Water and Environmental Challenges in a Changing World

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Publication Date: 15/10/2020

Pages: 234

ISBN13: 9781789062069

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Today, multi-disciplinarity is the key to tackle challenges for the sustainable management of water resources, especially considering the increasing complexity in the water world. It is thus fundamental to link the mathematical laws describing water bodies and the new technologies given by the ICT and information science scientific communities.

The 16 chapters in this book cover five main topics: numerical models to predict the water hydrodynamic in terms of flow fields and contaminant dispersion; problems related to floods in urban and coastal areas and to wastewater treatments; problems concerning water distribution networks; hydrological and climate change problems; and groundwater and erosion.

The complexity of the problems and the different approaches used within the chapters of this book clearly show the multi-disciplinary nature of the researche focused on water bodies. Thanks to the vivacity of the hydroinformatics community, day by day fundamental advances are made in understanding complex phenomena related to water physics as well as in novel methodologies and tools to drive sustainable and efficient management of natural and artificial water systems.

In Focus – a book series that showcases the latest accomplishments in water research. Each book focuses on a specialist area with papers from top experts in the field. It aims to be a vehicle for in-depth understanding and inspire further conversations in the sector.

Editorial: Water and environmental challenges in a changing world: the perspective of the 13th

International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2018

Mauro De Marchis and Luigi Berardi

Interaction of a dam-break wave with an obstacle over an erodible floodplain

Cristiana Di Cristo, Massimo Greco, Michele Iervolino and Andrea Vacca

Non-hydrostatic modelling of shallow water flow around a circular array of emergent cylinders

Jian Wang, Jingxin Zhang, Dongfang Liang and Lian Gan

On the application of the depth-averaged random walk method to solute transport simulations

Fan Yang, Dongfang Liang, Xuefei Wu and Yang Xiao

Optimal water quality sensor positioning in urban drainage systems for illicit intrusion identification

Mariacrocetta Sambito, Cristiana Di Cristo, Gabriele Freni and Angelo Leopardi

Assessing causes and associated water levels for an urban flood using hydroinformatic tools

J. L. S. Pinho, L. Vieira, J. M. P. Vieira, S. Venâncio, N. E. Simões, J. A. Sá Marques and F. S. Santos

Case study of the cascading effects on critical infrastructure in Torbay coastal/pluvial flooding with climate change and 3D visualisation

M. J. Gibson, A. S. Chen, M. Khoury, L. S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, D. Stewart, M. Wood, D. A. Savić

and S. Djordjević

Optimising wastewater treatment solutions for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs): a case study for application in India

Zara Visanji, Seyed M. K. Sadr, Matthew B. Johns, Dragan Savic and Fayyaz A. Memon

Uncertainty quantification of water age in water supply systems by use of spectral propagation

Mathias Braun, Olivier Piller, Jochen Deuerlein, Iraj Mortazavi and Angelo Iollo

Edge betweenness for water distribution networks domain analysis

Antonietta Simone, Francesco G. Ciliberti, Daniele B. Laucelli, Luigi Berardi and Orazio Giustolisi

Fault detection in level and flow rate sensors for safe and performant remote-control in a water supply system

Sofia Fellini, Riccardo Vesipa, Fulvio Boano and Luca Ridolfi

MultiRain: a GIS-based tool for multi-model estimation of regional design rainfall for scientists and

practitioners

Susanna Grasso, Andrea Libertino and Pierluigi Claps

The mode of the climacogram estimator for a Gaussian Hurst-Kolmogorov process

Panayiotis Dimitriadis and Demetris Koutsoyiannis

A drought monitoring framework for data-scarce regions

Roberto A. Real-Rangel, Adrián Pedrozo-Acuña, J. Agustín Breña-Naranjo and Víctor H. Alcocer-Yamanaka

Attribution of growing season vegetation activity to climate change and human activities in the Three-River Headwaters Region, China

Chen Chen, Tiejian Li, Bellie Sivakumar, Jiaye Li and Guangqian Wang

Hydraulic head uncertainty estimations of a complex artificial intelligence model using multiple

methodologies

E. Tapoglou, E. A. Varouchakis, I. C. Trichakis and G. P. Karatzas

Using very high resolution (VHR) imagery within a GEOBIA framework for gully mapping: an application to the Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory

A. Francipane, G. Cipolla, A. Maltese, G. La Loggia and L. V. Noto

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