Special Issue "Urban Runoff Control and Sponge City Construction"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Haifeng Jia
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Department of Environmental Planning and Management, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: environmental planning and management; environmental system analysis; water quality and the hydrology model; sponge city and urban runoff control
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Prof. Dr. Jiangyong Hu
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Prof. Dr. Tianyin Huang
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School of Environment, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou 215009, China
Interests: water pollution control; water environment remediation
Prof. Dr. Albert S. Chen
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Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Interests: urban flooding; hydrology; hydraulic modelling; disaster risk management; flood resilience; digital innovation
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Dr. Yukun Ma
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School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: urban nonpoint source pollution; water pollution; stormwater management; stormwater risk assessment; sponge city; low-impact development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are seeking papers on the topic of “Urban Runoff Control and Sponge City Construction”.

The rapid urbanization, sometimes lacking adequate planning and design, has led to worsening city syndrome situations, such as urban flooding, water pollution, heat-island effects, and ecologic deterioration. Sponge city construction—integrating green and gray infrastructure—principles have become the new paradigm for a sustainable urban stormwater management strategy.

Deviating from the traditional rapid-draining approach, the new paradigm calls for the use of natural systems, such as soil and vegetation, as part of the urban runoff control strategy. It has become a widespread focus in urban water management research and practices globally. In this context, in order to present the latest developments, technologies, and case studies related to urban runoff control and sponge city construction, we propose this Special Issue.

All related manuscripts are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: the theories and technologies of sponge city construction; urban hydrology; methods of quantifying the benefits of a sponge city; rainwater utilization; practices that mitigate urban flooding and soil erosion; the performance of GI; the impact of media; preferential flow paths; vegetation; climate; design of the hydrological, hydrodynamic and pollutant removal processes; and case studies on sustainable urban design and management using LID-GI principles and practices. Contributions to this Special Issue could include laboratory and field tests of GI, innovative doped-media, or designing and modelling approaches for simulating event-based or long-term performance.

Original research papers or critical reviews are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Haifeng Jia
Prof. Dr. Jiangyong Hu
Prof. Dr. Tianyin Huang
Prof. Dr. Albert S. Chen
Dr. Yukun Ma
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • urban runoff
  • sponge city
  • LID
  • SUDS
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • modelling
  • planning and management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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