Research

New scientific paper: "The sword of Damocles of the impossible flood"

We are pleased to report the publication of our (together with Guenter Bloeschl and Bruno Merz) opinion paper "The Sword of Damocles of the impossible flood". It discusses reasons why floods often call us by surprise.

This is main research focus at the moment, one of the central themes of my brand new project CO22Water. If you are interested please follow the web page of the project, there will be opportunities to contribute soon.

My presentation "Uncertainty assessment for predictions of natural hazard events and impact" at the workshop "Multi risk models from assessment to validation and implication for decision making" - Bari, June 2024

My presentation "Uncertainty assessment for predictions of natural hazard events and impact" at the workshop "Multi risk models from assessment to validation and implication for decision making", that took place in Bari during June 20-21 2024, is available at the link below.

Thanks a lot for your interest.

Ciao,
Alberto

My presentation at the meeting "80 Years of Hydrology" (Salerno, 23-24 January 2024) titled "Civil protection in Italy: origin, evolution and future perspectives" (in Italian)

My invited presentation (together with Pierluigi Claps and Paola Pagliara) titled "Civil protection in Italy: origin, evolution and future perspectives" (in Italian)  at the meeting "80 Years of Hydrology" (Salerno, January 23-24, 2024) is available for download at the link below.

It is a celebration of the contributions by Fabio Rossi and Lino Versace to civil protection.

Thank you for your interest.

Ciao,
Alberto

My live interview (in Italian) at the TRC TV on megaflood predictability

On November 27 I have been live interviewed by the TV channel TRC. The discussion focused on predictability of megafloods, after the publication of the Nature Geoscience paper  "Megafloods in Europe can be anticipated from observations in hydrologically similar catchments", authored by Miriam Bertola with a large pool of co-authors.

The interview can be watched here. The video has been kindly provided by TRC Bologna.

Thank you for your interest.
Ciao,
Alberto

My presentation at the International Conference Themes 2023 titled "Long term cycles in hydroclimatic processes: the unresolved enigma of climatic variability"

My presentation "Long term cycles in hydroclimatic processes:  the unresolved enigma of climatic variability" at the International Conference Themes 2023 (Venice, November 15, 2023) is available for download at  the link below.

Thank you for your interest.

Ciao,
Alberto 

My presentation at the Hydrology Days of the Italian Hydrological Society "Pandemics, geopolitics, economic inflation and water resources management"" (in Italian)

My presentation "Pandemics, geopolitics, economic inflation and water resources management" (in Italian) at the Hydrology Days of the Italian Hydrological Society is available for download at the link below. It's a new interdisciplinary adventure stimulated by the awareness that water resources management is driven by forcings related to political economy.

Thank you for your interest.

Ciao,
Alberto 

My poster contribution "Why the 2022 drought in the Po River is the worst ever" (in Italian) at the Hydrology Days of the Italian Hydrological Society

My poster contribution titled "Why the 2022 drought in the Po River is the worst ever" (in Italian) presented at the Hydrology Days of the Italian Hydrological Society is available for download at the link below.

Thanks for your interest!

Best,
Alberto

Article on Nature Italy and press coverage on the 2022 drought along the Po River

Nature Italy published an article by Ginevra Chelli titled "Po river drought in 2022 was the worst of the last two centuries", that comments on the results presented in the paper ""Why the 2022 Po River drought is the worst in the past two centuries" published in Science Advances, by myself, Hung Nguyen, Sara Rubinetti, Serena Ceola, Stefano Galelli, Angelo Rubino and Davide Zanchettin.

The paper was widely commented by the press. Please see:

Paper on Science Advances: Why the 2022 Po River drought is the worst in the past two centuries

The paper "Why the 2022 Po River drought is the worst in the past two centuries" by myself, Hung Nguyen, Sara Rubinetti, Serena Ceola, Stefano Galelli, Angelo Rubino and Davide Zanchettin has been just published by Science Advances. The paper is open access.

The study focuses on the extreme drought that in 2022 hit the Po River basin and attempts to understand its drivers.

Research project Advanced Grant financed by the Italian Science Fund "Stochastic amplification of climate change into floods and droughts change"

My research proposal titled "Stochastic amplification of climate change into floods and droughts change" has been financed by the Italian Science Fund within the programme "Advanced Grant".  The grant is worth 1.383.631,00 €.

Article on Nature on the floods in the Emilia-Romagna region (in Italian and English)

Nature published an article titled "Examining the role of climate change in the Emilia-Romagna floods", that makes considerations on the causes of the flood and presents a brief review of relevant scientific contributions. I was interviewed by the journalist, thus the article includes some statements by me. I believe it is an interesting reading for getting more details on what happened.

Here the version in Italian.

Scientific paper "Contribution of anthropogenic and hydroclimatic factors on the variation of surface water extent across the contiguous United States"

The paper "Contribution of anthropogenic and hydroclimatic factors on the variation of surface water extent across the contiguous United States" has been just published by Environmental Research Communications. The paper is open access and is available here.

Thank you very much for your interest!
Best,
Alberto

My invited presentation at the workshop "Mettiamoci in Riga" organised by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, titled "Solutions for climate change adaptation" (in Italian), June 2023

My presentation at the workshop "Mettiamoci in Riga" organised by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, titled "Solutions for climate change adaptation" (in Italian), June 2023, is available for donwload at the link below.

Thank you for your interest.

Best,
Alberto

My presentation at the workshop "Geoscience Information for Teachers", Vienna, April 2023

My presentation titled "The major challenges for ensuring a sustainable use of freshwater under change" at the workshop "Geoscience information for teachers" (at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union), is available for download at the link below.

Thank you for your interest.
Ciao,
Alberto

My presentation at the 2023 EGU General Assembly titled "Everything still flows: achievements and future evolution of Panta Rhei"

My presentation at the 2023 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union titled "Everything still flows: achievements and future evolution of Panta Rhei" is available for download at the link below.

Thank you vert much for your interest.
Ciao,
Alberto