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3rd International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-3)

15/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
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Abstract Submission: 24/09/2018
Acceptance Notification: 05/10/2018

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Conference Title: Hydrological Extremes and Related Risk and Uncertainty

We are pleased to welcome you to the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-3), which will be held online, promoted by the open access journal Water http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water.

After the first two International Electronic Conferences on Water Sciences (ECWS-1 and ECWS-2) successfully addressed this vitally important subject, we recognized the need for hosting a third conference, aiming at deepen the discussion on the issues of hydrological extremes, i.e. floods and droughts and the associated risk and uncertainty.

Global climate change and variability is probable to affect the frequency and severity of extreme hydrological events (e.g. floods and droughts). It is necessary to develop models and methodologies for better understanding, forecasting, hazard prevention of weather induced extreme hydrological events and assessment of disaster risk. The ECWS-3 considers extreme hydrological events that lead to hydrological hazards induced by severe weather and climate change and the related risk and uncertainty. Assessing the risk and uncertainty of hydrological extremes is a crucial step towards decision making. Decision makers are interested in determining and quantifying risk and uncertainty of existing and proposed hydrotechnical projects.

The ECWS-3 welcomes contributions that develop novel methodologies to model the hydrological processes within the context of risk and uncertainty analysis in the following topics/sections (Responsible Conference Committee member):

  • Advances in flood estimation and modeling (Prof. J. Szolgay)
  • Hydrological drought methods and modeling approaches (Prof. A. Cancelliere)
  • Uncertainty and hydrological extremes (Prof. G. Di Baldassarre and Prof. G. Aronica)
  • Risk and engineering design of hydrotechnical structures and projects (Prof. Luis Garrote)
  • Impacts of climate change on hydrological extremes (Prof. K. Banasik)
  • Applications of geoinformation systems in hydrological extremes (Dr. L. Vasiliades)
  • Socio-economic assessment of hydrological extremes (Prof. M.-C. Llasat-Botija)

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Athanasios G. Loukas
Hydrology and Water Resources, Laboratory of Hydrology and Aquatic Systems Analysis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 38334 Volos, Greece

Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Aronica
River Basin Management and Hydraulic Works, Civil Engineering Department, Engineering University of Messina, Contrada Di Dio, 98166 Villaggio S. Agata, Messina, Italy
Prof. Dr. Antonio Cancelliere
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Università di Catania, Via S. Sofia 64, 95123 Catania, Italy
Prof. Dr. Giuliano Di Baldassarre
Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Villav. 16, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden
Prof. Dr. Jan Szolgay
Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Department of Land and Water Resources, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Bratislava, Slovakia
Prof. Dr. Luis Garrote
Department of Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Energy, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Banasik
WULS-SGGW (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Dr. Maria del Carmen Llasat Botija
Department of Applied Physics, University of Barcelona, Avda. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Dr. Lampros Vasiliades
Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly , 38334 Volos, Greece

Call for Contribution

The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-3) will be held from 15 to 30 November 2018 online . This event enables the researchers of research field to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues without the need to travel. All proceedings will be published on the conference homepage in open access format.

Through this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

  • Advances in flood estimation and modeling
  • Hydrological drought methods and modeling approaches
  • Uncertainty and hydrological extremes
  • Risk and engineering design of hydrotechnical structures and projects
  • Impacts of climate change on hydrological extremes
  • Applications of geoinformation systems in hydrological extremes
  • Socio-economic assessment of hydrological extremes

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. Selected papers presented in ECWS-3 will be published in a Special Issue of journal Water undergone a full peer-review (ISSN 2073-4441; Impact Factor: 1.832 (2016) with a 20% discount on the APCs; ECWS-3 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 24 September 2018 online at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 31 January 2019. The conference itself will be held 15-30 November 2018.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. ECWS-3 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors".

Conference Chairs

Chair

Prof. Dr. Athanasios G. Loukas

Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Laboratory of Hydrology and Aquatic Systems Analysis Department of Civil Engineering University of Thessaly Pedion Areos, 38334 Volos Greece

DETAILS
Bio: Dr. Athanasios G. Loukas is Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece and Dean of Engineering School of University of Thessaly (2015-today).
Email: aloukas@civ.uth.gr