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 of Harbour Engineering - 2021

The course on Harbour Engineering focuses on design of harbors and coast management. The part of course that I am teaching counts 32 hours of lectures. The teacher will make extensive use of interactivity, with the options illustrated below. Lectures include about 6 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. Students are kindly advised to speak with me if bringing their own personal computer turns out to be not possible.

Tutorials of Science of Climate Change and Climate Actions 2021

"Science of Climate Change and Climate Actions" is a new soft skill course at the University of Bologna. It will be taught in English for a total of 24 hours (3 credits) in the second semester, by me and other expert colleagues from other Departments. Details are given here. Access is given to a maximum number of 200 students. The study plan is as follows:

Tutorials of Mountain Rivers Training (Costruzioni Idrauliche M - 2020-2021 - in Italian)

Web site providing information, tutorials and videos for the master degree course on Mountain Rivers Training. The web page is in Italian.

Questa pagina internet mette a disposizione degli studenti le informazioni ed il materiale di supporto per l'insegnamento (1 modulo, 6 crediti formativi universitari) di Costruzioni Idrauliche M indirizzato agli studenti dell'Università di Bologna.

Tutorials of Sustainable Design of Water Resources Systems - 2020

Sustainable Design of Water Resources System is concentrating on the management of water resources in the presence of increasing anthropogenic pressure and climate change. The course will be taught during 48 hours of frontal teaching, including lectures given by the teacher and exercises developed by collaborative work by students and the teacher.

Tutorials of Mountain Rivers Training (Costruzioni Idrauliche M - 2019-2020 - in Italian)

Web site providing information, tutorials and videos for the master degree course on Mountain Rivers Training. The web page is in Italian.

 

 

Questa pagina internet mette a disposizione degli studenti le informazioni ed il materiale di supporto per l'insegnamento (1 modulo, 6 crediti formativi universitari) di Costruzioni Idrauliche M indirizzato agli studenti dell'Università di Bologna.

 

Tutorials of Sustainable Design of Water Resources Systems - 2019

Sustainable Design of Water Resources System is a subject included in the study plan of the master degree programs in Civil Engineering and Earth Resources Engineering at the University of Bologna. The course will be taught during 48 hours of frontal teaching, including lectures given by the teacher and exercises developed by collaborative work by students and the teacher.

Ricerca

The Bluecat Home Page

Bluecat is a new method that Demetris Koutsoyiannis and myself recently proposed to estimate uncertainty of hydrological predictions. Bluecat comes with an open source and user friendly software to support its application. The original idea was elaborated by Demetris during his stay in Bologna in 2019. Formalisation of the method and software preparation were as all of my working hours from February 2020 to May 2021 were absorbed by the management of the COVID19 emergency in the academia.

My presentation (with video) at the SAgE PGR Conference (Newcastle, July 7, 2021) titled: "Water Resources and Sustainability under Climate Change"

My invited presentation at the SAgE PGR Conference (Newcastle, July 7, 2021) titled: "Water Resources and Sustainability under Climate Change" is available for download at the link below. The video of my presentation is available here. Thank you for your interest. Best, Alberto

My presentation at the webinar "Climate change: hydrologic and hydraulic impacts" titled "Generation of tecnical scenarios of future climate for studying extreme events in the presence of climate change", June 17, 2021

My presentation at the webinar "Climate change: hydrologic and hydraulic impacts" organised by the Foir and the Italian Hydrotecnical Association and held on June 17, 2021 is available at the link below. The title is "Generation of tecnical scenarios of future climate for studying extreme events in the presence of climate change".
Thanks for your interest.
Best,
Alberto

My memory of Prof. Fabio Rossi presented to the "Memorial of Prof. Fabio Rossi" - February 22, 2021 (in Italian)

 have had the honor to present my memory of Prof. Fabio Rossi, who recently passed away, to his memorial organised by the "Gruppo Italiano di Idraulica". My presentation is available for download at the link below. Its title is: "Fabio Rossi: l'impersonificazione dell'idrologia quale scienza ingegneristica" (in Italian).
Thank you very much for the invitation and your interest.
Best,
Alberto

My talk at the inaugural day of the PhD programme on "Future Earth, climate change and societal challenges"

My presentation at the inaugural day of the PhD programme on "Future Earth, climate change and societal challenges" (University of Bologna) is available for download at the link below. The title of my talk is "Taking a wide perspective". It gives some advice to PhD students to plan their research activity.
Thank you for your interest.
All the best,
Alberto

My presentations at the JpGU-AGU joint meeting 2020

My presentations at the JpGU-AGU joint meeting titled:

can be downloaded by clicking on the above links. They discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the scientific community. Thank you for your interest.

Best,
Alberto

My talk at the Lancaster University: The new mission of geosciences in an age of pandemics and beyond - June 10th, 2020 (with video)

My invited presentation at the Lancaster Environmental Center Seminar Series - Lancaster University, titled "The new mission of geosciences in an age of pandemics and beyond", is available at the link below.

The talk was given remotely on June 10th, 2020. I would like to thank Lancaster University for inviting me. Lancaster University has made available the video of the talk on YouTube.

Thank you for your interest.
All the best,
Alberto

My presentation at the conference EGU2020 Online: Blue Cat, A brisk local uncertainty estimator for hydrologic simulations and predictions

My presentation at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union titled: A brisk local uncertainty estimator for hydrologic simulations and predictions (Blue Cat) is available for download at the link below.

I would like to thank Demetris for conceiving an amazing idea. It is a simple and computationally efficient tool to estimate the probability distribution of hydrological predictions (and therefore assess their uncertainty) which works really well.