Special Issue "Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Urban Resilience: from Climate and Hydrological Hazards to Risk Analysis and Measures"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: Urban drainage, inlet efficiency, flood risk assessment, urban resilience, combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
Interests: Hydraulics, hydrology, urban drainage, flood risk management, flood damage assessments, urban resilience.
We live in a world of cities, and that trend will continue in the future. Today, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. Moreover, climate change will cause pressures and uncertainties that will pose challenges to the society, economy, and environment. In this case, focusing on the impacts on the urban living, this can affect basic urban services, such as water or energy supply, making the city capacity of continuously functioning crucial for most part of world population. As the United Nations stated, managing urban areas has become one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century.
In this context RESCCUE project (www.resccue.eu) aims to help urban areas around the world to become more resilient to climate change providing innovative models and tools to improve the ability of cities to withstand and recover quickly from multiple shocks and stresses and maintain continuity of services.
This Special Issue of Sustainability calls RESCCUE partners and stakeholders for innovative research papers coming from the scientific activities carried out during the last years that will advance our knowledge/capability in the field of Urban Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation with special concern on the following issues:
- Climate Impact Assessment
- Comprehensive risk assessment including direct/indirect and tangible/intangible impacts
- Multisectorial and multi-hazard approaches to assess urban resilience
- Climate-related hazards and cascading effects on critical services and infrastructures
- Nature Based Solutions for building urban resilience
- CBA and MCA for adaptation measures prioritization
- Arrighi C., Brugioni M., Castelli F., Franceschini S., Mazzanti B. (2018), Flood risk assessment in art cities. J. Flood Risk Manage, 11: S616-S631. doi:1111/jfr3.12226.
- ARUP International Development and the Rockefeller Foundation. City Resilience and the City Resilience Framework; Arup: London, UK, 2015.
- Chen A. S., Hammond M. J., Djordjević S., Butler D., Khan D. M., Veerbeek W. (2016). From hazard to impact: flood damage assessment tools for mega cities. Nat Hazards 82: 857. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2223-2
- Cortès M., Turco M., Llasat-Botija M., Llasat M. (2018). The relationship between precipitation and insurance data for floods in a Mediterranean region (northeast Spain). Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 18. 10.5194/nhess-18-857-2018.
- Evans, B.; Chen, A.S.; Prior, A.; Djordjevic, S.; Savic, D.A.; Butler, D.; Goodey, P.; Stevens, J.R.; Colclough, G. Mapping urban infrastructure interdependencies and fuzzy risks. Procedia Eng. 2018, 212, 816–823.
- Global Cities Institute & GDF Suez. Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure, GCI Policy Snapshot No. 3; Global Cities Institute & GDF Suez: Barcelona, Spain, 2015.
- Jongman, Brenden & Kreibich, Heidi & Apel, Heiko & Barredo, José & D Bates, P & Feyen, L & Gericke, A & Neal, Jeffrey & C J H Aerts, J & Ward, Philip. (2012). Comparative flood damage model assessment: Towards a European approach. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 12. 3733-3752. 10.5194/nhess-12-3733-2012.
- Martínez‐Gomariz E, Gómez M, Russo B, Sánchez P, Montes J. A. (2018) Methodology for the damage assessment of vehicles exposed to flooding in urban areas. Journal of Flood Risk Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12475
- Martínez‐Gomariz, E., Russo, B., Gómez, M. and Plumed, A. (2019) An approach to the modelling of stability of waste containers during urban flooding. Journal of Flood Risk Management. jfr3.12558, doi:10.1111/jfr3.12558,
- Messner F., Meyer V., Penning-Rowsell E.C., Green C., Tunstall S., and van der Veen A. (2007). Evaluating flood damages: guidance and recommendations on principles and methods, FLOODsite Project Deliverable D9.1. Wallingford, UK: FloodSite Consortium.
- Martin-Ortega, J.; Markandya, A. The Costs of Drought: the Exceptional 2007–2008 Case of Barcelona; BC3 Working Paper Series 2009-09; Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3): Bilbao, Spain, 2009.
- Milanesi L., Pilotti M., Belleri A., Marini A., Fuchs S. (2018). Vulnerability to flash floods: A simplified structural model for masonry buildings. Water Resources Research, 54, 7177–7197. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR022577
- Nascimento N., Machado M. L., Baptista M., Silva A. D. P. (2007). The assessment of damage caused by floods in the Brazilian context. Urban Water Journal, 4, 195–210.
- Olsen A.S., Zhou Q., Linde J. J., Arnbjerg-Nielsen K. (2015). Comparing methods of calculating expected annual damage in urban pluvial flood risk assessments. Water, 7, 255-270; doi:10.3390/w7010255
- Penning-Rowsell E.C, Viavattene C., Pardoe J., Chatterton J., Parker D., Morris J. (2010). The Benefits of Flood and Coastal Risk Management: A Handbook of Assessment Techniques. The Burroughs, Hendon, London, UK: Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University Press.
- Scawthorn C., Flores P.L., Blais N., Seligson H.A., Tate E., Chang S.H., Mifflin E., Thomas W., Murphy J., Jones C., Lawrence M. (2006). HAZUS-MH Flood Loss Estimation Methodology Damage and Loss Assessment.
- UN-Habitat, Resilience. Available online: https://unhabitat.org/urban-themes/resilience/ (accessed on 27 September 2018).
- United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, Highlights (ST/ESA/SER.A/352); United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division: New York, NY, USA, 2014.
- Velasco M., Cabello A., Russo B. (2016). Flood damage assessment in urban areas. Application to the Raval district of Barcelona using synthetic depth damage curves. Urban Water Journal. Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 426-440. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.994005.
- Walloth, C.; Gurr, J.M.; Schmidt, J.A. Understanding Complex Urban Systems: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Modeling; Springer International Publishing: Basel, Switzerland, 2014.
- Watts, D.; Ren, H. Classification and discussion on methods for cascading failure analysis in transmission. In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Singapore, 24–27 November 2008; pp. 1200–1205.
- Zhou Q., Mikkelsen P.S., Halsnæs K., Arnbjerg-Nielsen K., (2012). Framework for economic pluvial flood risk assessment considering climate change effects and adaptation benefits. Journal of Hydrology, 414-415, 539–549.
Prof. Dr. Beniamino Russo
Dr. Eduardo Martínez-Gomariz
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- Urban floods
- tangible damages
- damage models
- flood-depth damage curves