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Hydrological Sciences Journal

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Advances in hydrological science in Latin America

Abstract deadline
20 July 2024

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Attilio Castellarin, University of Bologna, Italy
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Pedro Chaffe, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Advances in hydrological science in Latin America

Latin America is home to unique hydrological systems with some of the largest river basins in the world. The combination of diverse climates, biomes and ecosystems with rapidly growing human footprints caused by urbanization, population growth and land use changes, makes it necessary and urgent to explore hydrological knowledge at the interface of science, policy and practice in water resources. The Advances in Hydrological Sciences in Latin America Special Issue will shed light on the distinctive hydrological features of Latin America, especially the complex challenges and opportunities for sustainable water management in the region. This Special Issue is an outcome of the recent Unsolved Problems in Hydrology Latin America initiative, and it is aligned with the IAHS Science for Solutions Decade HELPING (Hydrology Engaging Local People IN one Global world), as we welcome contributions that: (1) investigate interactions of water resources across different spatial scales, (2) provide holistic solutions for water security, (3) engage with hydrological knowledge co-creation.


The objective of this special issue is to bring together diverse studies and perspectives to enhance the global understanding of hydrological systems within Latin America by showing how science can improve operational hydrology, how practical problems can inform important scientific questions, and to showcase the skills and tools necessary for translating hydrological research into operation and decision-making in managing water resources systems.

Guest editors:

Celso Augusto Guimarães Santos
Affiliation: Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Email: [email protected]

Pablo Gamazo
Affiliation: Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Email: [email protected]

Cristian Chadwick
Affiliation: University Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
Email: [email protected]

Rodrigo Paiva
Affiliation: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Email: [email protected]

Graciela Herrera Zamarrón
Affiliation: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Email: [email protected]

Pilar Barría
Affiliation: University of Chile
Email: [email protected]

James McPhee
Affiliation: Universidad de Chile
Email: [email protected]

Harold Llauca
Affiliation: National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology, Peru
Email: [email protected]

Oliver Saavedra
Affiliation: Universidad Privada Boliviana, Bolivia
Email: [email protected]

Richarde Marques da Silva
Affiliation: Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil
Email: [email protected]

Juvenal Letelier
Affiliation: Universidad de Chile
Email: [email protected]

Submission Instructions

Special Issue contributions are sought that present, but are not limited to:

  • Urban hydrology: Investigating the effects of urbanization on hydrological processes, stormwater management, groundwater issues and climate resilience in urban water systems.
  • Hydrology of unique ecosystems: Studying interactions in tropical, high-altitude, arid and coastal ecosystems, including the impacts of deforestation and land-use changes.
  • Cross-Border Water Challenges: Offering comparative analyses of water availability, quality and socio-economic impacts on water management across borders.
  • Hydrological indices and their application: Evaluating various hydrological and ecological indices to assess drought, floods, water scarcity and ecosystem health.
  • Scaling issues: Studies at the bridge between the local and regional scales that enhance understanding of the hydrological processes and changes occurring in the region.
  • Water management tools to support development: Addressing challenges and innovations in water resource management and quality control.

In the first instance, submit abstracts to a Guest Editor of your choice for consideration; manuscripts can subsequently be submitted via ScholarOne, selecting the Special Issue title. Accepted manuscripts will be assigned to regular issues as they are published and will also form a bespoke online Collection.

To see if your institution is eligible for free Open Access publication in this journal, please refer to Taylor & Francis' Open Access agreements here:

These include OA agreements with Universidade Estadual de Campinas and institutions in Colombia.


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