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Hydrology Research Special Issue on

Innovations, Advances and Future Challenges

for the Hydrological Community





In the last decades, the hydrology and water management sectors have been dealing with global changes, proposing several innovative solutions. Climate changes are leading to an increase of long hot and dry periods, alternated by short and intense rainfall events. Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to these changes: the rapid population growth and the intense anthropic activity enhance the risk of extreme hydrological events. Several solutions have been proposed in the last years to monitor, prevent, forecast and mitigate rainfall extremes and their effects in natural and urban environments. Some questions, however, remain unsolved and new issues are challenging the hydrological community. During the 10th edition of the ‘Hydrology Days’ of the Italian Hydrological Society (SII-IHS), held in Bologna, Italy, 16-19 September 2019, hydrologists and a broad range of stakeholders shared their research results, discussing the most relevant challenges that the hydrological community is facing.

On the occasion of this 10th anniversary, the IHS promotes a Special Issue of the journal Hydrology Research, by inviting all the participants of the ‘Hydrology Days’ conference series as well as fellow hydrologists around the world to discuss the topic of the hydrologist role in the changing environment, with a special focus on the challenges that the hydrological community is facing worldwide.


Suitable topics are:

  • Hydraulic and hydrogeological risk forecasting, prevention and mitigation;
  • Sustainable water management in environmental and social changes;
  • Citizens and stakeholders’ active involvement in water-related risk mitigation.


Key dates:

  • Deadline for manuscript submission: 31st July 2022
  • Expected publication: Articles online on acceptance


How to submit:

Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors, before submitting your paper directly to Hydrology Research’s peer review system, choosing the article type ‘Special Issue Article OA’ and the submission category – ‘Special Issue: Innovations, Advances and Future Challenges for the Hydrological Community’.



  • Elena Volpi (Roma Tre University, Italy)
  • Elena Cristiano (University of Cagliari, Italy)
  • Marco Peli (University of Brescia, Italy)
  • Martina Siena (University of Milan, Italy)
  • Giulia Zuecco (University of Padua, Italy)
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