Key Hurricane & Flooding-Related Papers Now Open Access Key Hurricane & Flooding-Related Papers Now Open Access

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we’ve selected key papers from across our publishing portfolio to make Open Access for the remainder of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. 

Leading Edge Technologies 2017 series: Chongrak Polprasert & Thammarat Koottatep

To celebrate the Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2017), we spoke to key authors and editors about the event and exciting technological developments in the field.

Leading Edge Technologies 2017 series: Jiri Wanner

To celebrate the Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2017), we spoke to key authors and editors about the event and exciting technological developments in the field.

Leading Edge Technologies 2017 series: Ivan Kozyatnyk

To celebrate the Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2017), we spoke to key authors and editors about the event and exciting technological developments in the field.

Special Open Access issue of Hydrology Resarch: sharing insights into river-lake interaction

To celebrate a special Open Access issue of Hydrology Research journal – "Advances in Research on River-Lake Interaction and Impacts"  – issue organiser Qi Zhang discusses the importance of this topic to ongoing research.

Author interview: Mark Robinson and Roy Ward

The co-authors of Hydrology: Principles and Processes explain how their forthcoming book will be an invaluable tool for a variety of students and professionals, establishing a sound understanding of physical and environmental hydrology.

The Zika virus: we should expect more like it! The Zika virus: we should expect more like it!

Robert Armon, author of the comprehensive book: Environmental Aspects of Zoonotic Diseases (2012), sheds light on the global problem of flaviviruses such as Zika. He notes that this recently publicised disease is just one example of many severe viruses that could flourish in the right environmental conditions.

Flood Control and Disaster Management

Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters (wikipedia). Some of the common techniques used for flood control are installation of rock berms, rock rip-raps, sandbags,  maintaining normal slopes with vegetation or application of soil cements on steeper slopes and construction or expansion of drainage channels. Other methods include levees, dikes, dams, retention or detention basins.  After the Katrina Disaster that happened in 2005, some areas prefer not to have levees as flood controls. Communities preferred improvement of drainage structures with detention basins near the sites. 

Disaster Management

Disaster management plans are multi-layered and are aimed to address such issues as floods, hurricanes, fires, bombings, and even mass failures of utilities or the rapid spread of disease. The disaster plan is likely to address such as important matters as relinquishing people from an impacted region, arranging temporary housing, food, and medical care.

Rainwater - Why is it Safe?

There are so many misconceptions in the world – and rainwater is no exception. When people think of rainwater, they often think of wastewater, pollutants and even balding! Do you think these ideas are accurate? Whilst such concerns might stem from a common misunderstanding, we seem to accept them as scientific fact.  In this chapter, the truth will be exposed: rainwater is actually extremely clean and safe.

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