Deciphering Deluges: New modeling approach reexamines two key assumptions about flooding

For the last century, the U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others have collected data on flooding activity to assess damage and help predict future events. Accurately forecasting the frequency and magnitude of flooding events is critical for infrastructure design, environmental management, and disaster preparedness and response.

Although long-term flood records are useful, there may also be large-scale, systematic forces at work that past studies have not adequately captured. For one, traditional prediction methods often assume that flood hydrology is stationary, or, rather, that the magnitude and variability of flood events do not change systematically over time. However, climate change and water management practices could significantly alter the magnitude and variability of extreme flooding events, causing floods to become nonstationary.

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Source: Deciphering Deluges by Sarah Witman (31 August, 2017, Water Resources Research).

Call for Papers on Estuary and Coast

The International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts is expecting the submission of research papers. All authors of selected papers will be invited to the event.

The International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), one of regional allies of GWP China, advocates its upcoming event “the 6th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts”, on August 20-23, 2018 in Cean, France, together with the University of Caen Normandie and the Group of Scientific Interests.

Under such theme “Estuaries and Coasts in times of Global Change”, it includes several topics as below:

  • Saline intrusion and sea level rise: measurements, modelling and forecasting their impacts to economic development and human lives ;
  • Waves and Tsunami: Measurements, modelling, forecasting and warning system ;
  • Estuarine and coastal flows and their evolution by climate change ;
  • Sediment transport and morphological change in estuaries and coastal zones ;
  • Megacities development and coastal floods under the threat of sea level rise and climate change : Observation, modelling, forecasting and early warning systems ;
  • Environment and ecosystem change in estuaries and coastal zones in time of global change ;
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management for sustainable developments in global change context ;
  • Environment and Marine Renewable Energies.

HIGHLIGHTS for whom have interestes in the theme and its topics—

Important dates

  • Oct 1, 2017 : submission of abstracts
  • Dec 1, 2017 : notification of abstract acceptance
  • Jan 31, 2018 : submission of full papers
  • Mar 31, 2018 : notification of paper acceptance
  • Apr 30, 2018 : submission of camera-ready Manuscripts
Abstract submission

Abstracts (between 200 and 1000 words) should be submitted via the following application :   https://icec-2018.sciencesconf.org
Papers should provide detailed information on the objectives of the study, the methodology, the main results and major conclusions. They should mention the name, affiliation of authors, and Email of the corresponding author.

Articles

All of the presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be considered for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
One can check this link for more details.

Open Access (International Association of Hydrological Sciences)

Hey guys as you may know, we are expecting a 2015 subscription for the Hydrological Sciences Journal published by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).

Due to assistance from one of our colleagues, I have been made aware of an open access publication to refereed proceedings in hydrology provided by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Thus one can easily access abstracts and PDFs.

Thus one can access articles in relation to hydrology from 2014 to 2015. Topics on which information is provided include hydrologic models, flood risks, remote sensing and GIS, water scarcity, sedimentation, climate change and land use to name a few.

Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Happy reading! 🙂