Special Issue "Flood Risk Assessment in Urban Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020) | Viewed by 1998
Interests: urban hydrology; flood risk assessment; hydroinformatics; data-driven modelling; uncertainty analysis; stormwater management
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More than half the global population now lives in urban areas, a trend that is expected to continue as more people move from rural areas to cities. Estimates suggest that 68% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050. Urban growth is projected to occur across the board: megacities, major cities, as well as regional and mid-sized cities. These projected increases in urban population will lead to rapid urbanization and, when coupled with climate change, will lead to an increase in flood risk. This is due to multiple factors: changes in the flood hazard, an increase in exposure to flood hazards, and an increase in social vulnerability of populations within cities. Thus, innovative flood risk assessment tools must be developed to address each of these components to assist decision-makers, engineers, and urban planners to manage, mitigate, and reduce flood risk in urban areas.
Thus, for this Special Issue, I invite submissions of original research papers, rapid communications, technical notes, review articles, and discussions on topics related to the latest advances in flood risk assessment in urban areas including, but not limited to:
- Geospatial techniques for flood risk assessment
- Flood risk mapping at various spatial and temporal scales
- Integration of flood hazard, exposure, and vulnerability
- Uncertainty in flood risk estimates and assessment
- Real-time and crowd-sourced data for flood risk assessment
- Early warning systems and decision support systems for flood risk assessment
- Flood risk assessment under changing climate and urbanization scenarios
- Data-driven approaches for flood forecasting, mapping, and assessment
Dr. Usman T Khan
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- flood risk
- urban hydrology
- geospatial techniques
- flood risk mapping
- climate change
- flood exposure
- flood hazard
- flood vulnerability