Special Issue "Floods and Landslides: A Sustainability Approach"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: Water management; Multi-criteria decision-making; Stormwater modelling; Flood risk assessment; GIS; Environmental analysis; Urban drainage; Statistical testing; Sustainability indicators; Slope stability; Air quality; UHI effect
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Interests: flood modeling and management; hydrologic modeling; stormwater modeling and management; uncertainty analysis; watershed modeling
Interests: forensic investigations of disasters; geomorphology; integrated disaster risk research; landslides
Interests: collaborative learning; disaster risk management; environmental planning; human–water research; integrated river basin management; inter- and transdisciplinary research; participatory modelling; risk perception; sustainable development; water resources management
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Floods and landslides are two of the most harmful natural threats that societies have to deal with, especially in a context in which the effects of nonstationary factors, such as climate and land use/land cover changes, are already triggering the occurrence of both events. To improve the community resilience, infrastructures must be designed by best available methods and models that consider the aggregated impact of such severe hazards on economy, society and environment both in short- and long- terms. Exploring the consequences of these hazards in terms of the Triple Bottom Line is a branch of investigation that needs to be studied more in depth, since the devastating impacts of floods and landslides can cause not only serious economic losses, but also exert environmental degradation and endanger the well-being of people. Assessment multi-disciplinary methods, systems and tools based upon the consideration of a series of sustainability indicators have become accessible and effective solutions to improve the management and planning of buildings, communities, infrastructures, processes and products, ensuring their alignment with the principles of sustainable development. This Special Issue aims to produce knowledge about how sustainability assessments can be applied to appraise the potential impacts of floods and landslides, thereby helping to prioritise the implementation of adaptation measures to mitigate them at strategic areas. Consequently, this Special Issue is of interest to a broad range of hydrologists, scientists, practitioners, civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental managers, geologists, policy makers and modellers.References:
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Dr. Daniel Jato-Espino
Dr. Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf
Prof. Dr. Irasema Alcántara-Ayala
Prof. Dr. Mariele Evers
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- Adaptation measures
- Climate Change
- Economic loss
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Hazard mapping
- Multi-hazard analysis
- Land Use and Land Cover Change
- Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
- Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management (IWRM)
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Natural disaster planning and management
- Risk analysis
- Rockfall protection
- Sustainability assessment
- Sustainability indicators
- Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
- Sustainable infrastructure
- Trigger factors