Special Issue "Flood Risk in the Anthropocene"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: My research focuses on understanding the mutual interaction between fluvial processes and human activities. In particular, my main research interests are: dynamics of water and society; flood risk management; scour at hydraulic structures
Interests: My research interests include flood forecasting, data assimilation, large scale distributed hydrological modeling, remote sensing, flood risk, and uncertainty analysis and reliability analysis of flood defense systems
Casualties, economic losses, and intangible damages ascribed to floods are still dramatically increasing in different regions of the world. Societies have shown different forms of reacting to floods, fighting or adapting, and implementing structural or nonstructural protection measures, or a combination of all. Whatever the interaction between society and floods, though,it will induce alterations to the human–flood dynamic that might have implications both for humans and the natural system.
As the scale and pace of human interactions with earth systems have intensified, understanding how human-induced alterations (and their implications) have formed in the past and are developing in the present is crucial to our ability to anticipate, mitigate, and adapt to changes in the future.
This Special Issue welcomes contributions from the engineering, earth, and social sciences. Examples include the following topics:
- Observing, modeling, and managing flood risk in a changing environment;
- Sociohydrological dynamics in floodplains (at small and large scale);
- Climate-stressed flood risk in low-income countries;
- Human–flood interactions in urbanizing areas.
Dr. Luigia Brandimarte
Dr. Maurizio Mazzoleni
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- Flood risk
- Human–flood interactions