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Seminar: Hydrological Modelling for Real Time Application

Event Details:

  • Date:       Tuesday 19 March 2019
  • Time:      Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:    The Cyprus Institute – Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Dr Giovanni Ravazzani, Assistant Professor, Depart Civil & Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
The seminar will be in English and the event is open to the public.


In recent years, impact of climate change and urban development have caused frequent periods of water scarcity and heavy floods. In dry periods problems of water shortage can be enhanced by conflictual uses of water such as irrigation, industrial and power production (hydroelectric and thermoelectric). Conversely, flood is the worst hazard among natural catastrophes, causing thousands losses of life and damages to property worldwide. The increased frequency of drought periods and heavy floods, have stimulated the improvement of water resources and flood risk management.

Dealing with extremes, both floods and droughts, an integrated system that couples meteorological forecast and hydrological modeling, is a valuable tool that can help reducing losses and damages.
Spatially distributed physically based hydrological models, with their ability to estimate energy and water fluxes, are invaluable tools for water resources management for agricultural water use and flood forecasting.
In this seminar, real time systems based on the coupling of the distributed hydrological model FEST-EWB and deterministic and probabilistic meteorological models, are presented. This work is partially supported by the SIM project (Smart irrigation from soil moisture forecast using satellite and hydro-meteorological modelling) funded by ERA-NET Waterworks 2014 cofunded call in the frame of the "Water challenges for a changing world” Joint Programming Initiative - WATER JPI

About The Speaker

giovanni ravazzaniGiovanni Ravazzani is assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He received his Ph.D. in Hydraulic Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 2004. He is author and co-author of over 45 publications in international journals. His research interests include Spatially Distributed Hydrological Modelling, Real Time Flood Forecasting Systems, Water Resources Management.

He is currently work in the INNOMED project “Innovative options for water resources management in the Mediterranean”, and the PRIN15 project “Reconciling precipitation with runoff”.



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Additional Info

  • Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Dr Giovanni Ravazzani
  • Co-organisers: Assistant Professor, Depart Civil & Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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