21 Jun 2022

Call for papers: the whole anticipatory action community can learn from your experience

The Anticipation Hub is among the guest editors of a special issue of Hydrology Research entitled ‘Learning from the Floods of 2021: Combining Data, Models and Communication to Improve Preparedness for Extreme Events in a Changing Climate’.

We strongly encourage the anticipatory action community to contribute to this special issue with their knowledge and insights on extreme rainfall events. Contributions can cover any aspect of the warning chain, from observations to meteorological forecasting, flood modelling, flood forecasting, communication, early action, and links to policy and decision-making. Operational and research perspectives from around the world are welcomed.

Contributions from the anticipatory action community are a great way to promote information exchange and learning. Relevant topics include:

  • Flood modelling and mapping
  • Flood forecasting
  • Preparedness and resilience
  • Communication and warning
  • Early action/anticipation
  • Climate attribution
  • Decision-support
  • River floods, coastal floods, flash floods, urban floods, landslides
  • Compound events
  • Post-event reviews
  • Governance and institutional frameworks

While the special issue focuses on floods, topics can include floods related to cyclones/typhoons, landslides triggered by heavy rains, etc. Studies from events in 2020 and 2022 are also welcomed.

The deadline for manuscript submission is 12 September 2022, with publication expected in January 2023.

Further instructions can be found in the call, but reach out to Arielle Tozier de la Poterie with any questions.