Special Issue "Flash Floods in Urban Areas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Dr. Stefanos Stefanidis
Laboratory of Mountainous Water Management and Control, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloníki, Greece
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Interests: soil erosion and mountainous catchment degrafation; landslide management and control; cause and mechanism of debris and mud flow phenomena; torrent control works; check dams design and dimmensioning; sediment sources areas; flash floods phenomena; forest hydrology
Flash floods have been considered to be the most common natural disaster worldwide over the last decades. Their consequences are not only environmental but also economic, since they may cause damage to urban areas and may even result in the loss of life. Rapid population growth and urbanization have led to encroachments within stream beds and land use changes to catchments in upper urban centers. It is worth mentioning that many times flood phenomena could have been avoided if no anthropogenic interventions existed within stream beds. Moreover, due to climate change, flash floods will continually grow.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Post flash flood investigations
- Causes and mechanisms of flash flood phenomena
- Identification of flood prone areas
- Urban flooding and climate change
- Flood forecasting in urban areas
- Anthropogenic flood hazards
- Flood risk assessments in urban areas
- Mitigation measures against flooding in urban environments
- Relationship between rainfall and runoff
Dr. Stefanos Stefanidis
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- flood modeling
- flash floods
- flood risk analysis