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My presentation at the "Hydrology Days" of the Italian Hydrological Society titled "What water for the future? Engineering design under climate change" (in Italian)

My presentation "What water for the future? Engineering design under climate change" (in Italian) at the Hydrology Days of the Italian Hydrological Society (Genoa 9-11 November 2022).

Thank you for your interest.
Ciao,
Alberto

My interview at InsolvenzFest 2022 (in Italian) on "There's no water for everybody if the distribution is leaking: history of water debt...."

In September 2022 I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Luisiana Gaita at InsolvenzFest 2022 in Bologna. The interview focused on water resources management in the presence of climate change. In particular our discussion adopted the unusual view of looking at current water issues as a form of "water debt" that we are passing to future generations.

NEW: Courses on Climate Change and Adaptation - Spring 2023

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).

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Master degree course on Mountain Rivers Training (2018-2019) (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 - 2018

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.

Tutorials of Sustainable Design of Water Resources Systems - 2017

The course on Sustainable Design of Water Resources System is included in the study plan of the master degree programs in Civil Engineering (curriculum Infrastructure Design in River Basins) 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.

Insegnamento di Costruzioni Idrauliche M (2016-2017)

Sito di riferimento per l'insegnamento, le esercitazioni ed il materiale a supporto della didattica. 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 Idrualiche M indirizzato agli studenti dell'Università di Bologna. Gli studenti potranno inoltre trovare i video delle lezioni sul la playlist dell'insegnamento nel mio canale youtube.

Tutorials for Advanced Hydrology - 2016

Please find here below the slides and tutorial documents of the course on Advanced Hydrology. 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. Moreover, please do not forget that the videos of the lectures are available here.

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.

My presentation at the workshop "Management of environmental processes" titled "Floods and climate change" (in Italian)

My presentation at the workshop "Management of environmental processes" titled "Floods and climate change" (in Italian) is available at the link below.

The workshop took place in Naples on February 25th, 2020. The Italian title of the workshop was: "La gestione dei fenomeni naturali: visioni complementari per il territorio. Il contributo della Geologia Applicata e dell’Idraulica" while the Italian title of my presentation was: "Alluvioni: tutta colpa dei cambiamenti climatici?".

My presentation (in Italian) on floods in historical cities, at the conference "Beni culturali ed ambientali a rischio" - Ravenna, November 20, 2019

My presentation titled "Flood risk in historical cities (in Italian)" at the conference "Beni culturali ed ambientali a rischio" - Ravenna, November 20, 2019 - is available for download at the link below.

Thank you for your interest.
Alberto

Scientific paper: Probabilistic Hydrological Post-Processing

The scientific paper: Probabilistic Hydrological Post-Processing at Scale: Why and How to Apply Machine-Learning Quantile Regression Algorithms, published on Water, is available open access at the link below.

The study focuses on the use of machine-learning quantile regression algorithms for probabilistic hydrological post-processing in order to derive uncertainty of hydrological simulations.

My presentazion at the workshop "La scienza per la protezione civile", Bologna 16 ottobre 2019 (in Italian)

My presentazion at the workshop "La scienza per la protezione civile" - Bologna 16 ottobre 2019 (in Italian) - is available for download at the link below.

The title is: floods and climate change:certainties (few), uncertainties (many) and adaptation.

Thank you for your interest.
Ciao,
Alberto

My presentation at the Mediterranean Ph.D School on Impacts of Climate Change and Sustainable Engineering Responses titled "Climate Change and Floods"

My presentation at the Short Mediterranean Ph.D School on Impacts of Climate Change and Sustainable Engineering Responses (Naples, October 7-11, 2019) is available at the link below.

The title is "Climate change and floods".

Thank you for your interest.
Best,
Alberto

Scientific paper published on Nature: "Changing climate both increases and decreases European river floods"

I had the opportunity to participate, together with Attilio Castellarin and several other researchers, to a study conducted by a team at the Technical University of Wien on trends of floods frequency in Europe.

Data from numerous measurement stations all across Europe have been evaluated. The data shows that magnitude of flood events is changing with different patterns in different regions.