Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Assessment of Flood Risk in Urban Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Over the past years there has been an increasing concern among the international community about the adverse effects of flood disasters in urban areas, whose impacts are becoming more severe and widespread due to increasing exposure of people and property and more frequent extreme weather events associated with climate change. In order to tackle this global issue, it is fundamental to promote and develop fundamental and applied research that allows better targeting of interventions to improve resilience, reduce vulnerability and enhance recovery as well as assisting decision makers to deliver more effective flood risk-reduction policies.
This Special Issue focuses on presentations and discussion of recent studies, new methods, original papers, and review articles that describe the current state of the art on the challenges related to the assessment and mitigation of flood risk in urban areas.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
Urban Flood Risk Assessment: Urban flood modelling and forecasting approaches; flood hazard and vulnerability assessment; risk mapping; spatial and temporal flood risk analysis.
Flood Risk Management and Mitigation: Challenges and advances in urban flood management; urban flood management policies and plans; practical experiences of urban flood management; communication actions; urban flood mitigation; cost/benefit analysis.
Adaptive Capacity: Sensitization of local communities; effective advice and adaptation policies of government and/or societal organisations; design for flooding; emergency response and plans; community engagement and participation.
Climate Change Impacts: Urban flooding and climate change; sea-level rise and urban coastal flooding; flood- and climate change-related policies.
Cultural Heritage and Floods: Flood risk assessment in historic sites; impacts of flood on heritage structures; cultural heritage exposed to flood risk.
Dr. Tiago Miguel Ferreira
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban flood risk
- flood risk assessment and mitigation
- urban flood management
- urban flood risk and climate change
- adaptive capacity
- flood risk in historic sites