High and low flows and associated floods and droughts are extreme hydrological phenomena mainly caused by meteorological anomalies and modified by catchment processes and human activities. They exert increasing on human, economic, and natural environmental systems around the world. In this context, global climate change along with local fluctuations may eventually trigger a disproportionate response in hydrological extremes. This special issue focuses on observed extreme events in the recent past, how these extremes are linked to a changing global/regional climate, and the manner in which they may shift in the coming years.

How to cite: Salvatore Manfreda, Vito Iacobellis, Andrea Gioia, Mauro Fiorentino and Krzysztof Kochanek, The Impact of Climate on Hydrological Extremes, Water 2018, 10, 802 (doi: 10.3390/w10060802), 2018. [pdf]