bangkok,Thailand

In Bangkok Thailand an International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Economy (EESE 2013) will be held.Last date of paper submission is Sept 20,2013. This conference is organized every year rotating the location of conference within America,Asia and Europe. The papers related to Conventional and renewable energy sources,Hybrid Energy Systems,Renewable energies: Hydro power, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Energy Policy, Planning & Management, Carbon mitigation technologies, Carbon capture and storage, Ecosystem Restoration, Waste water and Sludge Treatment, Water Treatment and Reclamation, Economics modeling, Environmental economics,Water Resources Management,Watershed/ River Basin Management,Waste water Discharge Management,will be after review accepted for presentation in the main conference day. Link for submission of paper :

International Journal of Landscape Research

This journal is published from Landscape Research Group and Taylor and Francis. Six issues are published per year.The 2012 Impact Factor of the journal is 0.580 and 5 year Impact Factor is 0.98. The journal accepts papers from the landscaping and agriculture fraternity.Some example papers are provided below : 1.Visual Perception of Agricultural Cultivated Landscapes: Key Components as Predictors for Landscape Preferences 2.Landowners' Participation in Biodiversity Conservation Examined through the Value-Belief-Norm Theory 3.Key concepts in a framework for analyzing visual landscape character etc. The journal is inclined towards papers which involves social perception in their landscaping projects. According to journal home page their research topics of interest includes : environmental design countryside management ecology and environmental conservation land surveying human and physical geography behavioural and cultural studies archaeology and h

Application of Nature Based Algorithms in Optimization of Multi-Reservoir Cascaded systems : A Review

Various people worldwide has applied nature based optimization methods for solving non-linear problems that exist in between reservoir variables.The optimization of Cascaded Multi Reservoir Systems involves the introduction of multi-variable optimization or minimization of utilization of water. The research output  will be a novel software which will show the optimized result if we give the desired values of the parameters and properly identify the reasoning. My another blog has a post on it .

Conferences on Water Reuse

 Conferences about water reuse is organized around the world through out the year.Some salient ones which will be conducted after September 2013 is enlisted here.This list is not extensive but it represents the major conferences that are being organized to discuss about water reclamation. Around North America Direct Potable Reuse Specialty Conference Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Newport Beach, CA November 7-8, 2013 Industrial Reuse Specialty Conference The Westin Long Beach Long Beach, CA December 9-10, 2013 Around Asia-Pacific 2013 IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse 20-25 October 2013, Tianjin, China Around Africa Water reuse: Blue resource of the future 27-31 October 2013, Windhoek, Namibia

Water Reuse and Desalination Journals

  After searching the internet we have found the following three journals which are accepting papers about water reuse and reclamation procedure.If anyone is interested to submit a paper related to his/her work of recycling water, he/she can submit the same to the following journals: Desalination   "The International Journal on the Science and Technology of Desalting and Water Purification"..........." Desalination welcomes submissions describing use of desalting technologies such as thermal, membrane, sorption and hybrid processes. In addition, the journal considers exceptional research on new desalination materials, processes and technologies; transport and process modeling; energy consumption, renewable energy and energy recovery; pre-treatment, post-treatment and integrated systems; causes, consequences, and countermeasures of fouling and scaling; and technical, economic, and regulatory analyses of full-scale plants." Publisher : Elsevier SCI :

Research Ideas from the topic of Water Reuse

Water Reuse is a topic which is gaining attention day by day.The reason behind the interest is the climate change, urbanization and its impact on available water. As source and amount of water that can be treated is constant the growing demand from the ever-growing population has raised the stress on available water resources of any region manifold. Due to change in climate, amount of rainfall is now either over or under the level of requirement.This abnormality in the rainfall pattern and also the uncontrolled use of natural resources by the population for their earthly gains, has reduced both quality and quantity of water available for consumption.In these regard, the reuse of water is found to be a suitable and acceptable option to somehow mitigate the uncertainty. As the concept of reusing water is not new, but its real importance has recently been understood,doing research in this concept can be beneficial for both mankind and the researcher himself. In my another blog

The Importance of Recycling Water

  ( Image Source ) The reclamation of water from waste-water in a planned or unplanned manner is known as Water Reuse. The waste or excess water from any system can be treated and reused. Types of Water Reuse This treated water can be used for watering plants,cleaning and washing, irrigation, recharging groundwater, filling up swimming pool or garden ponds and even for drinking. If the water is reclaimed for potable purpose then the process of reuse can be seperated into three different strategies : 1.Indirect Potable Reuse(Planned) : "The reclamation and treatment of water from wastewater (usually sewage effluent) and the eventual returning of it into the current/natural water cycle well upstream of the drinking water treatment plant. Planned reuse indicates that there is an intent to reuse the water for potable use."( Source ) 2. Indirect Potable Reuse(Unplanned) :  The treated waste-water often inadvertently get injected into

Indigenous method of Drip Irrigation devised by a farmer in Madhya Pradesh

The installation of drip irrigation system cost around Rs 1.25 lakh per hectare.The cost for maintenance is also high.This type of system incurs water to the crop in drip manner so that soil moisture can be kept at optimum level most of the time. A farmer in Madhya Pradesh has reduced the cost of drip irrigation to about Rs.2500 by using saline bottles as droppers,a storage tank to store water and some plastic pipes for bringing the water to the dripper. Such innovative applications of waste materials can save money as well as reduce the necessity of disposal which is now a big issue in the western world. Read the full news for more detail .

Miami "King Tides" are a regular phenomenna now

King tides which was a irregular phenomena in Miami is now seems to be a regular one.The experts are blaming the climate change for this.But a phenomenna like this which  is caused by gravitational force without the assistance of rainfall. How climate change can effect that ??? One reason can be attributed to the increased frequency of storms and rainfall;rise in sea level which is influenced by the climate change can add to the tidal flow.The erosion in the river banks and the sedimentation that may have reduced the depth of the water canals  can also attributed for this frequent king tides not only in Miami but also in the other places of the World. But still blaming only the change in climate for king tides is not justified. Read the news

Need of the hour

Designing innovative  agro-machines can save a lot of water from being wasted

New Research Idea : Selection of Conceptual Hydrologic Models for Estimating Runoff from Arid Watersheds

The selection of ideal conceptual hydrologic model for prediction of surface runoff from any type of watershed is useful for the estimation of future hydrologic conditions of the basin.The predicted runoff is also important for design of hydraulic structure,preparation of watershed management plans ,disaster management etc. related activities.The future runoff will give an idea of future uncertainties that may trouble the watershed and its inhabitants.The hydrologic models which follows the basic physical laws of water balance to estimate the desired output cannot exactly estimate the runoff.There will be some differences with the actual situation and the predicted one.The deviations between the two is allowable but to a certain extent.There are many factors for this deviation.Some models are suitable for some specific types of watersheds.The availability of required dataset is also another important issue.The equalizing constants that are used to linearize interrelationships are also

Alternative to Subramanya's Engineering Hydrology

The list of books given below can be read as an alternative to Subramanya's Engineering Hydrology: 1.A Text-Book of Hydrology by P. Jaya Rami Reddy 2.Hydrology: Principles, Analysis and Design by H M Raghunath 3.Concise Hydrology by David Han 4.Introduction to Hydrology by Warren Viessman, Gary L Lewis 5. Water-resources engineering by David A. Chin.  

Mississippi River is now running low

The big Mississippi River is now running low.A recent observation in the banks of the river has showed tilted barges.The tilting of rooms is a nature of un-calamity.The river water level is so low that it can not push more than 15-20 barges whereas earlier the same river can push 30 barges. More
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