Spatial Analysis of Flooding Phenomena in Urban Environments: Challenges and Case Studies

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 560

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change and the accelerated urban development in recent decades have configured a complex panorama in many parts of the world.  The urban growth of cities has been carried out on many occasions with its back turned to the problem of flooding, currently generating risk situations with very heterogeneous characteristics. The way in which the territory is transformed by humans and the meteorological effects derived from climate change make up a dangerous cocktail that is often difficult to diagnose. This changing context has lead academic and researchers in this field to develop increasingly complex and demanding frameworks of analysis. However, these actions must be carried out taking into account the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of the flooding phenomena, while highlighting the importance of spatial analysis for its study. This special issue seeks contributions involving innovative methodological approaches or relevant case studies regarding topics such as:

- Climate change and its flooding derivatives

- New GIS frameworks for urban flooding analysis 

- Strategies for mitigating flooding effects through land use policies and management 

- Risk analysis derived from human anthropization of territory

- Regulatory spatial applications aimed at integrating different knowledge of flooding

- Correlation between unbalanced urban planning and flooding vulnerability 

- Advances in DSM and DTM modeling of flooding in urban areas

- Etc.

Innovative methodologies, frameworks, or significant results from relevant case studies related to all these topics are welcome, but similar ones may also be considered for publication if they fit within the scope of this Special Issue.

Supported by R&D Group for Territorial Policy, Environmental and Infrastructure Planning (

Dr. Salvador García-Ayllón
Guest Editor

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