Special Issue "Natural Disasters Occurrence, Reduction, and Restoration in Mountain Regions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 13473
Interests: sediment transport; soil erosion and scour; dam breach; landslides; vegetation restoration; eco-hydrology; disaster mitigation
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Mountain regions are critical because of their diverse geological conditions, dynamic changes, and the multiple natural hazards that often occur. Mountains are high-risk environments that can experience a variety of natural hazards, since initiated hazards often trigger secondary, cascading hazards, having a significant impact not only on the area of occurrence but often also on up- and downstream regions. High economic losses and human casualties are caused by geophysical- (rockfalls, earthquakes, and volcanic activities), hydrological- (floods, avalanches, and dammed-lake outbursts), and sediment-related hazards (landslides, driftwood, debris/mud flows, and surface erosion). Under the impacts of global warming and climate change the spatiotemporal patterns of rainfall and other weather events have become more unevenly distributed, often with a more extreme magnitude and/or intensity of events. The complexity of mountain regions in addition to the continued changes in the climate and land use have made it more challenging to predict mountainous hazards and their impacts on communities. Based on the countless efforts made worldwide on natural hazards in mountain regions, tight international collaboration is strongly required to answer questions related to the causes of disasters, the monitoring of hazardous phenomena, predicting disasters, and the effective reduction of hazardous consequences.
INTERPRAEVENT International Symposium 2022 has teamed up with this Special Issue. The oral presenters are encouraged to submit manuscripts to this SI; if accepted, the papers will be published in Water and collected in the INTERPRAEVENT proceedings.
For more information about the INTERPRAEVENT Symposium, visit the conference website: https://interpraevent2022.nchu.edu.tw/
Prof. Dr. Su-Chin Chen
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- disasters caused by dammed-lake outbursts and driftwood, debris/mud flows
- disasters caused by landslides and rockslides
- disasters caused by seasonal floods and surface erosions
- the relationships between natural hazards and climate change
- strategy from natural disasters to restoration
- stream ecosystem services and nature-based solutions
- disaster-resilient community and rural regeneration