Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Floods - Understanding Existing and Emerging Risk Drivers in a Climate Change Context

Tiago Miguel Ferreira

University of the West of England

Dr. Ferreira is ranked among the top 2% of scientists in the world in building and construction, with a long track record of publications in the field of urban risk management. Recipient of several awards and over £11 Million attracted in research grants. He has ten years of academic experience in the conservation of historical structures and vulnerability assessment under flood, earthquake, and fire.


Haiyun Shi

Southern University of Science and Technology

Dr.Shi is a pioneering researcher in the field of hydrology and water resources, mainly focusing on the topics of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) under climate change. He has served as the main convener of two sessions in the AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society) annual meeting and the main convener of one session in the AGU (American Geophysical Union) Fall meeting.


Flood Risk Flood Hazard Climate Change Extreme Events Precipitation Extremes Extreme Events Statistics Forecasting Machine Learning Statistical Hydrology Urban Flood Risk Urban Flood Management Heritage Buildings

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The adverse effects of flood disasters in urban areas have been increasing in severity and extent over the past years. The volume of losses resulting from these events is also growing exponentially, particularly in highly urbanized urban areas, where the effects of intensive land use and climate change are particularly extreme. All this despite our scientific knowledge, technical competence, and computational capacity to develop highly sophisticated and accurate forecasting and simulation models being higher than ever. In order to tackle this global issue, it is fundamental to keep on promoting and developing fundamental and applied research that allows the better targeting of interventions to improve resilience, reduce vulnerability and enhance recovery, as well as assist decision-makers in delivering more effective flood risk-reduction policies. This book will aim at contributing to this goal by gathering recent studies and state-of-the-art methodologies focused on understanding existing and emerging flood risk drivers in a climate change context.

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Date completed: March 16th 2022

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Tiago Miguel Ferreira

University of the West of England

Dr Tiago Miguel Ferreira is an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of the West of England, United Kingdom, and an invited Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Currently, he is an Editor-in-Chief of Conservar Património, a SCOPUS and Web-of-Science indexed journal dedicated to heritage studies, and a Co-Editor-in-Chief of GeoHazards, a multidisciplinary open-access journal devoted to theoretical and applied research across the whole spectrum of geomorphological hazards, namely endogenous and exogenous hazards, and those related to climate change and human activity. Ten years of academic experience in conservation of historical structures and vulnerability assessment under flood, earthquake, and fire. His research has focused on the vulnerability assessment of urban areas, advanced structural analysis, non-destructive evaluation and diagnosis, and documentation of cultural heritage and historical sites.

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