Special Issue "Sustainable Flood Risk Management"


A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
Civil Engineering Research Group, School of Computing, Science and Engineering, The University of Salford, Newton Building, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, England, UK
Website: http://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/profile.php?profile=M.Scholz
E-Mail: m.scholz@salford.ac.uk
Phone: +44 161 295 5921
Interests: wastewater treatment; storm water management; runoff control; wetlands; biological filtration; sustainable water management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor


  • adaptation
  • climate change
  • diffuse pollution control
  • flood control
  • hydrology
  • risk management
  • river basin management
  • sustainable flood retention basins
  • sustainable (urban) drainage systems
  • wetland systems

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , , , ,  and
Sustainability 2012, 4(5), 866-887; doi:10.3390/su4050866
Received: 26 March 2012; in revised form: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 24 April 2012 / Published: 4 May 2012
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by  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2200-2216; doi:10.3390/su3112200
Received: 11 November 2011; Accepted: 14 November 2011 / Published: 16 November 2011
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by , ,  and
Sustainability 2011, 3(9), 1357-1380; doi:10.3390/su3091357
Received: 26 May 2011; in revised form: 12 August 2011 / Accepted: 16 August 2011 / Published: 29 August 2011
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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