Issue #102

April 2024

Hydrological Sciences Journal Digest

Latest articles & journal updates


Co-editors’ choice

Issue 3 Featured article

HSJ selects one paper per issue to be made a featured article and free to view for a limited period. The co-editors aim to select the most innovative papers with exciting science from recent publications. By doing so, we hope to encourage readers to cite that paper and perhaps also read and cite other papers from HSJ.

Soil erosion washes away soil and fills up reservoirs. “Event-based soil erosion and sediment yield modelling for calculating long-term reservoir sedimentation in the Alps” looked at how much sediment accumulated in a reservoir in South Tyrol (Italian Alps), validating an updated Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) over a 14-month observed sediment yield. The methodology proposed in the study can be successfully applied to the estimation of reservoir sedimentation rates in the Alps.

Konstantinos Kaffas, Giuseppe Roberto Pisaturo, Georg Premstaller, Vlassios Hrissanthou, Daniele Penna & Maurizio Righetti (2024) “Event-based soil erosion and sediment yield modelling for calculating long-term reservoir sedimentation in the Alps”, Hydrological Sciences Journal 69:03, 321–336. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2311756



HSJ Volume 69

Issue 3

Comparison of flux-based and head-based methods for determination of near-surface saturated hydraulic conductivity
Aparimita Priyadarshini Naik, Tsering Norbu & Sreeja Pekkat
Pages: 1-19 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2305745

Dam operation affects the evolution and propagation of hydrological extremes
Pankaj Dey, Somil Swarnkar & Pradeep Mujumdar
Pages: 1-15 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2311755

Method for identification of hydrological seasons in the semi-arid Caatinga biome, Brazil
Nazaré Suziane Soares, Carlos Alexandre Gomes Costa, José Brenno Carneiro de Lima, Till Francke & José Carlos de Araújo
Pages: 1-12 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2311758

Event-based soil erosion and sediment yield modelling for calculating long-term reservoir sedimentation in the Alps
Konstantinos Kaffas, Giuseppe Roberto Pisaturo, Georg Premstaller, Vlassios Hrissanthou, Daniele Penna & Maurizio Righetti
Pages: 1-16 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2311756

Extreme climate events under global warming in Iran
Mostafa Naderi, Masoud Saatsaz & Ahmad Behrouj Peely
Pages: 1-28 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2317269

Response of urban floods to two coupling modes of surface and pipe flow models
Xinyi Li, Jingming Hou, Zhanpeng Pan, Donglai Li, Guangxue Luan, Chao Fan, Xiaoli Li, Xueliang Sun & Changhui DuanPages: 1-12 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2023.2279205

Ecosystem richness degradation assessment from elevated hydro-chemical properties of Chilka Lake, India
Dipankar Ruidas, Subodh Chandra Pal, Asish Saha, Sudipto Mandal, Aznarul Islam, Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam & Edris Alam
Pages: 1-13 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2314655

Acknowledgement of reviewers 2023
Pages: 1-2 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2320602

The latest news from HSJ

Welcome to Hydrological Sciences Journal Digest, our bi-monthly synopsis of the latest news from HSJ. Find links to all the articles published in the latest two issues of the Journal, together with the Editors’ choice of featured articles. See who has won the latest HSJ awards. And meet our Editor-in-Chief Attilio Castellarin in the first of our regular profiles of key HSJ people. 


Co-editors’ choice

Issue 4 Featured article

Flood warnings made easier: figuring out which parts of a river matter most
Imagine you're designing a system to warn people about floods. Ideally, you'd want to monitor the whole river, but that can be expensive. This study looked at ways to figure out which parts of a river (called sub-basins) are most important for predicting floods. The authors used the Tiber River basin in Italy to test different methods.  The results showed they could identify just a few key sub-basins to focus on, which would save money on monitoring equipment and still give good flood warnings.

Francesco Cappelli, Flavia Tauro, Ciro Apollonio, Andrea Petroselli, Emanuele Borgonovo, Elena Volpi & Salvatore Grimaldi (2024) “Feature importance measures for flood forecasting system design”, Hydrological Sciences Journal 69:04| DOI:


HSJ Volume 69

Issue 4

Hydrological balance and runoff from a montane peat bog traced by water temperature
Kristyna Falatkova, Václav Šípek, Lukáš Vlček, Jiří Kocum & Martin Pivokonský
Pages: 1-14 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2320392

Simple hydrological models for assessing the impact of forest cover change on streamflow for large catchments with a dry tropical climate
Zhuo Cheng & Bofu Yu
Pages: 1-19 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2310488

An innovative diffusion-theory based assessment of inherent barriers in urban green drainage infrastructure systems
Sakibu Seidu, David J. Edwards, De-Graft Owusu-Manu & Joseph I.T. Buertey
Pages: 1-12 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2320850

