Special Issue "Single and Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment: Challenges, Tools and Good Practices"
A special issue of GeoHazards (ISSN 2624-795X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: multi-hazard risk analysis; risk and vulnerability reduction; seismic vulnerability; seismic rehabilitation and retrofit; urban resilience; disaster response and reconstruction; geographic information systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Water: Recent Advances in the Assessment of Flood Risk in Urban Areas
Special Issue in Sustainability: Seismic Vulnerability Assessment at Urban Scale
Topical Collection in Fire: Heritage and Fire
Special Issue in GeoHazards: Geohazard Characterization, Modeling, and Risk Assessment
Over recent years, there has been increasing concern among the international community about the effects of natural and human-made hazards, whose impacts are becoming more frequent, more severe, and widespread. To tackle this global issue, it is fundamental to engage and develop fundamental and applied research that can lead to more efficient risk mitigation practices and policymaking based on a thorough understanding of the elements at risk and the factors that make them more or less vulnerable to disaster impact. In light of this, the present Special Issue aims to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and new perspectives on the assessment and mitigation of multi-hazard risk. Particularly welcome are contributions dealing with the development, validation, and practical implementation of innovative techniques, methods, and tools to assess, manage, and mitigate single and multi-hazard risk at different scales.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Resilience: Conceptual understanding and multi-disciplinary perspectives; definition of global resilience factors; integrated monitoring/representation systems, surveying, and diagnosis; smart digitized inventories and frameworks.
Safety: Multi-hazard disaster scenarios and definition of global hazard factors; vulnerability and damage assessment approaches for natural and human-made hazards.
Adaptive Capacity: Sensitization of local communities; effective advice and adaptation policies of the government and/or societal organizations; emergency response and plans; community engagement and participation.
Risk Assessment: Disaster risk mitigation and communication actions; cost/benefit analysis of emergency versus prevention.
Dr. Tiago Miguel Ferreira
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. GeoHazards is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 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.
- Natural and human-made hazards
- Risk assessment and mitigation
- Adaptive capacity
- Cascading effects
- Disaster response