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Special Issue Sustainability ’’Geo-Hazards and Risk Reduction Approaches" - scadenza per l’invio dei lavori: 01/11/2020

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su segnalazione di Stefano Morelli vi invio le informazioni riguardanti la special issue in oggetto
Cordiali saluti
Il Segretario AIGA
Claudia Meisina

Dear Colleague,

Sustainability, an Open Access Journal by MDPI (; ISSN 2071-1050, IF 2.592, 5-Year IF: 2.80, Q2 ISI paper), is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Geo-Hazards and Risk Reduction Approaches".


For this Special Issue Dr. Stefano Morelli (University of Firenze, Italy), Dr. Veronica Pazzi (University of Firenze, Italy) and Prof. Ping Lu (Tongji University, China) are serving as Guest Editors.


Special Issue Information

The impact degree of geological events induced by intense endogenous and exogenous forces are unevenly distributed among communities living in hazardous areas. A geological hazard is a potential disaster when natural geological processes impact on anthropic activities, either through loss of life or injury, or through economic loss. Recent investigations also suggest that climate change tends to exacerbate most of the geo-disasters. Sometimes unpredictable and sudden, sometimes slow and lingering, various types of disasters continually affect the daily lives. The human safety level is the result of differential exposures to these events and of diversified levels of preparation to them. In the last decades, social and economic development and spatial growth of human activities by consuming soil and natural resources has further contributed to creating vulnerability, increasing the challenges of conscious societies to cope with extreme geo-hydrological processes and their effects, inducing them to put their reaction skills at stake. Such events are to different degrees avoidable or preventable if these hazards are identified and anyhow can be mitigated with knowledge and planning, physical and environmental protection measures, and response preparedness.


This special issue comprises selected original papers inherent to the analysis of different types of geological hazards, vulnerability domains, exposure to disaster risk and risks reduction strategies including structural and non-structural methodologies such as plans, behavioral procedures, early warning systems and more. Traditional approaches are accepted, but innovative and sustainable techniques are also encouraged in the field of spaceborne, aerial and ground-based activities, even in combination with the objective effects of climate change. Numerical and experimental investigations, case-studies addressing to the above key topics are welcome. Such a special issue is expected to contribute to progress in the field of responsible geological disaster risk mitigation for human beings and their artifacts.


Potential topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

•             Geological hazards

•             Hydraulic hazards

•             Climate change

•             Disaster risk reduction strategies

•             Structural and non-structural methodologies

•             Plans and behavioral procedures

•             Early warning systems

•             Responsible and sustainable mitigation



For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at:


Submission deadline is 1 November 2020


You can submit your manuscript now or up until the deadline going to the MDPI submission form (  Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.


For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website:


Best regards,

Stefano Morelli and other Guest Editors   

Claudia Meisina
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell’Ambiente
Università degli Studi di Pavia
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