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)

CHNS Workshop in Tübingen

We are participating in the International Workshop on Innovation in Modelling Coupled Natural and Human Systems Related to Water in Tübingen.  The idea of the workshop is to discuss about water, energy and food nexus modelling advances comparatively analysing experiences from EU, US and developing countries. The target is to come out with a collaborative project proposal to be submitted in the upcoming months. More here

Direct Grain Size Mapping

Last week we went along the Po river to collect data with low-cost small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS). The project, developed in collaboration with Dr. Patrice Carbonneau (Durham University, Department of Geography, UK), aims at establishing a fully robotic workflow for grain size mapping.

Master students defense on Friday

On Friday, April 28, five NRM students are going to defense their master thesis:

  • Martina Morlacchi – Unsupervised automatic detection of post meter leakage in residential settings (A. Castelletti, A. Cominola, M. Giuliani)
  • Sofia Rossi – A vulnerability analysis of the Red River basin, Vietnam, under co-varying climate and socio-economic changes (A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, P. Reed from Cornell University)
  • Chiara Samale – Improving seasonal forecast of hydroclimatic variables through the state of large-scale climate signals (A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, P. Block from University of Wisconsin Madison)
  • Marika Squeri – Assessing the skill of seasonal meteorological forecast products for predicting droughts and water scarcity in highly regulated basins (A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, M. Pulido-Velazquez from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)
  • Marta Zaniolo – Design and application of drought indexes in highly regulated Mediterranean water systems (A. Castelletti, M. Giuliani, M. Pulido-Velazquez from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia)