Special Issue "Integrated Flood Management: Concepts, Methods, Tools and Results"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: flood disaster management and crisis management, risks analysis, vulnerability assessment, resilience strategy, development of hydroinformatics solutions for decision support, smart water solutions, urban environment, smart water
The recent catastrophic flooding events observed worldwide have underlined the urgency to integrate the current climate dynamic and to look to develop engineering solutions that give more space to the resilience concept. The complexity of modern societies has induced a growing vulnerability regarding flooding, in particular within the new megacity environments. The modern urban developments that will host 70% of the world population in 2030 requires that we anticipate, forecast and mitigate the potential flood risks that may affect cities. The integrated flood management (IFM) approach aims to maximize the productivity and efficient use of floodplains and coastal zones, while minimizing the loss of life and impact on livelihoods and assets through protective measures. Obviously, absolute protection from flooding is impossible to achieve and a choice has to be made regarding the level of risk that is acceptable for a society. This pro-active risk reduction approach has to be supported by concepts, methods and operational tools. This Special Issue aims to propose an overview of the most advanced research and results obtained with new concepts, methods and tools in the field of flood risk reduction. Submissions focused of emerging ICT solutions and hydroinformatics tools implemented in decision support systems and in catastrophe modelling are strongly encouraged. Submissions presenting a return on experience (REX) for extreme events and operational technical solutions are welcome.
Prof. Philippe Gourbesville
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- Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM)
- Decision Support Systems
- Early warning and forecast systems
- Hydroinformatics and ICT solutions
- Numerical models
- Crisis management
- Hazards, vulnerability and risks assessment
- Damage and mitigation strategies
- Return on experience (REX)