Special Issue "Integrated Approaches to Manage Floods in Urban Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
2. Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Interests: flood risk management; urban planning; water-sensitive design
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Resilient Architectural and Urban Design
Interests: urban drainage systems; flood risk management; water-sensitive design
Many cities are currently revisiting their urban flood risk management strategy. There is a shift in focus from reacting to and preparing for singular extreme events to (also) anticipating trends in these types of events. This long-term focus is inherently coupled with large uncertainties as we are uncertain about how physical (climate change) and economic conditions will change, what research and innovation will bring, how societal preferences will develop, etc. Moreover, long lead times of flood protection infrastructure and transformative change of urban infrastructure are prompting (city) governments to consider the long-term horizon.
At the same time, the high ends of climate scenarios are becoming increasingly higher. This notion of taking a long-term perspective is prompting cities to consider the impact of climate change on their strategies and operations. City governments are increasingly aware that these implications are not only relevant the long term, but also for decisions made today. At the same time, our ability to forecast and be prepared for the next storm is also increasing, resulting in longer lead times (warning times) and, thus, in more options to better prepare cities. However, prevention and preparedness are still conceived and addressed in urban flood risk management approaches as separate strategies. As a consequence, opportunities to increase flexibility and resilience through better alignment have not been fully exploited.
In this Special Issue, we will address these challenges of taking a long-term perspective, assuming that climatic conditions will drastically change in the future. We would also like to receive contributions on the opportunities arising from an alignment or integration of preparedness and prevention. What is needed for its implementation in cities?” In summary, with this Special Issue, we hope to share international experiences and explore challenges and opportunities of an integrated, anticipatory urban flood risk management strategy.
Prof. Dr. Chris Zevenbergen
Prof. Dr. Walid Abdelazim Ibrahim
Dr. Mohanasundar Radhakrishnan
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- Urban flood risk management
- Adaptation planning
- Early warning