Journal paper on water-energy demand management just published

The journal paper “Segmentation analysis of residential water-electricity demand for customised demand-side management programs”  has just been published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.

This collaborative work between the NRM group at Polimi and UC Davis’ Center for Watershed Sciences and Center for Water-Energy Efficiency contributes a three-phase customer segmentation analysis of over 1000 residential accounts in the Los Angeles County to explore the heterogeneity of residential water-electricity demand profiles metered at hourly frequency, and provide insights for water-energy demand-side management. The work has been supported by the SmartH2O project.

You can download the paper here: FREE ACCESS until Dec 28, 2017!

New paper published on Advances in Water Resources

Our paper on the combined use of release rules and index-based insurance contracts to induce cooperation in power asymmetrical contexts is finally out. More details and the full paper are available here.


Denaro, S., Castelletti, A., Giuliani, M., & Characklis, G. W. (2017). Fostering cooperation in power asymmetrical water systems by the use of direct release rules and index-based insurance schemes. Advances in Water Resources.

NRM @ Ho Chi Minh City

On October 13, Ho Chi Minh City hosted the workshop “Towards a Global Approach to Water Issues: Management, Monitoring and Treatment” organized by the Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in HCMC.

We contributed to the workshop with a talk on “Modelling and managing the water, energy and food nexus in a changing Vietnam” showing the results of the IMRR project on the Red River basin (the slides are available HERE).

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Our researchers work together with researchers from ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, i.e. the Italian Environmental Agency) and Durham University to develop methods and protocols for monitoring large river systems from remote sensing. We use drones and traditional field techniques (e.g. GPS) to survey local river features (e.g. topography, sediment size, vegetation) and use these data as ground truth for their further detection and monitoring at large scale from the recent Sentinel satellites from Copernicus. Last week we successfully realised the first campaign of data acquisition.