Special Issue "Impact of River Hydrology on Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2021).
The current theme of this Special Issue is the impact that the awareness of the non-stationarity of hydrological phenomena, and of river hydrology in particular, has on river hydraulic engineering and hydropower. This goes hand in hand with the awareness of the non-stationarity of the climate.
Closely linked to climate change is the growing need for environmental protection and, more generally, for sustainable development, including from a social point of view. Future river engineering works should be conceived, designed, built, and managed in view of these future scenarios, and their feasibility should no longer be assessed only in economic terms but through parameters and indices that quantify their sustainability and the contribution they make to the improvement of the living conditions of the individual and the human community.
River engineering works, river basin reclamation, flood control, bridges, as well as dams and reservoirs for irrigation, drinking, and energy purposes must adapt to and be designed for these scenarios and evaluation criteria. Hydroelectric plants, in particular, are expected to play an increasing role in satisfying the demand for energy from renewable sources. Reservoirs for hydroelectric purposes, in particular, can play an important function in compensating for the differences between the demand and supply of electric power.
Studies are required that cover a) future hydrological regimes of river basins, specifically of those ones in mountainous regions with significant extension of glaciers; b) evolution of the demand for electricity and its value; and c) the search for feasibility parameters of river engineering works and systems and hydroelectric power plants that exceed the limits of mere economic feasibility.
Prof. Alberto Bianchi
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- river hydrology
- river engineering
- hydroelectric power plants
- climate change
- economic feasibility indices
- circular economy
- sustainable development