Discover the Editor's Choice: From each issue of the leading journal Water Science & Technology the core team of editors select one outstanding paper to make Open Access and share across IWA Publishing platforms.
IWA Publishing is pleased to announce that the 28th Editor's Choice Paper, chosen by Ivana Teodorovic, is now Open Access:
Assessment of the hydrological response of an urban watershed to rainfall-runoff events in different land use scenarios – Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Deyvid W. B. Rosa, Nilo O. Nascimento, Priscilla M. Moura and Gustavo D. Macedo
Why was this paper selected for Editor's Choice?
More intensive rainfall events and greater soil sealing result in increased surface runoff. Land-use has an important effect on surface runoff and flash floods. The paper "Assessment of the hydrological response of an urban watershed to rainfall-runoff events in different land use scenarios – Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil" (wst.2020.148) I chose as this issues Editor Choice, deals with this important topic. The paper nicely shows that green infrastructure can be a means to reduce flooding by reducing peak flows and thus can help to mitigate effects due to changing climate.
Günter Langergraber, Editor.