Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Advances in Hydrology, Water Quality and Sediment Simulation Modelling

Submission Deadline: November 01, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Wen-Cheng Liu, PhD, Distinguished Professor

Department of Civil and Disaster Prevention Engineering, National United University, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Disaster Prevention and Ecological Engineering; Environmental Fluid Mechanics; Hydrography and Water Quality and Sediment Simulations; Environmental Monitoring; Climate Change

About This Topic

Surface water bodies provide crucial and valuable resources for water supply, ecological service, recreation, and other useful functions. Because of rapid economic development, population expansion, and land use change resulting in excessive point and nonpoint source pollutants discharged, surface water bodies were subject to serious deterioration on water quality. Therefore the numerical model becomes an important tool to resolve the spatiotemporal variations in water quality and sediment transport and can be utilized for water quality prediction and management. The special issue for hydrology, water quality, and sediment simulation modelling will focus on the surface water bodies which include watersheds, lakes, rivers/streams, tidal estuaries, and coastal areas.

Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to the topic.

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Open Access Original Research

Geochemical Assessment of the Modern Sediments of a Lake in the North of Russia

Received: 09 March 2023;  Published: 05 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2303038


Core sediment (sapropel) samples were collected from Lake Okunozero, the Republic of Karelia, Russia, to assess the distribution of heavy metals and their main fractions, probable sources of pollution, and potential ecological and toxicological risks for the water body. Heavy metal concentrations were measured by the mass spectrometry method [...]
Open Access Original Research

Modeling Water Quality of AMD along the Flow Path

Received: 30 October 2022;  Published: 28 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301023


The water balance is severely disturbed in post-mining landscapes like Lusatia/Germany. Mine waters (amd) enter the environment and spread in groundwater and surface waters. Groundwater containing high amounts of pyrite weathering products flows into receiving waters due to lignite mining for several years. The Chair of Wassertechnik & [...]
Open Access Original Research

Hydrological Effects of Spatial Harvest Patterns in a Small Catchment Covered by Fast-Growing Plantations in the Neotropics

Received: 07 October 2022;  Published: 21 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301022


Eucalyptus forests are expanding worldwide and concerns exist about their impact on water resources. There is a lack of information about the hydrological effects of spatial harvest patterns in terms of their effects on streamflow. In this paper, we examined harvest amount and hillslope [...]
Open Access Original Research

Comparative Assessment of Seasonal Variations in the Quality of Surface Water and Its Associated Health Hazards in Gold Mining Areas of Osun State, South-West Nigeria

Received: 30 October 2022;  Published: 23 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301011


Industrial and urban development are contributing to an increase in global environmental degradation. Therefore, the release of heavy metals from mining-related operations into surface water is harmful to human health. But as anthropogenic influences on the environment grow, surface water characteristics are also alter, impacting [...]
Open Access Research Article

Assessment of Agro Allied Chemical Pollution on Surface Water Quality of River Lamurde and Mayo-Gwoi, Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria

Received: 06 November 2022;  Published: 17 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2301008


Water bodies have been severely degraded in recent years due to the indiscriminate use of agro-allied chemicals. The study assesses the agro-allied chemical pollution on the surface water quality in River Lamurde and Mayo Gwoi. Water samples were collected from twenty-one (21) sampl [...]
Open Access Research Article

Groundwater Artificial Recharge Potentiality in Al-Qilt Catchment Jericho – West Bank – Palestine

Received: 28 September 2022;  Published: 19 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204053


The main research objective is to highlight the potentiality of artificial groundwater recharge in Al-Qilt catchment- Jericho – Palestine regarding the water shortage in the groundwater-supplied areas. Artificial recharge can be a possible option in increasing the storability of the underground aquifer [...]
Open Access Original Research

Assessment of Water Quality in Selangor, Malaysia during the Pandemic Movement Control Order

Received: 27 October 2022;  Published: 14 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204050


The COVID-19 lockdown reduced the amount of human activity in Selangor, resulting in improved water quality, less water pollution, and a restored ecosystem. The purpose of this research was to investigate water quality before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as changes in water pollution. After acquiring all of the data from third [...]
Open Access Research Article

Estimation of the Return Periods in Hydrology

Received: 26 September 2022;  Published: 08 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/aeer.2204049


A filtered Poisson process is proposed as a model for river flows. With the help of real-life data, the model parameters are estimated. Mathematical formulae are derived in order to estimate the various return periods of the river. An application to two rivers shows that the point estimates are very close to the corresponding value [...]