Journal of Flood Risk Management

Cover image for Vol. 10 Issue 1

Edited By: Dr. Paul Samuels

Impact Factor: 1.377

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 44/85 (Water Resources); 144/225 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1753-318X


Managing the risk of flooding is now a major issue worldwide and a significant amount of research is taking place to improve our scientific understanding of the drivers and increase society’s resilience to the risk. As part of this research effort it is essential that international scientists are provided with opportunities to discuss and debate the latest scientific advances and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering (IAHR) along with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) play important roles in this respect. Most readers of the journal will be familiar with the activities of CIWEM but perhaps less so the IAHR.

IAHR ( stimulates and promotes research and its application. It was founded in 1935 and is a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics. Between the 4th and 6th of May 2010, the Association held its first European Congress at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. The papers presented at the Congress covered a wide range of topics but many related to flood risk management and a subset of these have been selected for publication in this special edition of the JFRM. For those who may be interested the second IAHR European Congress will take place in Munich in June, details of which can be found at

Inevitably, given the remit of the IAHR the papers cover a range of topics relevant to better understanding the hydraulic behaviour of floods. We hope that the readers of JFRM find them interesting.

G. Pender & S. Arthur

Estimation of future coastal flood risk in the estuary due to the Severn Barrage
J. Xia, R.A. Falconer, B. Lin, G. Tan

Capability of a numerical model to simulate dam breach laboratory tests
G. De Lorenzo, F. Macchione

Testing a new adaptive grid based shallow flow model for different types of flood simulations
J.-P. Wang, Q. Liang

Improved Methods for Predicting Trash Delivery to Culverts Protected by Trash Screens
N. Wallerstein, S. Arthur

Real Options in Flood Risk Management Decision Making
M. Woodward, B. Gouldby, Z. Kapelan, S.-T. Khu, I. Townend

Evaluating a new LISFLOOD-FP formulation with data from the summer 2007 floods in Tewkesbury, UK
J. Neal, G. Schumann, T. Fewtrell, M. Budimir, P. Bates, D. Mason

A study of population density effects and demographic profiling on recorded customer contacts of sewer flooding
D. Unwin, S. Arthur

Flood hydraulics due to cascade landslide dam failure
Z. Cao, Z. Yue, G. Pender

Predicting the hydrodynamic forces on geobag revetments
A. Akter, G. Pender, G. Wright, M. Crapper