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Modelling the Nexus of Water and Energy: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities

Guest Editors:
Ali Najah AhmedUniversiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia
Ahmed El -Shafie: University of Malaya, Malaysia

Submission Status: Closed   |   Submission Deadline: Closed


Environmental Sciences Europe is calling for submissions to our Collection on Modelling the Nexus of Water and Energy: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities.

The interdependence of water and energy has become increasingly apparent in recent years. The production, transportation, and treatment of water require significant amounts of energy, while energy production and distribution depend on the availability and quality of water resources. As the world's population grows and climate change alters natural resource availability, it is becoming more critical than ever to model and analyze the nexus of water and energy to ensure sustainable development. 


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This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 12.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Ali Najah Ahmed: Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia

Dr. Ali Najah Ahmed received a B.Sc. degree in civil engineering from the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003 and an M.Eng and Ph.D in civil engineering from the National University of Malaysia(UKM) in 2009 and 2012, respectively. During the period between 2012 and 2015, he worked as a faculty member as senior lecturer in the school of Ocean Engineering, University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia. Dr. Ali currently working as a senior lecturer in the department of civil engineering, college of engineering, National Energy University (Universiti Tenaga Nasional - UNITEN) in Malaysia since 2015. UNITEN is the top 10 university in Malaysia according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and among the top 150 universities in Asia (QS Asia University Ranking). Dr. Ali is the author of more than 200 scientific articles published in prestigious journals and his Scopus H-index is 34. He is a reviewer in many journals and guest editor in one special issue under MDPI publisher.

Ahmed El -Shafie: University of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Ahmed El -Shafie received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in water resources management and planning from the Department of Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 1993, 1998, and 2003, respectively, under a collaborative academic channel program with the Civil Engineering Department, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada. From 2004 and 2007, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. From 2007 to 2015, he was an Associate Professor of Smart Engineering System with the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya. He has more than 200 research manuscripts that have been published in highly prestigious scientific journals and published five books as well. His research interests include artificial intelligence techniques with their applications to several engineering applications giving emphasis to hydrological process, environmental and water resources, dam and reservoir operation, and multi-sensor system integration.

About the collection

Environmental Sciences Europe is calling for submissions to our Collection on Modelling the Nexus of Water and Energy: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities.

The interdependence of water and energy has become increasingly apparent in recent years. The production, transportation, and treatment of water require significant amounts of energy, while energy production and distribution depend on the availability and quality of water resources. As the world's population grows and climate change alters natural resource availability, it is becoming more critical than ever to model and analyze the nexus of water and energy to ensure sustainable development. 

This collection aims to explore the challenges and opportunities of modeling the nexus of water and energy. We invite researchers from diverse fields to submit their papers and share their insights on this critical topic.  

Topics:  

  • Climate change and the water-energy nexus 
  • Dam monitoring system  
  • Machine learning, and deep learning applications 
  • Optimization applications 
  • Technological innovations and the water-energy nexus 
  • Smart water and energy systems 
  • Water and energy efficiency 
  • Risk assessment of hydropower dams 
  • Policy implications of water-energy modeling 

In conclusion, we invite researchers to submit their papers to this collection on modeling the nexus of water and energy. We hope that this collection of papers will contribute to our understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this critical area and inform policy decisions that promote sustainable development.