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Special Issue "Advances of Low Impact Development Practices in Urban Watershed"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Prof. Francesco De Paola Website E-Mail
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Phone: +39 081 768 3420
Interests: low-impact development; meta-heuristic model; harmony search; urban stormwater systems; decision support system; water distribution network; pressure management; water leakages; pressure reducing valves; district metered areas
Prof. Elena Bresci Website E-Mail
Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI), University of Firenze, Via San Bonaventura 13, 50145 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 2755639
Interests: water harvesting; microclimate management; hydrological modeling; water resources management; soil and water conservation measures; fog harvesting; ecosystem services; nature based solutions
In recent years, climate changes and urbanization have caused huge urban pluvial flood events in many countries in the world, driving one to both develop and apply effective and innovative approaches for the design and management of urban stormwater systems. Gradual urbanization is provoking an increase in impervious surfaces and, consequently, of surface runoff and velocity and the reduction of concentration times of watersheds, both increasing soil erosion and worsening the water quality as a consequence of intensive contamination. In this field, low-impact development (LID) practices for urban runoff control can be intended as an effective approach to both improve urban resilience against flooding risk and assure environmental interventions with regard to adequate urban stormwater systems for both climate and land use changes.
This Special Issue welcomes research into new prospectives that provide pioneering advances in both experimental and modeling research on LIDs. Articles are welcome on different themes related to LID, such as decision support systems (DSS) for the optimal design of LIDs in urban subcatchments; case studies on the effectiveness of low-impact development strategies; the simulation of LID practices; and the calibration of parameters to model LID practices.
Prof. Francesco De Paola
Prof. Elena Bresci
Manuscript Submission Information
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- urban stormwater systems
- sustainable stormwater management
- low-impact development (LID)
- conventional measures
- meta-heuristic models
- decision support system