Special Issue "Hydrological Extremes under Climate Change and Socioeconomic Developments in Developing Countries"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 5579
Interests: statistical analysis of hydrological extremes; climate change/variability impact assessment on hydrology and water resources; monitoring and modeling of water availability and drought/water scarcity
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Climate change accelerates the Earth’s hydrological cycle, producing more droughts and floods with far-reaching socioeconomic consequences. Other human-caused changes, such as population growth, land use change, deforestation, agriculture expansion, urban construction, and industrial development, may increase the risk associated with extreme events. Developing countries and smaller economies suffer more from extreme events than developed countries due to their less resilient economies, poor preparedness to deal with the effects of extreme events, maladaptation because of the lack of knowledge/expertise and financial and technological resources in risk management, governance capacity constraints, limited climate-proof investment, and poor insurance systems to transfer expenses and financial mechanisms. This Special Issue aims to advance our understanding of past and future impacts of climate and socioeconomic changes on hydrological extremes (extreme precipitation, flood and drought) in developing countries to make more resilient societies to extreme events. A non-exhaustive list of possible contributions includes:
- Dealing with sparse hydroclimatic and socioeconomic data;
- Examination of observed trends in extreme hydrological events in developing countries;
- Extreme event attribution;
- Projections of hydrological extremes under different global warming levels;
- Challenges of compound and cascading events;
- Spatial analysis of hydrological extremes;
- Physical, economic, and social vulnerability assessment of hydrological hazards;
- Multivariate risk analysis of hydrological extremes;
- Disaster risk reduction strategies;
- Adaptation and resilience planning;
- Sustainable development under the deep uncertainty of climatic and socioeconomic changes;
- Analysis of complex human–natural systems in a changing environment.
Dr. Hossein Tabari
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- Hydrological extremes
- Extreme precipitation
- Flood and drought
- Climate change
- Socioeconomic changes
- Risk analysis