for Global Change


We are a research group based at the Department of Electronics, Information, and BioengineeringPolitecnico di Milano. Our research mission is advancing environmental decision-analytics  for supporting human decisions in complex engineering systems including multiple actors and exposed to evolving multisectoral demands and global change. Our research fuses environmental, climate, and hydrologic disciplines with machine learning, optimal control, and evolutionary computation. This multidisciplinary mix yields innovative, flexible, and robust solutions facilitating participatory decision making processes by addressing the multifaceted complexity of environmental systems, including their nested interdependencies across stakeholders, processes, and policies at different spatial scales; as well as potential changes in human-nature interactions and feedbacks under changing climate extremes and societal demands.


Broken Rivers

eiLab led research just published on Nature discovered that more than 1 million EU rivers are broken by small to large barriers. The highest barrier densities occur in the heavily modified rivers of central
New book: Innovations in Land, Water and Energy for Vietnam’s Sustainable Development
eiLab research in the Red River basin as part of the IMRR project contributed a chapter in the new book Innovations in Land, Water
Potential for sustainable irrigation expansion in a 3°C warmer climate

Climate change is expected to reshape the distribution of irrigated lands. Using climatic projections from three global climate models, we investigate
2021 EGU awards
Matteo Giuliani has been awarded with the 2021 EGU Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award for the Hydrological Sciences Division. This award recognises scientific achievement made by an Early
DAFNE NSL in the Omo-Turkana Basin
On September 24-25, 2020 we contributed to the online DAFNE Negotiation Simulation Lab (NSL) involving the stakeholders of the Omo-Turkana Basin. This was the third NSL organized by
eiLab @UWI

Dr. Elena Matta attended the First International Conference on Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) on 22-24 September 2020 (online because of COVID-19) and presented “A review of recent applications of neurocomputing
DAFNE NSL in the Zambezi River Basin

On July 9-10, 2020 we contributed to the online DAFNE Negotiation Simulation Lab (NSL) involving the stakeholders of the Zambezi River Basin. This was the third NSL organized by


European rivers are fragmented by many more barriers than had been recorded https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03440-9

La corsa a ostacoli (troppi) dei fiumi europei verso il mare https://www.repubblica.it/green-and-blue/2020/12/17/news/la_corsa_a_ostacoli_dei_fiumi_europei_verso_il_mare-278612613/ via @repubblica

Congratulation to @AMBERtools and @eiPolimi @hydroaholics colleagues for this big achievement and thanks to all people that helped us in collecting data across Europe


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