Special Issue "Hydroinformatic Tools in Water Resources and Water Extreme Events Study"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Daniel Dunea
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Food Science, Valahia University of Târgoviste, 130004 Dambovita, Romania
Interests: environmental monitoring; crop ecophysiology; crop growth modelling; climate change impact; geospatial analysis; remote sensing
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Dr. Gheorghe Şerban
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Physical and Technical Geography Department, Faculty of Geography, Babeş-Bolyai University, 400000 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: reservoirs; hydrological hazards and risks; G.I.S. & hydroinformatics; UAV/UAS; geospatial analysis
Dr. Petre Brețcan
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Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities, Valahia University of Târgoviste, 130105 Dambovita, Romania
Interests: limnology; wetlands; water quality; geospatial analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An increase in the volume of data accumulated from hydrological stations combined with the information provided from remote sensing is a challenge but also an opportunity for the scientific community. Hydroinformatics research using different techniques of selection, processing, and visualization of data using modern analytical tools is the solution for understanding the dynamics, trends, and uncertainties of different hydrological processes and parameters.

Also, in the context of global climate change, atypical and dangerous weather episodes with high intensities have been recorded in various parts of the world in the recent past years. The negative effects of the dangerous hydro-meteorological processes were amplified by the massive deforestation, which has conducted to quick accumulations of the stream-flow on the slopes determining excessive soil erosion, landslides, and significant alluvial materials transport in streams or arable lands. All hydrological processes are accentuated by anthropogenetic influence, whether we are talking about the phases of runoff (floods/drying of rivers), physicochemical or biological parameters of water.   

The information on the timing and magnitude of floods/water shortage are required in many practical applications of water resources engineering for local, seasonal and regional frequency analyses required in engineering design, reservoir management, and operation of water infrastructure.

The special issue is focusing on the assessment of various hydroinformatic tools and associated case studies useful for establishing trends of the intensity of annual extreme hydrological flow process but also to different hydrological parameters in basins ranging from medium to large scale. The evaluation of the impact of climate change and human-induced environmental changes on water resources in the watershed is also envisaged looking for studies using long-term hydro-meteorological time series. Furthermore, the evaluation of the performance of models and trend detection algorithms is welcomed. Nevertheless, the application of the hydroinformatic tools in planning water resources strategies and policies fits within the scope of the special issue.

We look forward to receiving your manuscripts.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Dunea
Dr. Gheorghe Şerban
Dr. Petre Brețcan
Guest Editors

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  • water modeling
  • flash flood modeling
  • climate change impact on water resources and hydrological events
  • remote sensing for water resources and hydrological events
  • trend estimator
  • anthropogenic impact on water resources
  • geospatial analysis

Published Papers

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