12–13 September 2019, Swansea University Bay Campus, Wales, UK, SA1 8EN, UK
4th IMA International Conference on Flood Risk

As in the recent publication of the IPCC AR5 report, flood risks have again been highlighted as one of the most perceivable indicators when it comes to the understanding of climate change impact. Research on flood risk has never been ampler, yet we still witness the growing causalities of severe flooding around globe on an annual basis. The stark resemblance of the consequences between the two catastrophic flooding events in both Japan and Indonesia in 2018 exposes a bitter reality that there are still knowledge gaps to be filled by both academia and practitioners, with no exception for the developed world.

Continuing on from its successful series of previous Conferences on Flood Risk, the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA) and Swansea University are organising the 4th IMA International Conference on Flood Risk, which is due to take place 12–13 September 2019. This conference will bring together engineers, mathematicians, and statisticians working in the field. It enables participants to meet and exchange their views on important technical issues, and the new and emerging methods and technologies in assessing flood risks in a world that is continually being altered by climate change and moving towards an uncertain future. The emphasis will be on new developments in mathematical modelling methods and statistical techniques in assessing flood risks, especially regarding the quantification of flood risks with a nonstationary climate and modelling uncertainty. Methods and applications assimilating new data from new cutting-edge types of observations will be among the topics of discussion.

The call for abstracts of the conference has closed, however, you can still register to participate in the conference at

Call for Journal Paper Submissions on Advances in Modelling and Assessing Flood Risks

Dear colleague,

In connection with the conference as well as the wider academic community, we cordially invite you to submit papers that draw upon diverse conceptual bases, including reliability theory, statistical analysis, mathematical modelling of flood flows, forecasting systems and assimilation techniques, modelling of flood risk communication and decision making and, of course, mathematics. Papers are expected to cover the following four principal themes:

  • Climate change, hydroclimatic extremes, and non-stationarity;
  • Computational methods in flood flow modelling and emerging AI techniques;
  • Emerging observation technology and data assimilation method for flood modelling;
  • Mathematical methods for evaluating flood risk perception, communication, and human reaction.

Contributions that span these topics while still addressing the overall theme are most welcome.

Please note that this call-for-papers is not only open to conference participants, but also to the general research and academic community of this field. All submissions will be subjected to the peer review process of Water journal and, once accepted, will be published in a regular issue of the journal.

The deadline for submission is 31 March 2020. Please refer to the submission instructions below. Please contact Ms. Janelee Li at MDPI ([email protected]) for any further assistance.

Dr. Yunqing Xuan & Prof. Dominic E. Reeve

On behalf of the organisation and scientific committees

Submission Instructions

(1) Please refer to the Instructions for Authors before submitting your paper, where there is a template available for download:

(2) Please register ( and log in ( to the system before submitting. Please note that you may have to check the junk or spam mailbox if you do not receive an activation link in your account.

(3) Once your manuscript is ready, please kindly submit it using our online manuscript submission and editorial system at:

(4) When filling in the manuscript details from Steps 1 to 4, please choose

Journal: Water

Section: Hydrology

Please also upload a cover letter.

IMPORTANT for IMA conference participants only: Please state in the cover letter that the manuscript is for “The 4th IMA International Conference on Flood Risk” and mention the reference number given by the conference organiser.

(5) Click the "submit" button after you finish all the steps. An autogenerated email will be sent to inform you that your submission has been successful.

Since we are an online journal, there is no restriction on the length of the paper or the number of figures, and we encourage you to prepare your manuscript in as much detail as possible.

The call for abstracts of the conference has closed, however, you can still register to participate in the conference at

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