Feature importance measures for flood forecasting system design
Francesco Cappelli, Flavia Tauro, Ciro Apollonio, Andrea Petroselli, Emanuele Borgonovo, Elena Volpi & Salvatore Grimaldi
Pages: 1-18 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2321332

Multi-objective calibration and uncertainty analysis for the event-based modelling of flash floods | OPEN ACCESS  
Muhammad Nabeel Usman, Jorge Leandro, Karl Broich & Markus Disse
Pages: 1-18 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2322599

Vietnamese farmers’ perception of climate change effects on water resources and determinants of climate change
Hung Gia Hoang & Duc Thanh Tran
Pages: 1-14 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2323624

A novel approach to predictor selection among large-scale climate indices for seasonal rainfall forecasting in small catchments
Fereshteh Modaresi, Kumars Ebrahimi & Ali Danandeh Mehr
Pages: 1-18 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2313572

Seasonal flood risk for paddy rice production in northwest Peninsular Malaysia
Balqis Mohamed Rehan, Alice Zimba Bweya, Yi Wen Mok, Zed Zulkafli & Nurfarhana Raffar
Pages: 1-13 | DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2024.2325040


Abstract deadline

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the combined IWRM/STAHY/EBHE meeting at Florianopolis in Brazil is 31st May 2024: see 9th IWRM, 14th STAHY, 1st EBHE - Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos ( This event is eligible for SYSTA travel awards and full details and an application form are available here.

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Meet the Editorial Board

Prof. Attilio Castellarin, Editor-in-Chief 

Our Editor-in-Chief Prof. Attilio Castellarin brings his extensive knowledge of water resources to the University of Bologna, specializing in flood risk assessment and mitigation. He guides students through courses in hydrology, water management and flood control, preparing them for careers in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. Attilio actively collaborates with international institutions, contributing to training and research initiatives. His leadership extends to national and international projects, with a focus on innovative solutions like those found in MSC-ETN “System-Risk”, Life “CLIMAX-PO”, and Climate-KIC EIT “SaferPlaces”. Attilio's research sheds light on flood hazards, utilizing advanced modelling and analysis techniques. His published works, readily available in Scopus and Web of Science, showcase his expertise in hydrological predictions and the impact of environmental change on water systems.

In his own words, “A lifelong passion for Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) began with my first submission as a PhD student. I became deeply involved first as a reviewer and then, in 2015, as a junior co-editor. Since 2019, I have served as Editor-in-Chief, dedicated to the International Association of Hydrological Sciences and to the field of hydrology. Nearly 25 years after that first submission, and 16 published HSJ papers later, I remain an HSJ fanatic, more than ever committed to advancing the field and the Journal.”

Special Issues

Submissions to several recent Special Issues are currently being reviewed, while submissions to Twenty-first century hydrological challenges and opportunities in Africa (Lead Guest Editor: Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema) remain open until November 2024. This Special Issue offers a platform for experts to share their expertise and latest discoveries across the African continent. This is an opportunity to highlight pressing challenges and to showcase innovative solutions and success stories, with the aim of inspiring collaborative efforts and promoting the exchange of ideas, knowledge and best practice among the African regions and the wider global hydrological community.


HSJ Editorial Board

The HSJ is the official Journal of the IAHS and provides a forum for original papers and for the exchange of information and views on significant developments in hydrology worldwide. The HSJ has five Co-editors and some 60 Associate Editors, whose dedication and hard work make it all possible!


Associate Editor Award

The Hydrological Sciences Journal Associate Editor Award is granted for outstanding overall contribution to the journal’s impact and visibility, excellence in supporting authors and editors through the peer review process, and superior quality of work. The award comprises a £1,000 cash prize and is granted annually by IAHS, with the support of Taylor & Francis, to one Associate Editor, identified by the HSJ Editors, who demonstrated these qualities.

The winner of the 2023 Award is:  

Michael Nones.

Reviewer Awards

Hydrological Sciences Journal Reviewer Awards are granted for outstanding overall contribution to the Journal, and excellence in supporting authors and editors with timely and relevant reviews. The awards, comprising a cash prize and book token, are granted annually by IAHS, with the support of Taylor & Francis, to four Reviewers identified by the HSJ Editors. The four worthy winners of the 2023 Awards are:  
Rana Muhammad Adnan
Liguang Jiang
Saeed Samadianfard
Valentina Krysanova.

Our heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s awardees!


IAHS & HSJ Awards

Other annual awards made by IAHS and the Journal include the prestigious annual Tison Award, for excellence in research by young hydrologists, and the Frances Watkins Memorial Award, given to a paper whose language, structure and presentation are exemplary. The Falkenmark Award for best PhD thesis recognises outstanding contributions to hydrological understanding of water scarcity and water supply in one or more financially disadvantaged countries.