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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!

FIELD WORK, DRONES AND SATELLITES TO MONITOR RIVER SYSTEMS

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.


						

Master thesis defense

Today, three NRM students are going to defense their master thesis:

  • Giulia Marchetti – Overall grain size mapping from Sentinel 2 images (A. Castelletti, S. Bizzi, B. Belletti, P. Carbonneau from Durham University)
  • Mattia Lanzani & Antonio Pecoraro – Balancing hydropower producing and fluvial connectivity in optimal large scale dam siting on the Mekong river (A. Castelletti, S. Bizzi, R. Schmitt, M. Kondolf from Berkeley University)