Special Issue "Sustainable Flood Risk Management"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2011)
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz (Website)
Division of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 22100 Lund, Sweden
Interests: environmental engineering; constructed wetland; sustainable drainage system; biofiltration technology
Floods can cause distress and damage wherever they happen. Flooding from rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea threatens many communities across the world. An unusually high number of damaging floods have occurred in recent years due to climate change and lack of investment in flood protection. Flood events inundate residential and commercial properties harming local economics. Moreover, they disrupt the regional and even the national transport infrastructure.
The special issue aims to discuss examples of good practice in sustainable flood risk management; e.g., the implementation of sustainable (urban) drainage systems (SUDS) and sustainable flood retention basins (SFRB) to control flooding and diffuse pollution for small and large scale developments, respectively. All papers should highlight the importance of key sustainability principles and may provide an outlook on the future in terms of climate and weather changes.
The Editor accepts papers written in English and other major languages such as Mandarin, Spanish, French and German as long as the topics are of international importance and an additional abstract in English has been provided. Papers written in languages other than English have to be submitted together with the contact details of at least two additional referees competent in the language of the paper.
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
- climate change
- diffuse pollution control
- flood control
- risk management
- river basin management
- sustainable flood retention basins
- sustainable (urban) drainage systems
- wetland systems