Special Issue "Fluvial Geomorphology, River Management and Restoration"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrogeology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Salvatore Ivo Giano
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Guest Editor
Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, via Ateneo Lucano, 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: geomorphology; fluvial geomorphology; tectonic geomorphology; geological heritage; engineering geology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fluvial geomorphology and river dynamics have become more relevant in recent decades, having suffered relevant modification around the world due to recent strong climate changes. The natural modification of river systems as a consequence of climate change adds to the pressure on humanity, producing modifications of the fluvial landscape and its dynamics. In this framework, a new perspective in approaching research on fluvial environments is fundamental, and it must merge more than one expertise.

The objective of this Special Issue is to provide the reader with information on recent advances in fluvial geomorphology and river management studies. Research papers related to the response of fluvial landform induced by physical processes, in long- to short-term evolution, are expected. Particularly, articles on the relationship among climate change, tectonic activity, and base level variations in fluvial landscape geomorphological long-to-short term evolution will be welcome.

In the last century, fluvial systems have seen an increase in human activities that has led to a modification of their geomorphological, hydrological, and biological factors. The high loss of life and infrastructures due to high-magnitude events in the fluvial environment make detailed studies on river restoration and management particularly suitable. Contributions dealing with fluvial response estimation in river management are of particular interest for publication; papers related to fluvial contexts before/during/after a high-magnitude event are also welcome. Moreover, papers on the self-purification capacity of river catchments are welcome in the light of pollution due to anthropic activities.

The Special Issue will collect contributions coming from different fluvial landscapes over the world, thus allowing scientists to compare fluvial landscape behaviors in different geographical contexts.

Prof. Dr. Salvatore Ivo Giano
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fluvial geomorphology
  • form and processes of river systems
  • fluvial landscape evolution
  • hydrology of fluvial catchment
  • human impacts on fluvial environment
  • river management and restoration
  • natural- vs. human-induced fluvial landforms

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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