Amaranto, A., Pianosi, F., Solomatine, D., Corzo, G., and Munoz-Arriola, F. (2020), Sensitivity analysis of data-driven groundwater forecasts to hydroclimatic controls in irrigated croplands., Journal of Hydrology, 124957

Denaro, S., A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, and G. Characklis (2020), Insurance portfolio diversification through bundling for competing agents exposed to uncorrelated drought and flood risks, Water Resources Research, 56, 1–20

Guimarães Nobre, G., H. de Moel, M. Giuliani, K. Bischiniotis, J.C.J.H. Aerts, and P.J. Ward (2020), What will the weather do? Forecasting flood losses based on oscillation indices, Earth’s Future, 8

Giudici, F., A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, and H.R. Maier (2020), An active learning approach for identifying the smallest subset of informative scenarios for robust planning under deep uncertainty, Environmental Modelling & Software, 127

Herman, J.D., J.D. Quinn, S. Steinschneider, M. Giuliani, and S. Fletcher (2020), Climate adaptation as a control problem: Review and perspectives on dynamic water resources planning under uncertainty, Water Resources Research, 56

Bertoni, F., M. Giuliani, and A. Castelletti (2020), Integrated Design of Dam Size and Operations via Reinforcement Learning, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 146(4),


Piégay, H., F. Arnaud, B. Belletti, M. Bertrand, S. Bizzi, P. Carbonneau, S. Dufour, F. Liebault, V. Ruiz‐Villanueva, and L. Slater (2019), Remotely Sensed Rivers in the Anthropocene: State of the Art and Prospects, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 45

Bertoni, F., A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, and P.M. Reed (2019), Discovering dependencies, trade-offs, and robustness in joint dam design and operation: An ex-post assessment of the Kariba dam, Earth’s Future, 7

Anghileri, D., S. Monhart, C. Zhou, K. Bogner, K., A. Castelletti, P. Burlando, and M. Zappa (2019), The value of subseasonal hydrometeorological forecasts to hydropower operations: How much does preprocessing matter?, Water Resources Research55

Giuliani, M., M. Zaniolo, A. Castelletti, G. Davoli, and P. Block (2019), Detecting the state of the climate system via artificial intelligence to improve seasonal forecasts and inform reservoir operations, Water Resources Research, 55

Cominola, A., K. Nguyen, M. Giuliani, R.A. Stewart, H.R. Maier, and A. Castelletti (2019), Data mining to uncover heterogeneous water use behaviors from smart meter data, Water Resources Research, 55

Schmitt, R., S. Bizzi, A. Castelletti, J.J. Opperman, and G.M. Kondolf (2019), Strategic planning in the Mekong Basin could improve trade-offs between hydropower and sediment supply to the Mekong Delta, Science Advances, 5(10)

Mazzoleni, M., A. Amaranto and D.P. Solomatine (2019), Integrating qualitative flow observations in a lumped hydrologic routing model, Water Resources Research, 55(7), 6088-6108

Mazzoleni, M., L. Brandimarte and A. Amaranto (2019), Evaluating precipitation datasets for large-scale distributed hydrological modelling, Journal of Hydrology, 578, 124076

Hunink, J., G. Simons, S. Suárez, A. Solera, J. Andreu, M. Giuliani, P. Zamberletti, M. Grillakis, A. Koutroulis, I. Tsanis, F. Schasfoort, S. Contreras, E. Ercin, and W. Bastiaanssen (2019), A simplified water accounting procedure to assess climate change impact on water resources for agriculture across different European river basins, Water, 11(10), 1976

Tangi, M.,  R. Schmitt, S. Bizzi, and A. Castelletti (2019), The CASCADE toolbox for analyzing river sediment connectivity and management, Environmental Modelling  and Software, 119, 400-406

Quinn, J.D., P.M. Reed, M. Giuliani, and A. Castelletti (2019),  What is controlling our control rules? Opening the black box of multireservoir operating policies using time‐varying sensitivity analysis, Water Resources Research,  55

Garcia de Leaniz, C., A. Berkhuysen, and B. Belletti (2019), Beware small dams, they can do damage, too, Nature, 570, 164

