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Special Issue "Urban Rainfall Analysis and Flood Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2019).
Interests: Integrated urban water systems; wastewater treatment plant management and optimisation; advanced water treatment; oily and salty water treatment; energy management in integrated water systems
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Economic and demographic growth is placing increasing pressure on urban catchments with the extension of impervious areas and the concentration of population and economic activities. All these factors increase the risk and the potential damage connected to urban flooding and may amplify the effects of climate change. In the last decades, such topics have been largely discussed in the scientific community, with related efforts in the identification and estimation of potential future climatic trends. In urban areas, such studies have to be linked with the investigation of urbanization trends, the definition of more detailed numerical models able to simulate the complexity of flooding propagation in urban areas, the estimation of expected damage and its connection with flooding characteristics such water depth, velocity and energy.
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 urban rainfall analysis and flood management.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
Urban rainfall analysis and monitoring: studies related to rainfall analysis, the identification and estimation of climate trends on intense rainfall events, rainfall monitoring, new sensors, uncertainty connected with rainfall measurements and estimation.
Urban floods modelling: urban areas are always complex numerical domains usually requiring large computational efforts to obtain reliable results; for this reason, papers presenting new modelling approaches and/or the reliability analysis of current models are welcome.
Data uncertainty: urban flood analysis reliability relies on data quality (including rainfall measurements, topographic information, data on drainage infrastructures and potentially impacted elements. The Special Issue welcomes research related to the impact of data quality on flooding analysis and management, including reports from case studies, emergency management, design for flooding.
Flooding management strategies: challenges and advances in urban flood management; practical experiences of urban flood management; communication actions; retrofitting strategies for existing urban areas; sensitization of local communities; land consumption mitigation; emergency response and plans.
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Urban rainfall
- Climate change
- Flooding modelling
- Uncertainty analysis
- Flood management
- Land consumption
- Climatic trend analysis
- Flooding expected damage