This Special Issue aimed to provide a forum for the latest advances in hydraulic modeling based on the use of non-linear shallow water equations (NSWEs) and closely related models, as well for their novel applications in practical engineering. NSWEs play a critical role in the modeling and simulation of free surface flows in rivers and coastal areas and can predict tides, storm surge levels and coastline changes from hurricanes and ocean currents. NSWEs also arise in atmospheric flows, debris flows, internal flows and certain hydraulic structures such as open channels and reservoirs. Due to the important scientific value of NSWEs, research on effective and accurate numerical methods for their solutions has attracted great attention in the past two decades. Therefore, in this Special issue, original contributions in the following areas, though not exclusively, have been considered: new conceptual models and applications; flood inundation and routing; open channel flows; irrigation and drainage modeling; numerical simulation in hydraulics; novel numerical methods for shallow water equations and extended models; case studies; and high-performance computing.
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