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Water Cycle

Water plays a critical role in supporting life and ecosystems. However, a combination of ever-growing demands on water resources and low water use efficiency has caused severe water and environmental stresses, increasing the risk of contamination. An interdisciplinary, integrated and balanced approach is required to secure the safety of the water supply and water environmental management systems.

The development of a sustainable, multifaceted and multilevel water cycle system is a new and fast-growing focus in the field of water. The water cycle has traditionally referred to the natural circulation system, where water evaporates, condenses and falls to the ground in a continuous cycle. However, attention is shifting to the water meta-cycle, where water has multiple interactions with the environment, ecology, hydrology, hydraulics, civil engineering, meteorology and topography under different scales and dimensions. Understanding this water meta-cycle, the processes involved, and their potential impact is a scientific challenge of enormous importance. Progress is needed to advance our knowledge and to inform sustainable development.

Water Cycle is an international and interdisciplinary open access journal that publishes top-tier original research in all areas of water cycles, including meta-cycles. It examines their relationship to science, technology, society, economics, health, culture, policy, regulation and strategy. It also offers water academics, engineers and practitioners the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience.

Papers will report significant advances in a wide range of categories including (but not limited to):

  • The different dimensions of water cycles: natural cycle, social cycle, ecological cycle, engineering cycle, cascading cycle and process cycle.
  • The different scales of water cycles: water meta-cycle, local cycle, regional cycle, watershed cycle and environmental cycle.
  • Water conservation in agricultural, industrial, domestic and municipal applications.
  • Water treatment, recycle and reuse for different water resources, including wastewater, reclaimed water, rainwater, seawater, mine water and brackish water.
  • The water cycle-environment-ecosystem nexus.
  • How water cycles interlink and interact with elements, materials and energy flows.
  • Water mediated material transformation, element cycle and energy flow.
  • The interactions, synergies and coordination between water conservation, reuse and the water cycle.

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Developing robust water reuse strategies is an important step towards combating pressing issues such as water resource shortage, water environment contamination, water ecosystem destruction and water space shrinkage.
Committee of Water Treatment and Reuse , which is part of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, is devoted to nurturing effective strategies. It promotes research and innovative development on water treatment and reuse theories, technologies, engineering, standards and management. It also brings together professionals from academia and industry; cultivating talented individuals and undertaking scientific knowledge education and propagation activities. Together, these actions contribute to developing new ways to water reuse in terms of sustainability, water environment safety and ecological civilization construction.
The Committee is committed to furthering academic, industrial and institutional advances, and its affiliated journal, Water Cycle, is devoted to publish high quality information of multiple discipline in a wide range of water cycle.
The committee also organizes China?s annual National Conference on Water Treatment and Reuse (ChinaWTR), which provides a valuable platform for discussing in-depth issues related to water treatment and reuse. The committee believes in delivering ?simplified and green? conferences and advocates academic communication and discussion with a high degree of professionalism, expertise, applicability and practicability. This approach is highly prized by experts and scholars nationwide and overseas.
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Editor-in-chief: Hong-Ying Hu
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Imprint: KeAi
ISSN: 2666-4453
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