Topics 2024

T1. Multi-sector multi-actor adaptation to climate change in the Adda river basin
T2. Correction of ERA5 Snow data using a U-NET-based framework and SNOW-IT reanalysis
T3. Water storage expansion for adapting to projected drought events
T4. Exploring dam-induced impacts on river biodiversity across basin and continental scales
T5. Exploring spatiotemporal dynamics of sediment transport in the Zambezi river basin
T6. Can Generative Artificial Intelligence be used to synthesize images of rare tropical cyclones?
T7. Bias correction and spatial adjustment of global extreme rainfall events in reanalysis data using deep learning
T8. Modeling the impacts of drought events on the European energy sector
T9. Machine Learning for advancing the detection of drought events
T10. Improving energy system modelling in the African continent under different climate policy scenarios
T11. Advancing water systems control by leveraging multiple forecasts and policy classes via deep Reinforcement Learning
T12. Advancing water systems management: Bias correction and synthetic forecast generation
T13. Integrating local perceptions through climate index projections into Agent-Based Models for climate-resilient agricultural adaptation
T14. Modelling farmer adaptation to changing flood risk

The slides introducing the research projects and the theses’ proposals that were shown during the meeting on 27/02/2024 are available HERE.

Academic Year 2022-2023

  • Francesco Bressi: Satellite-based Reconstruction of Water Reservoir Dynamics in the Zambezi Watercourse
  • Carola Calisi: Assessing the impacts of tempera- ture extremes on crop production in the Adda River basin
  • Lisa Ferrari: Social learning and behavior modeling on climate change in Northern Italy
  • Bruno Invernizzi: Enhancing Mekong River Basin reservoir operations: Balancing Hydropower Production and Sediment Transport
  • Lorenzo Scarpellini: Parametric insurance for hydropower: comparing alternative schemes and forecast conditioned policies
  • Giorgia Sica: Enhancing droughts resilience via expansion of water storage infrastructures

Academic Year 2021-2022

  • Irene Galbiati: Multi-objective Robust Decision Making to discover future vulnerabilities of the Júcar river basin under climate change
  • Martina Merlo: A pan-European analysis of drought events and impacts
  • Emma Krampe: Advancing the operation of a multi-reservoir system using global hydrological forecast products
  • Dennis Zanutto: Multi-timescale forecast-based direct policy search for water system control
  • Veronica Piuri: Integrating desalination and aquaponics in the Nile River Basin
  • Nicola Crippa: Assessing the value of seasonal forecasts in informing reservoir operations in the water-stressed Mediterranean basins
  • Federico Sala: Strategic dam planning in the Mekong River Basin accounting for GHGs emissions and river sediment connectivity
  • Mattia Zeno: Detection of Arctic rivers streamflow drivers through automatic feature selection
  • Giulio Palcic: Discovering data augmentation best practices for tropical cyclone intensity estimation with deep learning

Academic Year 2020-2021

  • Simone Grosso: Power capacity expansion in the Southern African Power Pool: Synergies between hydropower and floating solar development
  • Kushagra Pandey: Advancing the generation of socio-economic scenarios in bottom-up vulnerability assessments
  • Luca Ferrari: Drivers of uncertainty, high-risk scenarios, and robust climate policies in RICE50+
  • Paolo Colombo: Analysis of the influence of a dense network of small reservoirs on drought evolution

Academic Year 2019-2020

  • Thomas Manzoni: Bayesian hierarchical forecasts reconciliation to inform water system control
  • Silvia Colombo: From efficiency to equity, assessing fairness in planning river basins development
  • Francesca Robba: Assessing the potential of seasonal drought forecasts for triggering drought management strategies
  • Davide Cananzi: Improving drought monitoring via machine learning: A new impact-based drought index
  • Luca Rampon: Integrating aquaponics technologies in strategic river basin management
  • Silvia Bossi: Strategic dam planning accounting for GreenHouse Gases emissions and river sediment connectivity
  • Fabio Gardella: The effects of climate and technology variation on the hybrid energy system design for small Mediterranean islands 

Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Ilaria Chiricò: Robust design of dam heightening under climate change: a case study in the Swiss Alps
  • Marco Orbetelli: A data-driven approach to streamflow reconstruction using dendrochronological data
  • Giacomo Piraccini: Dam reoperation for controlling water-related diseases: the potential for floating solar to compensate hydropower losses
  • Francesco Semeria: Modelling the impact of dams on flood-recession agriculture in the Omo valley: a satellite-data based analysis
  • Alessandro Barbieri & Martina Daddi: Integrating hydrological constraints for hydropower in energy models:The case study of the Zambezi River Basin in the Southern African Power Pool
  • Luca Sasso: Re-designing reservoir capacity in snow dominated catchments to adapt to changing climate
  • Yousra Saudi: Assessing the value of hydroclimatic services for hydropower megadams
  • Giacomo Trombetta: From individualism to full cooperation: optimal operation of the Nile River basin reservoirs under varying levels of cooperation
  • Henrique Moreno Dumont Goulart: Assessing the operational value of forecast information under climate change

Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Maria Giulia Pelosi & Luca Monaco: Improved energy-water modelling for hydropower capacity expansion planning under climate change: a case study in the Zambezi River Basin
  • Vanessa Tesini: Integrated infrastructural and financial options to manage weather risk in a multipurpose regulated lake
  • Stefano Gallandra & Marco Sorrenti: Multi-objective optimal design of dam filling strategies: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  • Giorgio Falcini & Elena Muratore: The effects of climate and socio-economic changes on the design of off-grid hybrid energy systems
  • Sara Cazzaniga: How does uncertainty affect cooperation strategies in transboundary water resources systems? A case study on the Zambezi River Basin
  • Lucia Maletti: Evaluating the effects of land use change and hydropower development on sediment connectivity. The case study of the Omo river
  • Agostino Ghetti: Development of a high-resolution water consumption dataset with end-use diaries
  • Carlo Alberto Bordignon: Forecasting hourly energy price in the Swiss market. Model identification and application for accurate short-term forecasts
  • Riccardo Badagliacca & Linda Spinelli: Designing robust and sustainable development pathways in the Omo-Turkana basin
  • Lorenzo Caviglioni: Designing efficient reservoir filling strategies using seasonal drought forecasts
  • Giacomo Luoni: Modeling river fragmentation at pan-European scale

Academic Year 2016-2017

  • Barbara Benigni & Sebastian Raimondo: Robust planning of agricultural expansion in Zambezi river basin under climate and socio-economic changes
  • Angelo Carlino: Hydro-energy systems modeling in the Zambezi river basin: exploring benefits from soft model integration
  • Alessandro Gentile: Informing water reservoir operations with climate teleconnections
  • Luca Gianelli & Paolo Redo Bianchi: Water-related disease control via dam operation: balancing hydropower production and malaria spreading on Kariba reservoir
  • Valeria Penso: Discovering large-scale climate signals for seasonal meteorological forecasts in Africa
  • Marco Tangi: Balancing sediment starvation and hydropower production. The case study of the Vjosa river
  • Rachele Tarantola: The value of weather/streamflow forecasts for hydropower companies
  • Elena Fornari: Data-driven emulation modeling of an agricultural model to simulate crop productivity
  • Giulia Marchetti: Overall grain size mapping from Sentinel 2 images
  • Mattia Lanzani & Antonio Pecoraro: Balancing hydropower producing and fluvial connectivity in optimal large scale dam siting on the Mekong river

Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Martina Morlacchi: Unsupervised automatic detection of post meter leakage in residential settings
  • Sofia Rossi: A vulnerability analysis of the Red River basin, Vietnam, under co-varying climate and socio-economic changes
  • Chiara Samale: Improving seasonal forecast of hydroclimatic variables through the state of large-scale climate signals
  • Marika Squeri: Assessing the skill of seasonal meteorological forecast products for predicting droughts and water scarcity in highly regulated basins
  • Marta Zaniolo: Design and application of drought indexes in highly regulated Mediterranean water systems
  • Marta Andreoni: Pooling drought and flood related financial risk to manage conflict in multi-purpose Lake Maggiore water system
  • Jose Ramos: Agent-based modeling of innovation diffusion in agricultural systems
  • Giulio Camisani: Regional modelling of sediment connectivity in gravel-bed river networks. Modelling framework and application to the upper Po basin
  • Sui Xin: Index based analysis of climate change scenarios. Lake Como catchment case study
  • Federica Bertoni: Exploring the water-energy nexus in the Iberian Peninsula under climate change: a deterministic optimization approach

