Mitigation Techniques for Water-Induced Natural Disasters: The State of the Art
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Interests: engineering geology; geohazards; slope development
Interests: hydrodynamic and hydraulic modeling; storm tide and storm wave modeling
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According to the 2020 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2020), about 74% of all natural disasters were water-related between 2001 and 2018. The total number of deaths exceeded 166,000 only because of floods and droughts during the past 20 years. Additionally, floods and droughts caused total economic damage of almost USD 700 billion and affected over 3 billion people worldwide. Water-induced natural disasters can be categorized as floods, droughts, landslides, storm surges, storm waves, and tsunami and are expected to worsen with climate change. Hence, there is still a growing demand for novel techniques that could be adopted for mitigating water-induced natural disasters.
In order to improve our capabilities and understandings for management, resilience, monitor, analysis, prediction, forecast, and hindcast of water-induced natural disasters, this Special Issue is intended to collect the latest and state-of-the-art studies on floods, droughts, landslides, storm surges, storm waves, and tsunami disasters. Research focusing on model development and applications using state-of-the-art methods is welcome. We look forward to receiving contributions in the form of research articles and reviews for this Special Issue. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Monitor and prediction of natural disaster due to water-induced natural disasters;
- Preparing an emergency evacuation plan for water-induced natural disasters;
- Improving disaster resilience to water-induced natural disasters;
- Statistical and big data analysis for floods, landslides, storm surges, storm waves, and tsunami disasters;
- Artificial intelligence techniques for simulating and predicting water-induced natural disasters;
- Risk assessment of future water-induced natural disasters;
- Numerical method and its applications to water-induced natural disasters.
Prof. Dr. Hongey Chen
Dr. Wei-Bo Chen
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- Monitor and prediction
- Emergency evacuation
- Disaster resilience
- Climate change
- Numerical modeling
- Statistical and big data analysis
- Artificial intelligence techniques