Special Issue "Process Based Modelling of Natural and Distributed Flood Control Measures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Flood Modelling
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We invite you to submit your latest research findings showing progress in the ‘’Process-Based Modelling of Natural and Distributed Flood Control Measures’’ to a Special Issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441), an open-access journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water).
Nature-based retention measures are an essential part of a sustainable and integrated flood-protection strategy at different scales. Natural and distributed flood control measures comprise land-use change; agricultural management; the restoration of rivers and floodplains; as well as small, uncontrolled retention basins.
It is essential to analyze the effects of these measures. Different modelling approaches in different catchments impede the comparability of many research projects. For this reason, the effectiveness of these measures is often controversially discussed.
Channel restorations such as flow path extension, channel widening, or uplifting the channel bottom have been effectively used and implemented. Coupled with flood plain measures, retention and translation effects have to be quantified. One aim of this Special Issue is to bring together recent research on the effects of combined river and flood plain restoration in different catchments with various topographic properties and different spatial scales. Moreover, submissions analyzing the impact of different land-use, agricultural management, and small retention basins on runoff generation and runoff concentration are encouraged.
We especially welcome submissions about modelling results, as well as experimental outcomes that anlyse catchment and event characteristics with regard to their flood reduction potential. Manuscripts about optimizing nature-based solutions for flood risk reduction in mesoscale catchments are also welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Markus Disse
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Natural and distributed flood control
- Land use change
- Agricultural management
- River restoration
- Floodplain restoration
- Small retention basins
- Process-based modelling
- Experimental outcomes.