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Special Issue "Management of Hydrological Extremes: Floods and Droughts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2019.
Prof. Dr. Maria Manuela Portela Website E-Mail
CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: +351 218 418 142
Interests: surface hydrology; extreme hydrological events; statistical models; trend detection; regionalization models; uncertainty and risks analysis and design of infra-structures
Prof. Dr. Inmaculada Pulido-Calvo Website E-Mail
Dpto. de Ciencias Agroforestales, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Huelva, 21007 Huelva, Spain
Phone: +34 667445436
Interests: hydraulic and water resources engineering; artificial neural networks; irrigation engineering; drought and pipe network analysis
The management of extreme hydrological phenomena such as droughts and floods is assumed to be an important concern to all human civilization. Since they are global natural hazards that are being intensified by climate variability and constitute a threat to increasingly scarce freshwater, it is important to develop knowledge to support risk management and adaptation planning.
This Special Issue will focus on highlighting ongoing research investigations and new methodologies in the field to better anticipate and improve preparedness systems for future hydrological extreme events but also to facilitate the process of decision making and the promotion of societal resilience.
Within this framework, the Editor of this Special Issue would like to invite original research contributions that emphasize the following areas:
- Water governance and regulatory processes regarding the management of hydrological extremes;
- Preparedness systems and disaster warning. Methods and applications for (a) monitoring floods and droughts, (b) frequency analysis on flood and drought variables/indicators, spatio-temporal patterns, and variability, and (c) the prediction of hydrological extremes in near real-time and future forecasting;
- Risk assessment concepts for hydrological extremes that could innovate in respect to the limitations of current methods and assessment practices;
- An assessment of value of the information on hydrological impacts to relevant stakeholders and decision makers at regional scale using case studies;
- Risk management. New approaches on (a) the prevention and mitigation of hydrological extremes and (b) adaptation strategies for future climate scenarios;
- The vulnerability of water resources systems to extreme hydrological events using case studies.
Submissions of both general methodological contributions as well as case studies of hydrological extremes management in different regions covering a wide range of spatial scales are strongly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. João Filipe Santos
Prof. Dr. Maria Manuela Portela
Dr. Inmaculada Pulido-Calvo
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- risk assessment
- society resilience
- water resources vulnerability
- preparedness and early warning systems