Blöschl, G., […], A. Castelletti, et al. (2019), Twenty-three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective, Hydrological Science Journal,  620507

Joshua, J., L. Börger, J. Tummers, P. Jones, L. Lucas, K.P. Kerr, S. Bizzi, S. Consuegra, L. Marcello, A. Vowles, B. Belletti, E. Verspoore, W. Van de Bund, P. Gough, and C. Garcia de Leaniz (2019), A comprehensive assessment of stream fragmentation in Great Britain, Science of The Total Environment, 673: 756–62

Giudici, F., A. Castelletti, E. Garofalo, M. Giuliani, and H.R. Maier (2019), Dynamic, multi-objective optimal design and operation of water-energy systems for small, off-grid islands, Applied Energy, 250, 605-616.

Ahmadalipour,  A, H. Moradkhani, A. Castelletti, and N. Magliocca (2019), Future drought risk in Africa: Integrating vulnerability, climate change, and population growth, Science of The Total Environment, 662, 672-686


Anghileri, D., M. Botter, A. Castelletti, H. Weigt, and P. Burlando (2018).  A comparative assessment of the impact of climate change and energy policies on Alpine hydropowerWater Resources Research, 54

Giuliani, M. and J.D. Herman (2018), Modeling the behavior of water reservoir operators via eigenbehavior analysisAdvances in Water Resources, 122

Ros, A., M. Giuliani, G.W. Scurati, S. Graziosi, F. Ferrise, M. Bodegoni (2018), Participated Planning of Large Water Infrastructures through Virtual Prototyping Technologies, Technologies, 6(68)

Anghileri, D. A. Castelletti, and P. Burlando (2018), Alpine Hydropower in the Decline of the Nuclear Era: Trade-Off between Revenue and Production in the Swiss Alps, Journal of Water resources Planning and Management, 144(8).

Alborzi, A., A. Mirchi, H. Moftakhari, I. Mallakpour, S. Alian, A. Nazemi, E. Hassanzadeh, O. Mazdiyasni, S. Ashraf, K. Madani, H. Norouzi, M. Azarderakhsh, A. Mehran, M. Sadegh, A. Castelletti, and A. AghaKouchak (2018)  Climate-Informed Environmental Inflows to Revive a Drying Lake Facing Meteorological and Anthropogenic Droughts , Environmental Research Letters, 13, 084010.

Bizzi, S, Piegay, H, Demarchi, L, Van De Bund, W., Weissteiner, C., Gob, F. (2018), LiDAR‐based fluvial remote sensing to assess 50‐100‐year human‐driven channel changes at a regional level: the case of the Piedmont Region, Italy, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44(2), 471-489

Bizzi, S., A. Cominola, E. Mason, A. Castelletti, and P. Kyungrock (2018), Multicriteria Optimization Model to Generate on-DEM Optimal Channel Networks, Water Resources Research, 54(8), 5727-5740

Giuliani, M., J. Quinn, J. Herman, A. Castelletti, and P. Reed (2018), Scalable multi-objective control for large scale water resources systems under uncertainty, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 26(4), 1492-1499

Denaro, S., A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, and G.W. Characklis (2018), Fostering cooperation in power asymmetrical water systems by the use of direct release rules and index-based insurance schemes, Advances in Water Resources, 115, 301-314

Biglarbeigi, P., M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti (2018), Partitioning the Impacts of Streamflow and Evaporation Uncertainty on the Operations of Multipurpose Reservoirs in Arid Regions, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 144(7)

Mason, E., M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti, F. Amigoni (2018), Identifying and modelling dynamic preference evolution in multipurpose water resources systems, Water Resources Research, 54, 3162-3175

Castelletti, A., A. Cominola, A. Facchini, M. Giuliani, P. Fraternali, S. Herrera, M. Melenhorst, I. Micheel, J. Novak, C. Pasini, A.E. Rizzoli, and C. Rottondi (2018), Gamified approaches for Water Management Systems: an Overview, Book Chapter in Smart Water Grids – A Cyber-Physical Approach, edited by P. Tsakalides, A. Panousopoulou, G. Tsagkatakis, and L. Montestruque, CRC Press.

