Rethinking River Systems: Breakthroughs in Flow Simulation and Morphodynamic Modelling

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

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Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: water engineering; sustainability; resilience; water technologies; climate impact; extreme weather
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Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Interests: turbulence modelling; eco-hydraulics; near- and far-field coupling; Eulerian–Lagrangian methods; multiphase flow; large-eddy simulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to introduce the Special Issue titled "Rethinking River Systems: Breakthroughs in Flow Simulation and Morphodynamic Modelling". This edition is dedicated to exploring recent advancements and setting the future direction in river engineering and morphology. The Special Issue covers a wide array of topics, such as:

  • Advanced experimental methods, mathematical and numerical modelling of complex river processes, and innovative management strategies. It includes data-driven approaches and insights from real-world case studies.
  • Monitoring and forecasting of river flow patterns, sediment transport, and channel evolution, especially considering the impacts of climate change and human intervention.
  • Examination of riverine heterogeneity on sediment and nutrient transport, and the challenges in model calibration and prediction accuracy.

We invite contributions from researchers in experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects of river engineering and morphodynamics. The scope extends to flood risk management, river restoration, sediment management, and infrastructure design.

Our aim is to provide a platform for disseminating cutting-edge knowledge to professionals in river engineering, geomorphology, environmental science, and policy-making. This Special Issue strives to contribute to the sustainable management and development of river systems.

We look forward to your insightful contributions.

Dr. Soroosh Sharifi
Dr. Bruño Fraga
Guest Editors

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  • erosion control
  • fluvial processes
  • hydrodynamic modelling
  • model calibration
  • morphodynamic modelling
  • river and sediment monitoring techniques
  • river engineering
  • river flow patterns
  • river restoration
  • riverine ecosystems
  • sediment management
  • sediment transport

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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