Special Issue "Urban and River Flooding: Theory, Experimental and Numerical Models, and Applications in Hydraulic Engineering"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Matteo Rubinato
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School of Energy, Construction and Environment & Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
Interests: hydraulics; environmental fluid mechanics; urban and coastal flooding; sustainable urban drainage systems; pollutant transport; river regulation; dynamic water surface patterns; advanced experimental flow measurement; climate change mitigation and adaptation
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Dr. Vasilis Bellos
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Scool of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9, Iroon Polytechniou str, 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece
Interests: hydraulics; hydrology; flood modelling; fluvial and pluvial floods; urban flooding; flood risk; uncertainty analysis; machine learning
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Dr. James Hart
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School of Energy, Construction and Environment & Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
Interests: pollution transport in environmental flows; pollution transport in pipe flows; environmental hydraulics; vegetated drainage systems; environmental hydrology; flooding and pollution transport in low-income countries
Dr. Laurent Courty
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Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua, Paseo Cuauhnáhuac 8532, Progreso 62550, Morelos, Mexico
Interests: urban hydrology; sustainable drainage; hydrometeorology; urban drainage numerical modelling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The frequency and magnitude of pluvial and fluvial flood events is projected to rise worldwide, causing substantial associated economic and public health costs. To tackle this global issue, numerical models have been developed to predict the interactions within the variables in place (e.g., flow rates, rainfall intentisites, geographical location, and local characteristics) to identify the areas that could be most at risk of flooding. Despite the recent progress related to the development of new large-scale models, which enables analyzing and simulating different processes in controlled environments under close-to-reality conditions, and despite the parallel  evolution of more accurate novel measurement techniques, such as imaging techniques or the application of low-cost technologies, such models are inherently difficult to verify because of the paucity of data essential for calibration and validation purposes. In addition, there is the need to investigate not only the causes and effects of these flooding events, but it is also crucial to provide a better understanding of these scenerios in order to implement systems that are resilient to challenges such as climate change and population growth.

The aim of this Special Issue is to gather research papers investigating  hydrodynamics,  sediment transport, dispersion of pollutants, and water quality that are related to urban and river flooding in order to (i) develop more accurate predictions of future events, (ii) identify new techniques to make cities more sustainable and resilient to these disasters, and (iii) aid local and national authorities to move towards the digitalization of the water sector for a more efficient management. This Special Issue is therefore open to experimental, theoretical, and numerical studies and field works, as well as all contributions including innovative solutions, novel instrumentation, and the application of usual devices to new developments.

Dr. Matteo Rubinato
Dr. Vasilis Bellos
Dr. James Hart
Dr. Laurent Courty
Guest Editors

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.

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Keywords

  • urban and river flooding
  • sediment transport
  • urban wash-off
  • pollutant transport and dispersion
  • sustainability
  • climate change
  • urbanization
  • flood resilience
  • water management
  • experimental and numerical modelling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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