Journal of Flood Risk Management

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Edited By: Prof. Paul Samuels

Impact Factor: 1.119

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 51/83 (Water Resources); 154/221 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1753-318X

Editorial Board

Prof. Paul Samuels

Paul Samuels has had an active career in river management, working on projects in UK, Ireland, France, Romania, Jordan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Hong Kong and China.  Paul has undertaken research for the European Commission, the British Government and the Environment Agency on risk assessment, climate change, catchment management and mathematical modelling of river flows. He is the coordinator of FLOODsite, the largest-ever European research project on flood risk management and is a member of the European “Working Group F” for the new EU Directive on the assessment and management of flood risks.  Paul is a Technical Director at HR Wallingford and a Visiting Industrial Professor at the University of Bristol.  He is a Member of CIWEM and the Institution of Civil Engineers and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Prof. Jim Hall
Associate Editor

Jim Hall FREng is Director of the Environmental Change Institute and Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford. Professor Hall worked in the UK and internationally as a coastal engineer before embarking on an academic career pioneering new uncertainty handling and decision-support tools for flood and coastal risk analysis. He has been instrumental in the development of modern systems-based approaches to flood risk management in the UK and has applied the methods in international projects in the USA and China. His work on reliability of flood defence infrastructure has led to a several new probabilistic methods. His research now extends to the impacts of climate change and adaptation to climate change. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and member of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK's independent Committee on Climate Change.

Prof. Burrell E. Montz
Associate Editor

Burrell E. Montz is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at East Carolina University in North Carolina, USA. She has more than 30 years of experience with research in various aspects of natural hazard and water resources, including flood policy and mitigation, vulnerability analyses, the flow and use of warning information by various constituencies relating to severe events, climate change impacts on water resources, and management options to address water contamination issues. She serves on the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England and was a member of two US National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council Committees, one addressing improving flood map accuracy and the other an assessment of the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction system.

Prof. Jochen Schanze
Associate Editor

Jochen Schanze is Professor of Environmental Development and Risk Management at the Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany), Head of the Research Area “Environmental Risks” at the Leibniz Institute of Regional and Ecological Development (IOER) as well as Scientific Coordinator and Member of the Board of Directors of the Dresden Flood Research Center. As landscape ecologist and environmental planning scientist he is dealing with theories and methodologies for linking natural and social science knowledge in the context of environmental development and management of environmental risks. Thematic focus lies on flood risk management and adaptation to climate change. He coordinated numerous European and German research projects in this area. As author and editor he published more than 140 papers and books. He is assigned as adviser of several national, European and international institutions. Currently he is also vice-chairman of the working group “Climate change and spatial development” of the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning (ARL).

Prof. Slobodan P. Simonovic
Associate Editor

Dr. Simonovic is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Engineering Studies (Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction) at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He has over thirty years of research, teaching and consulting experience in water resources engineering. He actively works for national and international professional organizations and has an extensive publication record. Dr. Simonovic’s primary research interest focuses on the application of systems approach to, and development of the decision support tools for, management of complex water and environmental systems. Most of his work is related to the integration of risk, reliability, uncertainty, simulation and optimization in hydrology and water resources management. He has undertaken applied research projects that integrate the mathematical modelling, data-base management, geographic information systems and intelligent interface development into decision support tools for water resources decision makers. His research now extends to the impacts of climate change and adaptation to climate change.

Prof. Kaoru Takara
Associate Editor

Professor of Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) in Kyoto University, Japan since 1998. He has been very active in hydrology and water resources areas especially in rainfall-runoff analysis, modelling and forecasting as well as flood control and disaster management. He has been working for the UNESCO-IHP Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific as Secretary since 1999 and the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) as Executive Director. He was awarded twice by the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) for his research papers on frequency analysis of hydrological extreme events (2000) and flood forecasting system in the Yodo river basin (2006). The journal expects him to play an important role as an Associate Editor who can invite and coordinate various flood risk management papers from Asia and the Pacific region through his wide coverage of international networks.

Editorial Board
Professor Bob Andoh, Hydro International, Portland, USA  

Dr Rodolfo Aradas, Halcrow Group Ltd, Buenos Aires, Argentina  

Professor Marco Borga, Department of Land and Agroforest Environments, University of Padova, Italy 

Xiaotao Cheng, Department of Water Hazard Research, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China 

Craig Elliott, FRM Business Development and Science, Environment Agency, United Kingdom

Professor John Handmer, Centre for Risk and Community Safety, RMIT University, Australia

Kate Marks, Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency, United Kingdom

Dr. Caroline Hazlewood, HR Wallingford Ltd, Wallingford, United Kingdom

Dr. C. Mitchell, Flood Forecasting Centre, London, United Kingdom

Fola Ogunyoye, Water Management UK, Royal Haskoning, Peterborough,United Kingdom     

Professor Garry Pender, School of Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Paul Sayers, Sayers and Partners LLP,Watlington, United Kingdom

Dr. Damien Serre, RESCUESolutions, Paris, France

Professor Eric Valentine, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

David Wilkes, Arup, Leeds, UK

Prof. Dr. Chris Zevenbergen, Dura Vermeer Business Development BV, The Netherlands

Prof Andrew Binns, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Mr Dan Sandink, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, Toronto, Canada

Dr Sally Priest, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University, UK

Professor Rob Lamb, JBA Trust, UK

Dr Kevin Collins, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Dr Eric Gaume, IFSTAR , France

Dr Ir Frans van de Ven, Associate Professor Urban Water Management, TU Delft / Deltares, The Netherlands

Dr Heidi Kreibich, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Germany

Dr Frans Klijn, Deltares, The Netherlands

Dr Shreedhar Maskey, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands

Mr Andrew Hagger, Asset & Modelling Strategy Manager, Thames Water, United Kingdom. Committee member of the Urban Drainage Group (UDG), CIWEM

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