Special Session

Special Session on "Integration of Remote Sensing & GIS application for Urban and Rural Ecological Water Resources."

Lead Chairs
Dr. Anoop Kumar Shukla, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India
E-mail: anoop.shukla@manipal.edu, anoopgeomatics@gmail.com

Dr. Shray Pathak, Department of Civil Engineering, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (West Campus), New Delhi, India
Email: shray.pathak@nsut.ac.in

Dr. Chetan Sharma, Civil Engineering Department, JIET, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
E-mail: chetan.cvl@gmail.com

Dr. Satyavati Shukla, College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, Yanshan District, Guilin, Guangxi-541006, China
E-mail: 3325989605@qq.com, satyageomatics@gmail.com

Ar. Naga Venkata Sai Kumar Manapragada, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India
E-mail: nagavsk.m@manipal.edu

Mode of Sessions
Offline and Online presentations (Virtual Through Microsoft Teams)

Best Oral/Poster Award
Awarded to the best oral/poster presentation based on the following criteria: presentation, originality, and newness of contribution, appropriate application of the methodology, and effective communication of the central ideas of the work. The best oral/poster presented will be honored through a certificate of merit.

Water is an essential prerequisite for development and growth. In fact, all civilizations have evolved around water. Continuously increasing pressure on the freshwater resources and LULC transformation are becoming the cause of several problems such as depleting quantity & quality of water resources, severe drought conditions, damage of ecosystems, and decreasing economic development. If these problems are not solved, we will face unprecedented survival challenges. Humans often directly or indirectly dump wastes at rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and oceans, which pollute water bodies and sediments, deteriorating the physical and chemical properties, biological composition, and bottom conditions. This waste also reduces the value of water resources. Water pollution includes natural pollution and man-made pollution; the former mainly occurs through the physical blending of sediments and mineral decomposition; the latter is composed of household, business, and wastes from urban, rural areas, mines, and construction activities. In addition, future solutions require contributions from experts in the fields of wastewater, urban planning, and regulations. Our special scientific session believes that case studies and academic research on conceptual design will make a significant contribution to explaining the shift of perspective. It is our pleasure to invite work that explores solutions for water resource management or research cases. They should focus not only on the impact of water resource management and process efficiency on urban and rural development, but also on how they affect urban and rural environments. Our goal is to organize manuscripts of decision support systems in the form of models that can be used for discussion between government management, stakeholders, decision-makers, urban planners, and public participation. Therefore, prospective authors are invited to submit a research papers on a wide range of topic areas, including, but are not limited to:

  • Urban and rural ecological water resources
  • Urban landscape and LULC mapping
  • Urban ecology
  • Water and ecology as urban conditions
  • Balancing the urban and the natural
  • Measuring biodiversity in urban environments
  • Urban forestry and forest water yield
  • Landscape management approaches and monitoring
  • Systems approaches to urban change
  • Urban landscape system and the built environment
  • Remote sensing and GIS application in water resources planning and management
  • Mapping environment impact and ecological services and sustainable practices of development
  • Food-energy-water-space nexus
  • Clean and healthy air, water, and soil
  • Heat island effects, heat waves, resilience, and health
  • Resilient city and resilient communities
  • Landscape-based regional urban development and climate adaptation
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Water scarcity and water resources mapping and GIS
  • Resilience in the built environment to COVID-19 and other virus infections
Topics that are not mentioned here but are in this field of research are welcome!

Manuscript submission deadline: October 5, 2022

Special Session on Coastal vulnerability and Climate Change

Special Session Chair
Dr. Komali Kantamaneni
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom
Special Session Co-Chair
Prof. John Whitton
Co-Director, UCLan Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST)
Co-Director, Institute for Citizenship, Society and Change (ICSC)
School of Engineering
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom
Special Session Co-Chair
Prof. Champika Liyanage
Co-Director, Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST)
School of Engineering
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom

Professor John Whitton, Co-Director, UCLan Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST); Co-Director, Institute for Citizenship, Society and Change (ICSC); University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Professor Champika Liyanage, Co-Director, Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST), University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

Coastal vulnerability associated with climate change are increasing the susceptibility of coastal areas around the globe. This was particularly evident during 2010-2020 when many coastal areas and infrastructure suffered from unprecedented storms, flooding, and erosion across the world. Given the value and importance of coastal environments, there is a real need to evaluate the vulnerability of rural areas, towns and cities on the global coastline on the basis of the latest projected climate scenarios. The special session will consider key subjects within the remit of climate change and coastal vulnerability to be discussed at the 8th International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2022). This is an opportunity to share your research in this particular field with national and international colleagues at the world-renowned research arena. Authors at all career stages are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts.

Suggested topics of this special session include but are not limited to:
• Coastal vulnerability and risk assessment (regional, national, international and global scales) in both physical and socio-economic aspects
• Coastal hazards, coastal flooding and climate change
• Development of new models to evaluate coastal vulnerability
• Coastal disasters, coastal erosion and mitigation
• Coastal management and policy and decision making

Submission Deadline: October 10, 2022

This special session is now open for submission and registration. Please submit your abstract/full paper via the Submission System and choose the option of "Special Session: Coastal vulnerability and Climate Change " . After that, you can make the conference registration directly via the Registration Page or the conference secretary will contact you for further information.