Special Issue "GIS Application: Flood Risk Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 April 2021.
Interests: GIS; water resources management; flood; surface water; groundwater; extreme events; environment
Interests: civil engineering; rivers; urbanism; urban development; geographic information system; environment; spatial analysis; environmental impact assessment; city planning; urban sustainability
In the last decades thanks to technological progress and the explosion of digital data and of geo-services, Geographic Information System (GIS) application has become central to supporting individuals, communities, businesses and public authorities decisions and communications in many domains. As such, GIS applications provide effective and powerful flood risk communication and decision support tools. However, the quality of geographic data to support flood risk assessment remains a challenge. This is particularly the case when assessing the exposure, vulnerability and resilience and when data is used to appraise flood risk management options and to support emergency services decision-making.
For this special issue of Water we seek papers discussing flood risk assessment with an emphasis on data geoprocessing, on the development of tailored risk indicators or for innovative communication tools involving web-mapping. This special issue will highlight discussions on how geographic data and GIS applications can and should inform and support flood risk management. The special issue is open to any geographic scale or spatial resolution.
Dr. Christophe Viavattene
Prof. Damien Serre
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Geographic Information System
- flood risk management
- flood impacts