Zaniolo, M., M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti, M. Pulido-Velasquez (2018), Automatic design of basin-specific drought indexes for highly regulated water systems, Hydrology and Earth Systems Science, 22, 2409-2424

Stewart, R.A., K. Nguyen, C. Beal, H. Zhang, O. Sahin, E. Bertone, A.S. Vieira, A. Castelletti, A. Cominola, M. Giuliani, D. Giurco, M. Blumenstein, A. Turner, A. Liu, S. Kenway, D.A. Savić, C. Makropoulos, P. Kossieris (2018), Integrated intelligent water-energy metering systems and informatics: Visioning a digital multi-utility service provider, Environmental Modelling & Software, 105, 94-117

Rougé, C., J.J. Harou, M. Pulido-Velazquez, E.S. Matrosov, P. Garrone, R. Marzano, A. Lopez-Nicolas, A. Castelletti, A.E. Rizzoli (2018), Assessment of Smart-Meter-Enabled Dynamic Pricing at Utility and River Basin Scale, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 144(5): 04018019 (2019 Quentin Martin Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award)

Schmitt, R.J.P., S. Bizzi, A. Castelletti, G.M. Kondolf (2018), Stochastic modeling of sediment connectivity for reconstructing sand fluxes and origins in the unmonitored Se Kong, Se San, and Sre Pok tributaries of the Mekong River, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123, 2-25

McPhail, C., H.R. Maier, J.H. Kwakkel, M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti, S. Westra (2018), Robustness metrics: How are they calculated, when should they be used and why do they give different results?Earth’s Future, 6(2),  169-191

Schmitt, R.J.P., S. Bizzi, A. Castelletti, G.M. Kondolf (2018), Improved trade-offs of hydropower and sand connectivity by strategic dam planning in the Mekong, Nature Sustainability, 1, 96–104

Cominola, A., M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti, D.E. Rosenberg, A.M. Asdallah (2018), Implications of data sampling resolution on water use simulation, end-use disaggregation, and demand managementEnvironmental Modelling & Software, 102, 199-212

Cominola, A., E.S. Spang, M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti , J.R. Lund, F.J. Loge (2018), Segmentation analysis of residential water-electricity demand for customized demand-side management programsJournal of Cleaner Production, 172, 1607-1619

Belletti, B., Nardi, L., Rinaldi, M. et al. (2018), Assessing Restoration Effects on River Hydromorphology Using the Process-based Morphological Quality Index in Eight European River ReachesEnvironmental Management, 61, 69-84

Carbonnneau, P. E., Bizzi, S., & Marchetti, G. (2018), Robotic photosieving from low‐cost multirotor sUAS: A proof‐of‐conceptEarth Surface Processes and Landforms

Herman, J.D. and M. Giuliani (2018), Policy tree optimization for threshold-based water resources management over multiple timescales, Environmental Modelling & Software, 99, 39-51

Kondolf, G.M. , Schmitt, R.J.P., Carling, P.A., Darby, S.E., Arias, M.E., Bizzi, S., Castelletti, A., Cochrane, T.A., Gibson, S., Kummu, M., Rubin, Z., Wild, T.B. (2018), Changing sediment budget of the Mekong: Cumulative threats and management strategies for a large river basin, Science of the Total Environment, 625, 114-134


Zatarain Salazar, J., P.M. Reed, J.D. Quinn, M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti  (2017), Balancing exploration, uncertainty and computational demands in many objective reservoir optimization, Advances in Water Resources,  109,  196-210

Belletti B., M. Rinaldi, M. Bussettini, F. Comiti, A.M. Gurnell, L. Mao, L. Nardi, and P. Vezza  (2017), Characterising physical habitats and fluvial hydromorphology: a new system for the survey and classification of river geomorphic units, Geomorphology, 283, 143-157. 

Schmitt, R.J.P., E. Morgenroth, and T.A. Larsen (2017), Robust planning of sanitation services in urban informal settlements: An analytical frameworkWater Research, 110, 297–312.

