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Special Issue "Assessment of Current and Future Vulnerability of Flooding with Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling and Remote Sensing Techniques"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Yang Hong

School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
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Interests: radar/satellite remote sensing of water cycle (precipitation, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, streamflow); hydrology and water resources; hydrometeorology; hydroclimatology
Guest Editor
Dr. Xinyi Shen

University of Connecticut
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Phone: 860-486-1799
Interests: hydrology; remote sensing; flood; soil moisture; numerical modelling
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Yaokui Cui

Peking University
Phone: +86-010-62751961
Interests: remote sensing; water cycle; big data; evapotranspiration; soil moisture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

Flooding hazards cause numerous economic and life losses in the present changing climate and environment. It is, therefore, important to keep developing and improving our knowledge in the field of flood vulnerability assessment and hazard alleviation. Multiple disciplines, including hydrology, hydraulics, remote sensing, and meteorology, are collaborating to assess the magnitude and impact of flood hazards. Moreover, with the increasing capacity of numerical modelling, machine learning, data archives, our ability to monitor, predict and understand the risks are growing rapidly.

Due to recent flood events, this Special Issue of Water addresses flooding in a timely manner, in particular, it seeks to highlight interdisciplinary approaches to address the complexity of flood vulnerability assessment in this changing climate and environment, including topics, such as:

  • Novel calibration/validation methods for numerical flood-inundation modelling;
  • Applying machine learning techniques/big data to flood risk/characteristic assessment;
  • New methods/data in obtaining river bathymetry;
  • Review of numerical flood simulation/prediction/design methods;
  • Flood-inundation applications using high-resolution remote sensing/GIS techniques/data/products;
  • Assessment of flood caused socioeconomic impact and hazard reduction;
  • Flood impact on sustainability of critical infrastructure, energy, food security and nexus;
  • Flood frequency/characteristics/analysis in changing climate, environment/urbanization;
  • Flood threats in changing estuaries, coasts and sea level.
Prof. Yang Hong
Dr. Xinyi Shen
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 monthly 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 1400 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.


  • Flood
  • Inundation
  • Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Hazard
  • Resilience and Sustainability
  • Climate Change
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Surge

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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