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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967

Journal of Flood Risk Management

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Published in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell and supported by MWH.



The Journal of Flood Risk Management provides an international platform for knowledge sharing in all areas related to flood risk. Its explicit aim is to disseminate ideas across the range of disciplines where flood related research is carried out and it provides content ranging from leading edge academic papers to applied content with the practitioner in mind.

Readers and authors come from a wide background and include hydrologists, meteorologists, geographers, geomorphologists, conservationists, civil engineers, social scientists, policy makers, insurers and practitioners. They share an interest in managing the complex interactions between the many skills and disciplines that underpin the management of flood risk across the world.

Examples of areas covered by the journal include, but are not restricted to:

  • Hydrology
  • Coastal, Storm and Surge flooding
  • Climate Change
  • Modelling
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Flood Event Management and Disaster Recovery
  • Flood Forecasting/Warning
  • Land Use Management/Spatial Planning
  • Policy & Legislation
  • Uncertainty Analysis and Risk
  • Environment (Geomorphology, Sediments, Habitat)
  • Health & Social Aspects of Flooding
  • Economics and Risk


How to access the Journal

The Journal is accessible only by subscription. Members and Non-members can receive online access to the journal via the Wiley Online Library website. For further information please contact:


Tel: +44 (0)1865 778315



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How to submit a paper

All papers to be considered for publication in Journal of Flood Risk Management should be submitted online (link in the panel on the right). There is a help function on the website to guide you through the process.

Papers submitted to the journal must follow the format set out in the Guidance Notes for Authors.

The journal aims to provide content reflecting a balance over a period of time across all environmental disciplines with relevance to research related to floods.  A balance will also be struck between theoretical and applied content. Operational, Technical, Scientific and Research papers are all welcome.


Pre-submission English-language editing


Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services is available. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.


Reviewer recruitment


Reviewers with suitable expertise in the subject area of flood risk management are currently being recruited. Reviewers peer-review technical papers to determine their suitability for publication and advise on any necessary amendments or revisions ensuring that papers are credible and accurate. This is a great opportunity to be involved in the work of the institution and be the first to read exciting new research.

For more information or to submit your CV for consideration, please email Victoria West:


JFRM Outstanding Paper Award


The Journal of Flood Risk Management selects a best paper and three commended papers on a yearly basis.

The JFRM Outstanding Paper Award is kindly supported by The JBA Trust.

More information.


Editorial information


The Journal is managed by an international editorial team and all submissions will be subject to rigorous peer review, ensuring that only the highest quality papers are published.


Paul Samuels, HR Wallingford Ltd, UK

Associate Editors

• Jim Hall, School of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK   
• Jochen Schanze, Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER), Germany
• Slobodan Simonovic, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, University of Western Ontario, Canada
• Kaoru Takara, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan

Editorial Board

• Rodolfo Aradas, Halcrow, Argentina
• Jeremy Benn, JBA Consulting, Skipton, UK
• Marco Borga, University of Padova, Italy
• Axel Bronstert, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
• Xiaotao Cheng, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research(IWHR), China
• Jack Davis, ERDC Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, USA
• Craig Elliott, Environment Agency, UK
• Hazel Faulkner, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University, UK
• John Handmer, Centre of Risk and Community Safety, RMIT University, Australia
• Kate Marks, Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency, UK
• Fola Ogunyoye, Royal Haskoning, Peterborough, UK
• Garry Pender, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
• Paul Sayers, Partner, Sayers and Partners LLP
• Damien Serre, RESCUESolutions, Paris, France
• Eric Valentine, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
• David Wilkes, Arup, Leeds, UK
• Chris Zevenbergen, Dura Vermeer Business Development BV, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
• Caroline McGahey, HR Wallingford Ltd., UK
• Mark Futter, MWH UK Ltd.


Further information

Print ISSN: 1753-318X
Online ISSN: 1753-318X
Frequency: Quarterly

If you require any other information on the Journal, please email Scott Edwards:


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In 2008, the Journal of Flood Risk Management was launched with the support of three founding partners: Arup, MWH and Royal Haskoning

CIWEM also publishes the Water and Environment Journal.


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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967