Schmitt, R.J.P., Z. Rubin, Z., and G.M. Kondolf (2017), Losing ground – scenarios of land loss as consequence of shifting sediment budgets in the Mekong Delta, Geomorphology, Anthropogenic Sedimentation 294, 58–69

Demarchi L., S. Bizzi, and H. Piegay (2017), Regional hydromorphological characterization with continuous and automated remote sensing analysis based on VHR imagery and low-resolution LiDAR data, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(3),  531-551

Li, Y., M. Giuliani, and A. Castelletti (2017), A coupled human–natural system to assess the operational value of weather and climate services for agricultureHydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 4693-4709

Quinn, J., P.M. Reed, M. Giuliani, and A. Castelletti (2017), Rival Framings: A Framework for Discovering how Problem Formulation Uncertainties Shape Risk Management Tradeoffs in Water Resources Systems, Water Resources Research, 53

Recanati, F.,  A. Castelletti, G. Dotelli, P. Melià (2017), Trading off natural resources and rural livelihoods. A framework for sustainability assessment of small-scale food production in water-limited regions, Advances in Water Resources, 110, 484-493

Denaro, S., D. Anghileri, M. Giuliani, and A. Castelletti (2017), Informing the operations of water reservoirs over multiple temporal scales by direct use of hydro-meteorological data, Advances in Water Resources, 103, 51–63

Cominola, A., M. Giuliani, D. Piga, A. Castelletti, and A.E. Rizzoli (2017), A Hybrid Signature-based Iterative Disaggregation algorithm for Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring, Applied Energy, 185, 331–344


Giuliani, M., A. Castelletti, R. Fedorov, and P. Fraternali (2016), Using crowdsourced web content for informing water systems operations in snow-dominated catchments, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 5049–5062

Giuliani, M., Y. Li, A. Cominola, S. Denaro, E. Mason, and A. Castelletti (2016), A Matlab toolbox for designing Multi-Objective Optimal Operations of water reservoir systems, Environmental Modelling & Software, 85, 293–298

Giuliani, M., Y. Li, A. Castelletti, and C. Gandolfi (2016), A coupled human-natural systems analysis of irrigated agriculture under changing climate, Water Resources Research5269286947

Demarchi, L., S. Bizzi, and H. Piégay (2016), Hierarchical object-based mapping of riverscape units and in-stream mesohabitats using LiDAR and VHR imagery, Remote Sensing, 8(2), 97

Culley, S., S. Noble, A. Yates, M. Timbs, S. Westra, H. Maier, M. Giuliani, and A. Castelletti (2016), A bottom-up approach to identifying the maximum operational adaptive capacity of water resource systems to a changing climate, Water Resources Research5267516768

Anghileri, D., N. Voisin, A. Castelletti, F. Pianosi, B. Nijssen, and D.P. Lettenmaier (2016), Value of long-term streamflow forecasts to reservoir operations for water supply in snow-dominated river catchments, Water Resources Research5242094225

Schmitt, R.J.P., S. Bizzi, and A. Castelletti (2016), Tracking multiple sediment cascades at the river network scale identifies controls and emerging patterns of sediment connectivity, Water Resources Research5239413965

Zatarain-Salazar, J., P. Reed, J. Herman, M. Giuliani, and A. Castelletti (2016), A diagnostic assessment of evolutionary algorithms for multi-objective surface water reservoir control, Advances in Water Resources, 92, 172–185

Giuliani, M., D. Anghileri, P. Vu, A. Castelletti, and R. Soncini-Sessa (2016), Large storage operations under climate change: expanding uncertainties and evolving tradeoffs, Environmental Research Letters, 11(3),

Giuliani, M., and A. Castelletti (2016), Is robustness really robust? How different definitions of robustness impact decision-making under climate change, Climatic Change, 135, 409–424

Piga, D., A. Cominola, M. Giuliani, A. Castelletti, and A.E. Rizzoli (2016), Sparse optimization for automated energy end use disaggregation, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 24(3), 1044–1051

Giuliani, M., A. Castelletti, F. Pianosi, E. Mason, and P. Reed (2016), Curses, tradeoffs, and scalable management: advancing evolutionary multi-objective direct policy search to improve water reservoir operations, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142(2), 04015050


Giuliani, M., F. Pianosi, and A. Castelletti (2015), Making the most of data: an information selection and assessment framework to improve water systems operations, Water Resources Research, 51(11), 9073–9093

