Special Session 3
Special Session: Impact of climate change on hydrological extremes
Prof. Eng. Salvatore Manfreda & Prof. Eng. Luigi Cimorelli - University of Naples Federico II (IT)
In the recent years, there is the clear perception that the number of record-breaking hydrological extremes is increasing in frequency and magnitude. Several concurring factors, such as land use transformation, urbanization and climate change, are contributing to accelerate the impact of such phenomena. In the meantime, the society is facing the challenge to cope with a changing environment, a changing climate, and define new strategies to manage and predict such extreme events.
The present session will promote a discussion on the impact of climate and other factors on hydrological extremes in order identify priorities and major challenges for stakeholders, scientists, and citizens. We aim to increase the understanding of the governing processes of hydrological extremes finding robust ways of modelling and forecasting hydrological processes, assessing the influence of global change on hydro-climatic extremes, and study the socio-economic and environmental impacts.
We welcome submissions that present insightful research on hydrological extremes (river and pluvial flooding, droughts, and landslides) including case studies, large-sample studies, statistical analysis, and analysis of non-stationarity extremes under the effects of climate-, land cover-, and other anthropogenic changes.
Salvatore Manfreda Short Curriculum Vitae
Cimorelli Short Curriculum Vitae