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Ahmad Alsahaf: Projection- vs. Selection-based Model Reduction For Emulation Modeling in Water Resources Planning and Management Problems
  • Ylenia Casali: Using Canonical Correlation Analysis and Input Variable Selection to assess the effect of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies on the Red River Basin, Vietnam
  • Slaven Conevski: Quantifying climate change- and human behavior-related uncertainties in agricultural water management
  • Alessia Goffi: Changes in the hydrological regime of the Red River Basin, Vietnam: the role of deforestation
  • Beatrice Sangalli: Hydro-economic analysis of the adaptation to climate change in the Jucar river system
  • Carolina Mesa & Carolina Trimino: ENSO detection for improving long-term streamflow forecasts in Kemano water system
  • H.V. Pham: Using ENSO information to improve the operation of the Hoa Binh reservoir, Vietnam
  • Martina Botter: Assessing the impact of climate change and price variability on alpine hydropower. A case study in the Swiss Alps
  • Federico Giudici: Advancing reservoir operation description in physically based hydrological models
  • Laura Bellagamba: Designing and assessing weather-based financial hedging contracts to mitigate water conflicts at the river basin scale
  • Andrea Moro & Luca Riva: Inferring and clustering residential water consumers’ routines by eigenbehavior modeling
  • Umberto Del Gobbo: Snow water equivalent retrieval using multitemporal SAR images to inform water systems operation
  • Maria Faragò: Forcing hydrological models with precipitation estimates from in-situ stations, remote sensing and weather models
  • Emanuele Gaiardelli: Development of a flexible synthetic generator of residential water consumption traces at the end-use level

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Pardis Biglarbeigi: Many-objective Direct Policy Search in Dez and Karoun Multireservoir System, Iran
  • Alessandro Amaranto: Balancing fertilizer application and nitrate leaching in agricultural management: a multiobjective analysis
  • Luca Preatoni: The role of snow information in improving water management: the lake Como case study
  • Stefano Dellacorna: Coupling quality and quantity targets in the operation of a hydropower reservoir: a preliminary analysis
  • Pietro Richelli: Effects of climate change on hydrology and hydropower systems in the Italian Alps
  • Cristian Brivio: Modelli di regolazione dei serbatoi idroelettrici alpini e impatto delle energie rinnovabili sulla gestione

Academic Year 2012-2013

  • Simona Denaro: Balancing hydropower production and river bed incision in operating a run-of-river hydropower scheme along the river Po
  • Ludovica Beltrame & Daniele Carbonin: ENSO teleconnection patterns on large scale water resources systems
  • Andrea Cominola & Emanuele Mason: A framework to test multiple optimality principles in landscape evolution under river dynamics
  • Federica Remondi: Remote sensing of Tanzania wetlands: hydrology and model calibration
  • Daniele Spartà:Impact of deforestation on local precipitation patterns over the Da River basin, Vietnam
  • Andrea Ficchì: A centralized real time controller for reservoirs management on the Seine river using ensemble weather forecasting
  • Ralitsa Vassileva: Assessing dynamic emulation modelling of large environmental data

Academic Year 2011-2012

  • Matteo Mainardi: Coupling pre-season farmers planning and optimal water supply management to mitigate climate change impacts
  • Lorenzo Cozzi: Weather models as virtual sensors to data driven rainfall predictions in urban watersheds
  • Federica Andressi: An Hybrid Empiric-conceptual Model for the Integrated Management of Kafue River (Zambia)
  • Stefania Caietti: Improved dynamic emulation modelling by time series clustering: the case study of Marina Reservoir, Singapore
  • Yu Li & Bui Thi Hieu: Comprehensive analysis of hydrological model with remote sensed satellites data in the Da river basin, Vietnam