Special Issue "Numerical Modelling and Data Analytics for Resilient Urban Water Infrastructure"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xilin Xia
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Guest Editor
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Interests: numerical modelling of hydrological hazards; flood risk management
Dr. Fanlin Meng
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Guest Editor
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Harrison Building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK
Interests: modelling and risk and resilience management of urban water systems; optimisation; water policy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urban water infrastructure consists of water and wastewater distribution/collection and treatment and flood control systems. Climate change is putting increasing stress on urban water infrastructure by increasing the frequency of natural hazards such as flooding or drought. At the same time, rapid urban population growth increases the exposure and vulnerability to these hazards. It is important to build resilience to natural hazards to adapt to climate change and achieve sustainability. Numerical modelling and data analytics play an increasingly important role in understanding and predicting the impacts of natural hazards, assessing risks, optimizing planning and operation, and ultimately increasing resilience. This special issue provides a platform to showcase recent advances in methodological development or applications of numerical or data-driven methods for increasing resilience of urban water infrastructure to natural hazards. Submission of research articles, case studies and review articles related but not limited to the following topics are encouraged:

  • Modelling of natural hazards and their impacts on urban water infrastructure
  • Digital twins of urban water infrastructure
  • Data analytics for assessing and/or enhancing resilience of urban water systems
  • Resilience assessment of urban water infrastructure
  • Optimal planning or operation for building resilient urban water infrastructure

Dr. Xilin Xia
Dr. Fanlin Meng
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • natural hazards
  • climate change
  • urban water infrastructure
  • resilience
  • numerical modelling
  • data analytics
  • machine learning

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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