Special Issue "Nature-Based Approaches in River Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: hydrodynamics; hydraulic structures; river engineering; river basin development; hydroinformatics; ecohydraulics; environmental modelling; software systems development
For centuries, humankind has been engineering hydraulic structures in river systems to provide water security and safeguard against floods and droughts. Many levees, dikes, and embankments have been constructed to avoid or control river flooding and allow trading of goods and economic welfare. Several thousands of reservoirs have been built in all major river systems of the world for hydropower generation and to secure water supply in case of shortage. However, such measures have often induced adverse effects, notably to the environment.
More recently, the concept of ‘building-with-nature’ has been receiving considerable interest in attempts to remedy or reduce such adverse effects. This implies that the natural behavior of river systems needs to be assessed and understood at all levels of length and time scales before engineering measures can be developed to serve their particular purpose. This requires considerable research and pilot studies under different circumstances before such measures can be implemented in practice.
The scope of this Special Issue is to provide a state-of-the-art assessment of nature-based approaches in river engineering that may serve as an overview and summary of the major findings and promising directions.
Prof. Dr. ir. Arthur E. Mynett
Dr. Ellis Penning
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- river engineering
- nature-based solutions
- engineering measures
- hydropower development
- river morphology
- eco-environmental modeling