Current and future water-related risks in the Berlin–Brandenburg region
Current and future water-related risks in the Berlin–Brandenburg region
Editor(s): Tobias Sauter (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany), Pedro Alencar (Technical University of Berlin, Germany), Axel Bronstert (University of Potsdam, Germany), Katrin Nissen (FU Berlin, Germany), Márk Somogyvári (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany), Lena Masch (FU Berlin, Germany), Uwe Ulbrich (FU Berlin, Germany), and Maria-Carmen Llasat (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Fresh water is a key resource for human life, natural and agricultural ecosystems, and many aspects of societal and economic systems. Climate change will affect the availability and the quality of fresh water particularly, through altering the characteristics and frequency of extremes such as droughts and flooding. This in turn puts the functioning of water-related sectors and ecosystem services at risk. This special issue focuses on water-related risks in the Berlin–Brandenburg region.

The special issue topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Vulnerability of human-environment systems to water-related hazards and availability of good quality water.
  • Sustainable water resource management and solution for making human-environment systems more resilient to water-related hazards.
  • Forms of governance to cope with emerging challenges and how solutions can be implemented.
  • Public awareness, legal issues, administrative constraints and appropriate adaptation practices.

Review process: all papers of this special issue underwent the regular interactive peer-review process of Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences handled by guest editors designated by the NHESS executive editors.

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23 May 2024
Modelling Current and Future Forest Fire Susceptibility in north-east Germany
Katharina Heike Horn, Stenka Vulova, Hanyu Li, and Birgit Kleinschmit
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1380,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1380, 2024
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14 May 2024
Impact of drought hazards on flow regimes in anthropogenically impacted streams: an isotopic perspective on climate stress
Maria Magdalena Warter, Dörthe Tetzlaff, Christian Marx, and Chris Soulsby
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-44,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-44, 2024
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23 Apr 2024
Exploring drought hazard, vulnerability, and related impacts to agriculture in Brandenburg
Fabio Brill, Pedro Henrique Lima Alencar, Huihui Zhang, Friedrich Boeing, Silke Hüttel, and Tobia Lakes
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1149,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1149, 2024
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04 Apr 2024
Current status of water-related planning for climate change adaptation in the Spree River basin, Germany
Saskia Arndt and Stefan Heiland
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-59,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2024-59, 2024
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