Flood risk assessment and management
Flood risk assessment and management
Editor(s): D. Patel, C. Prieto, D. Han, and K. Schröter
Flooding is the foremost natural hazard around the world, affecting human life and property (directly and indirectly). In the current era, many hydraulic and hydrologic modelling techniques are available for flood risk assessment and management as well as flood risk prevention and preparedness. They provide a platform for the scientific community to explore the causes of floods and to build up efficient methods for flood mitigation.

This special issue invites in-depth research work carried out through flood modelling including hydrological modelling, flood hydrodynamic modelling, flood inundation mapping, flood hazard mapping, risk assessment, flood policy, and flood mitigation strategy. It also welcomes studies dealing with various uncertainties associated with different stages of modelling and the exploration of modern techniques for model calibration and validation.

In addition, real-time flood inundation mapping is an important aspect for the evacuation of people from low-lying areas and reduction of the death toll. Real-time data gained through UAV-based flood inundation mapping and associated uncertainty in real-time aerial surveying are welcome in this special issue.

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17 Apr 2020
Preface: Advances in flood risk assessment and management
Cristina Prieto, Dhruvesh Patel, and Dawei Han
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1045–1048, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1045-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1045-2020, 2020
13 Aug 2019
Uncertainty quantification of flood mitigation predictions and implications for interventions
Koen D. Berends, Menno W. Straatsma, Jord J. Warmink, and Suzanne J. M. H. Hulscher
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1737–1753, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1737-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1737-2019, 2019
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23 Jul 2019
Climate risks, digital media, and big data: following communication trails to investigate urban communities' resilience
Rosa Vicari, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Bruno Tisserand, and Daniel Schertzer
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1485–1498, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1485-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1485-2019, 2019
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17 Jun 2019
Towards multi-objective optimization of large-scale fluvial landscaping measures
Menno W. Straatsma, Jan M. Fliervoet, Johan A. H. Kabout, Fedor Baart, and Maarten G. Kleinhans
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1167–1187, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1167-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1167-2019, 2019
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10 Apr 2019
Re-evaluating safety risks of multifunctional dikes with a probabilistic risk framework
Richard Marijnissen, Matthijs Kok, Carolien Kroeze, and Jantsje van Loon-Steensma
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 737–756, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-737-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-737-2019, 2019
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29 Mar 2019
Testing empirical and synthetic flood damage models: the case of Italy
Mattia Amadio, Anna Rita Scorzini, Francesca Carisi, Arthur H. Essenfelder, Alessio Domeneghetti, Jaroslav Mysiak, and Attilio Castellarin
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 661–678, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-661-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-661-2019, 2019
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25 Jan 2019
Delimitation of flood areas based on a calibrated a DEM and geoprocessing: case study on the Uruguay River, Itaqui, southern Brazil
Paulo Victor N. Araújo, Venerando E. Amaro, Robert M. Silva, and Alexandre B. Lopes
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 237–250, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-237-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-237-2019, 2019
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09 Jan 2019
Study on the combined threshold for gully-type debris flow early warning
Jian Huang, Theodoor Wouterus Johannes van Asch, Changming Wang, and Qiao Li
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 41–51, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-41-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-41-2019, 2019
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19 Dec 2018
Weight analysis of influencing factors of dam break risk consequences
Zongkun Li, Wei Li, and Wei Ge
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3355–3362, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3355-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3355-2018, 2018
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05 Nov 2018
Towards risk-based flood management in highly productive paddy rice cultivation – concept development and application to the Mekong Delta
Nguyen Van Khanh Triet, Nguyen Viet Dung, Bruno Merz, and Heiko Apel
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2859–2876, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2859-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2859-2018, 2018
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