About this Research Topic
Floods are one of the most damaging natural hazards and are responsible for about 40% of all losses due to natural disasters worldwide since 1980. Floods may occur due to a number of causes - intense rainfall, drainage congestion, snowmelt induced floods, GLOF, etc. With climate change, new complexities are arising with regard to data analysis, flood mitigation, and flood management.
Recent times have seen significant progress in all aspects of flood management - capturing data relevant for floods, better tools for analysis of data, flood forecasting, flood disaster risk reduction, and socio-economic aspects of floods. Worldwide, different approaches, structural and non-structural, are being adopted for flood mitigation and management with varying degrees of success. In some places, including India, the current view is that complete protection against floods is not feasible and that the societies have to learn to live with floods.
Keeping in view the above, and the importance and relevance of floods as a topic of research and management, especially when facing a changing climate, the objective of this Research Topic is to compile recent developments in various aspects of flood management by welcoming contributions from experts, scholars, and practitioners. We expect that such a compilation would be of immense value for further research, training, and practical flood management.
This Research Topic welcomes publications on the following topics:
• Novel techniques for observation and analysis of flood data
• Modeling and forecasting of floods and extreme precipitation
• Nature-inspired evolutionary algorithms for flood management
• Flood management in a changing climate, including compound events and flood control infrastructure
• Urban floods and socio-economic aspects of floods
• Flood policy, governance, and disaster risk reduction
Keywords: floods, management, forecasting, climate change, disaster risk
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