NRM contributions to the EGU General Assembly 2017

A number of oral/poster presentations are scheduled at the EGU General Assembly 2017:

How important is snow related information in operating a regulated lake?

advances-in-water-resourcesWe just published a new paper where we contrast the direct use of snow related information in a free model fashion with perfect streamflow forecasts in the operation of Lake Como.  Lake Como is a snow-dominated system operated for flood control and water supply. The results of our research show that using the available observational data capturing slow dynamic processes, particularly the snow melting process, produces a 10% improvement in the system performance. This latter represents the lower bound of the potential improvement, which may increase to the upper limit of 40% in case skillful (perfect) long-term streamflow forecasts are used. More info HERE

Regional Hydromorphological Characterization


We collaborated in this new paper where a unique regional database of continuous hydromorphological variables (HyMo DB) based on areal and topographic data has been generated from RS analysis. In view of future RS acquisitions, this type of hydromorphological characterization will allow regional trends and patterns to be highlighted through time and river management strategies to thus be implemented at both regional and local scales.

Luca Demarchi, Simone Bizzi and Hervé Piégay, Regional hydromorphological characterization with continuous and automated remote sensing analysis based on VHR imagery and low-resolution LiDAR data  ESPL, Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/esp.4092


The DAFNE project is meeting the stakeholders in Zambia

ZambeziThe DAFNE project, which was launched the last October, is running the first stakeholder meeting  in Lusaka, Zambia. Andrea Ca., Enrico, Marco and Federica will be involved in two intense days of workshops and interactions with more than twenty stakeholders from the Zambezi river basin including the Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection, ZAMCOM, SADAC and many other key actoers. The objective of the meeting is to engage stalekdeors,  identify the key hotsposts in the basin and to start collecting data.