Special Issue "Soil–Water Conservation, Erosion, and Landslide"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Su-Chin Chen
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Soil and Water Conservation, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City, 40227, Taiwan
Tel. +886-4-2285-1558
Interests: sediment transport; soil erosion and scour; dam breach; landslides; vegetation restoration; eco-hydrology; disaster mitigation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The predicted climate change is likely to cause extreme storm events and, subsequently, catastrophic disasters, including soil erosion, debris and landslide formation, loss of life, etc. In the decade from 1976, natural disasters affected less than a billion lives. These numbers have surged in the last decade alone. It is said that natural disasters have affected over 3 billion lives, killed on average 750,000 people, and cost more than US$ 600 billion. Of these numbers, a greater proportion are due to sediment-related disasters, and these numbers are an indication of the amount of work still to be done in the field of soil erosion, conservation, and landslides. Scientists, engineers, and planners are all under immense pressure to develop and improve existing scientific tools to model erosion and landslides and, in the process, better conserve the soil. Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue is to improve our knowledge on the processes and mechanics of soil erosion and landslides. In turn, these will be crucial in developing the right tools and models for soil and water conservation, disaster mitigation, and early warning systems. Original work submitted on this Special Issue will be given preferential treatment; moreover, papers focusing on the key processes of soil erosion, mechanics of sediment transport, and unconventional tools and methods on these subjects are welcome.

Prof. Su-Chin Chen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • soil and water conservation
  • soil erosion
  • sediment yield
  • sediment budget
  • erosion control
  • debris flow
  • shallow landslide
  • deep-seated landslide
  • vegetation restoration
  • disaster mitigation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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