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Special Issue "Influence of the Urban Fabric on the Risks of Floods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: urban flood management; damage assessment; flood repair and flood resilience
Flooding is a global challenge that is known to impact on humanity across the world causing widespread chaos and disruption to homes, businesses and communities. Urbanisation coupled with increased storminess and extreme weather mean that urban flooding continues to grow in most world regions and in both developing and developed nations. The urban fabric can have a profound effect on flood risk as a consequence of decreased permeability, urban microclimates, poor drainage and water transit and increased exposure and vulnerability to flooding. Recognising this, there has been a shift in focus from traditional flood control approaches towards integrated risk management that explores strategies to live with water. Such strategies include appropriate planning and management of urban developments, flood resilient design and construction of new buildings coupled with the appropriate adaptation of existing buildings and blue-green infrastructure. This special issue of Water calls for innovative research papers that will advance our knowledge/capability in i) means to mitigate the influence of the built environment on the risks of flooding; and ii) innovative solutions that will help support the development of a more resilient urban infrastructure and built environment.
Prof. David Proverbs
Prof. Jessica Lamond
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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