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WATER Special Issue "Advances in Modelling and Prediction on the Impact of Human Activities and Extreme Events in River and Coastal Environments"
Coastal and river ecosystems are of significant social, economic, and biological value. These areas, however, suffer frequently from natural disasters, such as flooding, erosion, and contamination with pollutants. Substantial research efforts have been devoted to investigating the underlying causes, evaluating the impacts, and identifying various mitigation strategies to reduce their negative effects on society. Despite this, we still face a much more challenging situation than ever due to global climate change and the increase in urbanization. This special issue aims to gather the latest developments in advanced numerical and other technologies to predict and evaluate the changes in river and coastal environments, thus providing a valuable reference for the regulation of extreme events and human activities. The scope includes, but is not limited to, the forecast of extreme waves and rainfalls; numerical and experimental modeling of flooding; morphological evolution of coastal lines and rivers; dispersion of any contaminants in rivers and coastal areas; coastal and river hydrodynamics linked to any extreme events, such as hurricanes and tsunamis; and local and global erosion and sedimentation in related fields. Although the special issue aims to collect state-of-the art research in the numerical field, interesting works in the analytical and experimental fields are also welcome. Guest Editors Dr. Songdong Shao Dr. Min Luo Dr. Matteo Rubinato Dr. Xing Zheng