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Special Issue "Safety Risk Management of Hydraulic Engineering Operation"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Engineering and Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 November 2023 | Viewed by 449

Special Issue Editors

School of Water Conservancy, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou 450040, China
Interests: construction management; risk management; public-private partnership
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Business School, Hohai University, Nanjing 211100, China
Interests: project management in construction; project governance; project risk management
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Business School, Hohai University, Nanjing 211100, China
Interests: complex system safety; infrastructure system resilience; artificial intelligence in engineering management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to our upcoming Special Issue of Sustainability titled “Safety Risk Management of Hydraulic Engineering Operation”.

Hydraulic engineering has the special characteristics of a large scale, strong public welfare, a wide range of influence, and complex operation environment. The operation safety of hydraulic engineering involves many risk factors. It not only involves metal structures such as gates and opening and closing machinery, many kinds of equipment such as electrical equipment and special equipment, as well as structures such as reservoirs, dams, and traffic bridges, but also involves personnel activities such as engineering maintenance and inspection. In addition, it concerns unfavorable environments such as working at heights and water-facing work. It is necessary to fully analyze the above factors and carry out safety risk control in hydraulic engineering operation.

With the development of modern information technology, intelligent construction has become an important approach for the delicacy management of hydraulic engineering projects. The continuous emergence of modern remote sensing and monitoring technologies, such as satellite remote sensing, aerial remote sensing, UAV tilt photography, intelligent sensors, and the Internet of Things, provides advanced sensing means for the dynamic online monitoring of river basins and hydraulic engineering projects, as well as a technical driving force for intelligent analysis and efficient decision making for their safe operation. In particular, the digital twin technology would improve the guaranteed ability of safe operation and scientific and accurate decision-making of the hydraulic engineering project, so as to promote the digital, networking, and intelligent development of safety risk management in hydraulic engineering operation.

The Special Issue focuses on original research articles and comprehensive reviews regarding the safety risk management of hydraulic engineering operation. In this framework, both specialized and interdisciplinary manuscripts concerning the following topics are welcome, in addition to those addressing other related issues:

  • Safety risk management of hydraulic engineering;
  • Application of artificial intelligence method in hydraulic engineering risk management;
  • Sustainable risk of hydraulic engineering;
  • Risk management of hydraulic engineering based on remote sensing, intelligent sensors, Internet of Things, and digital twin. 

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Huimin Li
Dr. Jiyong Ding
Dr. Liangliang Song
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 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.


  • operation safety
  • risk early warning
  • intelligent hydraulic engineering
  • digital twin
  • risk assessment
  • risk decision
  • emergency management

Published Papers

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