Special Issue "Urbanization under a Changing Climate – Impacts on Urban Hydrology "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2020).
Interests: stormwater management and low impact development; surface water quality assessment and management; hydrological modeling; climate change impacts on water resources; hydrological extremes
Interests: urban hydrology; environmental hydraulics; geomatics engineering; sustainable urban design; water quality
Under the pressure of urbanization, the science of urban hydrology has advanced to improve urban water system management for developing/creating more livable cities, in which public safety and health, as well as the environment, are protected. The ultimate goal of urban water management is to mimic the hydrological cycle prior to urbanization. On top of urbanization, climate change, which has been demonstrated to alter the hydrological cycle in all respects, is further introducing challenges to managing urban water systems. To mitigate and adapt to urbanization under a changing climate, our further understanding of key hydrologic components should be expanded including climate change into consideration; thus, effective and efficient measures can be formulated. Furthermore, urban water management aims to improve system resiliency and sustainability given that the principle of stationarity may be invalid under urbanization and climate change. Therefore, this Special Issue will cover a wide range of topics from fundamental urban hydrology to measures for enhancing urban water management under urbanization and climate change.
The specific topics include, but are not limited to:
- Rainfall measurement, modeling, and forecasting at a finer resolution in both time and space for variability/change assessment and urban hydrological modeling;
- Impacts of urbanization and climate change on hydrologic components including evapotranspiration, surface runoff and subsurface flow;
- Impacts of urbanization and climate change on receiving water bodies with a focus on degradation in water quality (including conventional and emerging pollutants) and ecosystems;
- Hydrological modeling and forecasting, particularly taking into account the impacts of both urbanization and climate change;
- Approaches to managing urban stormwater using infiltration-based techniques (e.g., bioretention systems, permeable pavements, green roofs, etc.) and retention-based techniques (e.g., stormwater ponds, wetlands, etc.) and stormwater reuse;
- Assessment of uncertainty from various sources in hydrological modeling/analysis, especially in a changing climate;
- Urban water infrastructure design (e.g., stormwater drainage system) in a changing climate and/or urbanization;
- Non-stationary hydrology.
Assoc. Prof. Jianxun (Jennifer) He
Prof. Caterina Valeo
Assit. Prof. K.S. Kasiviswanathan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate change
- Hydrologic cycle
- Hydrologic modeling and forecasting
- Urban water quanity and quality
- Urban water management
- Urban water infrastructure design
- Uncertainty analysis
- Best management practices
- Sustainable urban design