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Assessment of the 2021 Extreme Summer Flood in Central Europe

The aim of the series is to provide an overview of the current state of integrated investigations on the effects of the severe flood events in summer 2021 in Central Europe. Even though such extreme flood can happen at any time, the consequences and impacts can be significantly reduced by appropriate technical and non-technical measures. However, such measures always require a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of previous events and comparable processes. Such extreme high energy events result in significant sedimentological and morphodynamic changes as well as transport of material including anthropogenic pollutants. These enormous processes overlay human impacts and provide insight into natural processes of lower frequency. Process understanding of such high energy events requires the cooperation of different disciplines. Therefore, we encourage scientists from different disciplines, such as Geoecology, Geomorphology, Hydraulic engineering, Environmental chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Social ecology, Sociology and Economics to submit a manuscript to ESEU with reference to this series.

Deadline: 31st March 2024

Lead Guest Editor:
Henner Hollert, Goethe University Frankfurt
Guest Editors:
Frank Lehmkuhl, RWTH Aachen University
Holger Schüttrumpf, RWTH Aachen University
Catrina Brüll, RWTH Aachen University
Michael Dietze, University of  Göttingen
Jan Schwarzbauer, RWTH Aachen University  
Peter Letmathe, RWTH Aachen University
Carolin Völker, ISOE


  1. The flood event in July 2021 in the uplands of the Eifel-Ardennes mountains in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands and their foreland was caused by heavy rainfall and resulted in one of the largest flood disa...

    Authors: Frank Lehmkuhl, Holger Schüttrumpf, Jan Schwarzbauer, Catrina Brüll, Michael Dietze, Peter Letmathe, Carolin Völker and Henner Hollert
    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2022 34:107

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