Special Issue "Extreme Weather Events: Predictions, Management, Vulnerabilities of Economic Sectors, and Remote Impacts"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Ertug Ercin

R2Water Research and Consultancy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: water economy; vulnerabilities of economic sectors to extreme weather events (production, supply- chain, import dependency); water-commodity trade relations; impacts of extreme weather events to economic sectors (direct and indirect); remote impacts of hydrological extremes and climate change risks; virtual water trade; water footprint
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Bart Van den Hurk

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), VU Amsterdam, Deltares, The Netherlands
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Interests: climate change scenarios; impact-based warning; future weather; climate-society interaction; climate service development
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Ted Veldkamp

Department of Water and Climate Risk, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Water Department, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Luxemburg, The Netherlands
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Interests: global freshwater resources; hydrological extremes; drought; water scarcity; water-society interactions; risk identification and characterization; adaptation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the growing uncertainty of water availability in the face of climate change, governments, businesses, and communities are becoming aware that they are vulnerable to a wide range of issues associated with water resources such as floods, coastal damage due to salt water intrusions, storms, droughts, and water stress. In response, various stakeholders and water users such as farmers, companies, river basin authorities, regions, and countries are moving forward and increasing their organizations’/regions’ resilience to hydrological extremes.

To improve our understanding of the vulnerabilities of our economic sectors to extreme weather events both now and in future (climate) conditions, we kindly invite researchers to contribute original research articles (theoretical and applied) in the field of (i) use of extreme weather prediction and forecasting in assessing vulnerabilities of economic sectors and associated impacts, (ii) the management of hydrological extremes to build the resilience of economic sectors including climate change adaptation, and (iii) the remote vulnerabilities of economic sectors, embodied in supply chains and imported products, to global extreme weather events.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The use and role of weather forecasting (e.g., short-term, seasonal) in the prediction and management of hydrological extremes;
  • Flood damage modelling and risk assessment;
  • Drought severity modelling, vulnerabilities, and risk management;
  • The (remote) vulnerability of economic sectors to extreme weather events including teleconnections via international trade (imports and export, and the virtual water trade);
  • Vulnerability to compound anomalies and extreme weather events;
  • The (remote) impact of extreme weather events (including climate change) to economic sectors/regions via production losses, supply chain, and imports of commodities;
  • The (remote) impact of extreme weather events on food security, trade relations including the assessment of trade shocks, and failures and economic indicators (e.g., GDP, commodity prices)

We specifically encourage researchers involved in IMPREX (IMproving Predictions and management of hydrological Extremes) and BINGO, Horizon2020 funded projects, to submit research articles.

Dr. Ertug Ercin
Prof. Bart van den Hurk
Dr. Ted Veldkamp
Guest Editor

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  • Forecasting of extreme weather events
  • Use of seasonal forecasting in water management
  • Water stress
  • Virtual water trade
  • Drought severity and vulnerability
  • Flood damage and vulnerabilities of economic sectors
  • Remote vulnerabilities of economic sectors (international trade, supply chain) and spill-over impacts.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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