Galelli, S., A. Castelletti, and A. Goedbloed (2015), High-Performance Integrated Control of water quality and quantity in urban water reservoirs, Water Resources Research, 51(11), 9052-9072

Bizzi, S., Q. Dinh, D. Bernardi, S. Denaro, L. Schippa, and R. Soncini-Sessa (2015), On the control of riverbed incision induced by run-of-river power plantWater Resources Research51(7), 5023-5040

Cominola, A., M. Giuliani, D. Piga, A. Castelletti, and A.E. Rizzoli (2015), Benefits and challenges of using smart meters for advancing residential water demand modeling and management: A review, Environmental Modelling & Software, 72, 198–214

Giuliani, M., A. Castelletti, F. Amigoni, and X. Cai (2015), Multiagent Systems and Distributed Constraint Reasoning for Regulatory Mechanism Design in Water Management, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 141(4), 04014068 (2016 Best Research-Oriented Paper Award)


Maier, H.R., Z. Kapelan, J. Kasprzyk, J. Kollat, L.S. Matott, M.C. Cunha, G.C. Dandy, M.S. Gibbs, E. Keedwell, A. Marchi, A. Ostfeld, D. Savic, D.P. Solomatine, J.A. Vrugt, A.C. Zecchin, B.S. Minsker, E.J. Barbour, G. Kuczera, F. Pasha, A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, and P.M. Reed (2014), Evolutionary algorithms and other metaheuristics in water resources: Current status, research challenges and future directions, Environmental Modelling & Software, 62(0), 271–299

Giuliani, M., J. Herman, A. Castelletti, and P. Reed (2014), Many-objective reservoir policy identification and refinement to reduce policy inertia and myopia in water management, Water Resources Research, 50, 3355–3377

Galelli, S., G.B. Humphrey, H.R. Maier, A. Castelletti, G.C. Dandy, and M.S. Gibbs (2014), An evaluation framework for input variable selection algorithms for environmental data-driven modelsEnvironmental Modeling & Software, 62, 33–51

Giuliani, M., S. Galelli, and R. Soncini-Sessa (2014), A dimensionality reduction approach for Many-Objective Markov Decision Processes: application to a water reservoir operation problem, Environmental Modeling & Software, 57, 101–114

Schmitt, R.J.P., S. Bizzi, and A. Castelletti  (2014), Characterizing fluvial systems at basin scale by fuzzy signatures of hydromorphological drivers in data scarce environments, Geomorphology, 214, 69-83

Castelletti, A., H. Yajima, M. Giuliani, R. Soncini-Sessa, and E. Weber (2014), Planning the Optimal Operation of a Multi–Outlet Water Reservoir with Water Quality and Quantity Targets, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(4), 496-510


Giuliani, M., and A. Castelletti (2013), Assessing the value of cooperation and information exchange in large water resources systems by agent–based optimization, Water Resources Research, 49, 3912–3926

Galelli, S. and A. Castelletti (2013), Assessing the predictive capability of randomized tree-based ensembles in streamflow modelling, Hydrology and Earth Systems Science, 17, 1-16

Galelli, S. and A. Castelletti (2013), Tree-based Iterative Input variable Selection for hydrological modelling, Water Resources Research, 49(7), 4295–4310

Castelletti A., F. Pianosi, and M. Restelli (2013), A multiobjective reinforcement learning approach to water resources systems operation: Pareto frontier approximation in a single run, Water Resources Research, 49(6)

Fornarelli, S. Galelli, A. Castelletti, J.P. Antenucci, and C. Marti (2013), An empirical modeling approach to predict and understand phytoplankton dynamics in a reservoir affected by inter- basin water transfers, Water Resources Research, 49

Anghileri D., A. Castelletti, F. Pianosi, R. Soncini Sessa, and E. Weber (2013), Optimizing watershed management by coordinated operation of storing facilities, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 139(5), 492-500

Pianosi F., A. Castelletti, and M. Restelli (2013), Tree-based FittedQ-iteration  for Multi-Objective Markov Decision Processes in Water Resources Management, Journal of Hydroinformatics, 15(2), 258-27