NEW: Courses on Climate Change and Adaptation - Spring 2022

Next Spring I am teaching two courses on climate change and adaptation at the University of Bologna. The courses will be delivered in hybrid mode, that is, in physical presence and streaming (delivery in streaming is pending the approval of the University, please check here for updates. However, video of the lectures will be made promptly available in any case).

The courses are:

Tutorials of Coastal Engineering - 2022-2023

The course on Coastal Engineering is included in the study plan of the master degree program in Off-shore Engineering at the University of Bologna. The part of course that I am teaching counts 12 hours of lectures. The teacher will make extensive use of interactivity, with the options illustrated below. Lectures include about 4 hours dedicated to solving exercises by using the personal computer, by collaborative work by students and teacher. Students will be kindly asked to bring their own personal computer to solve the exercises.

How to write a paper on a high profile scientific journal (in Italian). Talk by Guenter Bloeschl

Here below you can find the video and the presentation of the talk "How to write a paper on a high profile scientific journal" (in Italian), by Guenter Bloeschl. The talk was delivered at the University of Bologna on June 24, 2022. Thank you for your interest.

Ciao,
Alberto

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Tutorials for Advanced Hydrology and Water Resources Management - 2015

Please find here below the slides and tutorial documents of the course on Advanced Hydrology and Water Resources Management. Please send me an e-mail if you would like to fix an appointment for further clarifications on the classes. Please note that the documents below are first copied from the past year's list and will be continuously updated as lectures go on. Therefore please check the current page once in a while.

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IAHS-WMO-UNESCO Dooge Medal Lecture: "To change or not to change, that is the question" - Montreal, July 12, 2019

I had the great honor to be awarded the Dooge Medal by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO. The award ceremony took place in Montreal, during the 2019 IUGG General Assembly, on July 12, 2019.

Scientific paper "Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective"

The scientific paper "Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective" is available here.
The paper is open access and therefore it can be freely downloaded. It presents a community effort to identify research questions for the hydrological community. They have been identified with a community endeavor. Of course these questions are far from being exhaustive, but they provide a very good picture of current emerging issues.

My presentation at the Ministry of Environment (June 27, 2019) titled "Integrating "nature based" solutions and structural interventions for adapting to climate change" (in Italian)

My presentation at the workshop "Valutazione e Gestione del Rischio Alluvioni – Governance del territorio e contributo del mondo scientifico" (in Italian, Roma, Ministry of the Environment, June 27, 2019) titled "Integrating "nature based" solutions and structural interventions for adapting to climate change" (in Italian) is available for download at the link below.

See also my lecture to students on the same topic (in Italian).

Thank you for your interest.
Ciao,
Alberto

Scientific paper "Global and Regional Increase of Precipitation Extremes under Global Warming"

The scientific paper "Global and Regional Increase of Precipitation Extremes under Global Warming" has been just published on Water Resources Research. At the link below the accepted version can be downloaded.

It is an analysis daily rainfall data at global scale to assess changes in extreme rainfall regime. We found an increase of the frequency of extremes, while changes in in extreme rainfall intensity are less evident.

Thank you for your interest.

Scientific paper "Evaluating the Effects of Urbanization Evolution on Air Temperature Trends Using Nightlight Satellite Data"

The article "Evaluating the Effects of Urbanization Evolution on Air Temperature Trends Using Nightlight Satellite Data" has been just published on MDPI Atmosphere.

The article is open access and can be reached here.

I believe this paper is significant in that it explores the impact of the heat island effect on temperature measurements by using an innovative technique.

Thank you for your interest!

Ciao,
Alberto

Scientific paper "A large sample analysis of European rivers on seasonal river flow correlation and its physical drivers"

The article "A large sample analysis of European rivers on seasonal river flow correlation and its physical drivers" has been just published on Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

The article is open access and can be reached here. I believe this paper is significant in that it explores the opportunity of statistically predicting high and low flows in rivers with weeks in advance, by exploiting the "river memory" properties.

Presentation "Effect of global-scale human pressure evolution on water resources sustainability" given at the symposium "Recent Advances in Water Resources Research and Modelling", Delft, September 28, 2018

My invited presentation "Effect of  global-scale human pressure evolution on water resources sustainability", given at the symposium "Recent Advances in Water Resources Research and Modelling", held in Delft on September 28, 2018, can be downloaded at the link below.
Thank you for your interest.
Ciao,
Alberto