Special Issue "Innovative Aspects in Flood Risk Evaluation, Mapping and Communication"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Aronica
River Basin Management and Hydraulic Works, Civil Engineering Department, Engineering University of Messina, Contrada Di Dio, 98166 Villaggio S. Agata, Messina, Italy
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Interests: hydraulic engineering; hydrology; debris flow; flood risk; climate change; extreme rainfall; pluvial flooding risk in urbanized areas
The diversity in methodological approaches taken and terminology used in hazard and vulnerability modelling, risk mapping, uncertainty assessment and visualisation in different science and practice communities brings challenges in establishing a comprehensive, robust and reliable picture of flood risk. This Special Issue of the ‘Water’ Journal is designed to address this problem by presenting innovative results on the following topics:
- Methods for hazard and vulnerability modelling, risk mapping, uncertainty assessment and visualisation.
- Validation of hazard, vulnerability and risk estimates—How can the quantification of different components of flood risk be confirmed?
- Representing the diverse nature of the flood hazard and consequences—How can flood risk maps incorporate and deal with different flood types (e.g. urban flooding, flash flood, coastal flooding) and aspects of vulnerability (e.g. monetary loss, impacts on infrastructure, environmental damage)?
- Improved communication of best estimates and associated uncertainty—How can flood hazard and risk maps communicate risk statements more effectively and meaningfully to different map users? What are adequate representations of the associated uncertainty?
- Use of flood maps in the insurance and re-insurance business—How can historical records and the results of modelling of development and climate change scenarios be employed to assess potential future impacts?
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Tito Aronica
Prof. Dr. Bruno Merz
Prof. Slobodan Djordjevic
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- flood risk mapping
- vulnerability and damage modelling
- risk communication