Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

River Basin Management

José Simão Antunes Do Carmo

University of Coimbra

Prof. José Simão Antunes do Carmo has been a member of the Ocean and Coastal Management Editorial Board, Elsevier, since 2012, a member of the Modelling Editorial Board, MDPI, since 2019, and topic editor for the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, MDPI, since 2020.


Human Pressure Sustainable Development Hydraulic Modeling Ecological Modeling Hydrology Morphodynamics Dam-Reservoir Flooding GIS Land Use Climate Change Warning Systems

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Throughout the world, the morphology of fluvial systems has been dramatically altered by man’s actions. Indeed, the economic, social and environmental conditions of several river basins and estuarine systems have changed dramatically in the last decades as a consequence of anthropogenic activities, and they will go on changing in the forthcoming years due to increasing human pressure.
It is also clear that human action contributes to global warming and climate change, and it is certain that these consequences will be felt most strongly after the 2050s. Adjustments in natural and human systems are thus necessary to respond to present-day and expected effects of climate change.

New strategies are needed to develop a multifunctional use structure, which must take into account the multiple aims of sustainable development. To support this development, integrated analyses of new information sources are necessary. Furthermore, it should be possible to enact planning scenarios during the decision processes and, for that, we need to have instruments that will assist decision-makers in finding optimized solutions for existing problems.

It is in this overall context that this book appears, which aims to incorporate different disciplines and approaches, including theoretical analyses, field data, modelling tools, optimization techniques, and economic-ecological instruments in the management of watersheds and estuaries.

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José Simão Antunes Do Carmo

University of Coimbra

José Simão Antunes do Carmo completed his Master’s degree in Hydraulics and Water Resources in 1990 from the University of Lisbon and his PhD in Engineering Sciences in 1995 from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He was director of several undergraduate and master courses in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering in the period 1995–2010. He was a scientific advisor of twenty-five Master’s dissertations and two PhD theses in Hydraulics and Water Resources. He has been a member of the Ocean and Coastal Management Editorial Board, Elsevier, since 2012, a member of the Modelling Editorial Board, MDPI, since 2019, and topic editor for the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, MDPI, since 2020. He has published two books, sixty-four papers in scientific journals, fourteen book chapters, over one hundred papers in international conferences and about forty research project reports. He has edited ten books and a special issue of a scientific journal. His main areas of scientific research are hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, coastal management, river and coastal processes, climate change, natural hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities.

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