Special Issue "Flood Estimation and Analysis in a Variable and Changing Environment"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)
Prof. Dr. Athanasios Loukas
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, 38334 Volos, Greece
Interests: surface hydrology; water resources management and engineering; climate change impacts on hydrology and water resources; extreme hydrological events (floods and droughts)
Dr. Thomas R. Kjeldsen
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, UK
Phone: +44 01491692404
The purpose of the proposed special issue is to publish selected papers presented in the international conference “Advanced Methods for Flood Estimation in a Variable and Changing Environment” which has been held in Volos, Greece, 24-26 October 2012 (http://www.cost-floodfreq.eu/activities/conf-worksh/advanced-methods-for-flood-estimation-in-a-variable-and-changing-environment and other independent papers, after peer review. The conference was part of the activities of the COST Action ES0901 “European Procedures for Flood Frequency Estimation—FloodFreq” (http://www.cost-floodfreq.eu/home ). The main objective of the Action is to undertake a Pan-European comparison and evaluation of methods for flood frequency estimation under the various climatologic and geographic conditions found in Europe, and different levels of data availability. A scientific framework for assessing the ability of these methods to predict the impact of environmental change on future flood frequency characteristics (flood occurrence and magnitude) is developed and tested. The aim of the conference was to be a forum for the presentation of the findings of the Action as well as research from scientists/engineers, not affiliated with the Action, from Europe and to instigate discussion on the flood estimation and research.
The papers, presented in the session, cover a wide range of topics such as statistical methods for flood frequency estimation, flood frequency analysis using rainfall-runoff methods, regional flood frequency analysis, predicting design floods in ungauged basins, analysis of historical floods, predicting and adapting to flood hazard and risk in a changing environment, statistical downscaling methods for projection of hydrological extremes, risk based design for flood management in a nonstationary environment.
The submission and reviewing process will be the regular process followed by the Water and it will be supervised by the two Guest Editors. The selected papers for the special issue will undergo peer review and only those passed the review process and they are up to the standards of Water will be published.
Prof. Dr. Athanasios Loukas
Dr. Thomas R. Kjeldsen
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Article: Integrating Decentralized Rainwater Management in Urban Planning and Design: Flood Resilient and Sustainable Water Management Using the Example of Coastal Cities in The Netherlands and Taiwan
Water 2013, 5(2), 593-616; doi:10.3390/w5020593
Received: 25 February 2013; in revised form: 19 April 2013 / Accepted: 29 April 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (7155 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Uncertainties in Flow-Duration-Frequency Relationships of High and Low Flow Extremes in Lake Victoria Basin
Water 2013, 5(4), 1561-1579; doi:10.3390/w5041561
Received: 6 August 2013; in revised form: 11 September 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (705 KB)
Water 2013, 5(4), 1580-1597; doi:10.3390/w5041580
Received: 5 August 2013; in revised form: 27 August 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 7 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (226 KB)
Water 2013, 5(4), 1816-1829; doi:10.3390/w5041816
Received: 6 September 2013; in revised form: 11 November 2013 / Accepted: 12 November 2013 / Published: 18 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (417 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Dry/Wet Conditions Monitoring Based on TRMM Rainfall Data and Its Reliability Validation over Poyang Lake Basin, China
Water 2013, 5(4), 1848-1864; doi:10.3390/w5041848
Received: 27 September 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 19 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2028 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 25 March 2013