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Alessio Domeneghetti

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/02 Hydraulic Structures, Maritime Engineering and Hydrology

Curriculum vitae

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor and Master degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Bologna (99/100) in 2006 (master thesis titled "Innovative methodologies for the flood hazard mapping in lowland areas”). PhD in Hydraulic and Structural Engineering at the University of Bologna, School of Engineering. Final dissertation “Numerical-Hydraulic Modelling for Flood-Risk Assessment and for the Definition of Flood-Risk Mitigation Strategies", scientific advisor Prof. Armando Brath. Research activity evaluated with excellent judgment on the 1th of June, 2012. From 2012 to December 2014 he was Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department DICAM, University of Bologna, where is now enrolled as Researcher.

 

Post-University Education:

Guest scientist at the Section 5.4 Hydrology at German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) in the period from 7/01/2011 to 26/05/2011. Research activities performed with the scientific supervision of Prof. Bruno Merz and Dr. Sergiy Vorogushyn. The activity focused on the implementation of a coupled flood hazard model (1D river flow – dike breach – 2D inundation) and bivariate statistical analysis based on copulas for the investigation of the role of uncertainty in upstream and downstream boundary conditions.

 

Attended courses:

o    Advanced techniques for flood hazard assessment in a changing environment Floodfreq Short Course, Limassol, Cyprus, 8-12 October, 2012;

o    New Data Sources to Support Flood Modelling, Short Course, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft-The Netherlands, 20-24 September, 2010;

o    Flood numerical model 2D-IRIC System, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft-The Netherlands,17-19 March, 2010;

o    GIS Terrain Analysis for Hydro-Geomorphic applications, Polytechnic Institute of New York, USA PACE University, New York, 27-31 Luglio, 2009.

 Research activities and editorial duties

Research interests: as an environmental engineering with a strong background in hydrology and hydraulics Alessio Domeneghetti's research activities mainly focus on the field of flood hazard and flood risk assessment, mitigation and mapping. In this field he developed and applied hydrological and hydraulic models of different structure and complexity for the identification and evaluation of flood mitigation measures, taking into account the mutual relationship between flood risk and society. These studies started during the PhD with the aim to investigate the role of different sources of uncertainties on flood hazard analysis, even considering the risk of dike breaches that has been estimated by means of fragility curves (this activity was carried out also in collaboration with the German Research Centre for Geosciences). Recently, Alessio Domeneghetti dedicated his attention to the application of remote sensing techniques and remotely-sensed data for hydrological and hydraulic applications, showing benefits, limits and uncertainties related to the use of water elevation measurements sensed from different satellites (e.g. ERS and ENVISAT). Furthermore, being involved in consulting activities commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure he is investigating the possible effects of climate changes on flood frequency analysis in different topographic and climate contexts.

Reviewer for several international leading journals in the fields of hydrology, flood risk and remote sensing: Hydrological Processes, Journal of Hydrology-Regional Studies, HESS, N-HESS, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Environmental Modelling & Software, Remote Sensing, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Water, Journal of Food Risk Management, Applied Geography, Applied Geomatics.

Participation at the SMART-Watertech project financed by the Italian Ministry of the Education and Research (3-years project; scientific coordinator: Prof. A. Brath, DICAM Department). The goal of the project is the development of technological tools and innovative routines (algorithms, models, decision support systems, web-applications) to improve the efficiency and potentials of water management system.

Research activities in the framework of the research agreement between DICAM Department and the Ministry of Infrastructure for the evaluation of the hydrologic safety of big dams in the light of climate changes.

Participation at the “Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow - TRUST” European project. The research activity was performed on the evaluation of the critical effects of climate evolution on different reference cities across Europe.

Research agreement between DICAM Department and the Regional Civil Protection Agency of the Emilia-Romagna (scientific coordinator: Prof. Armando Brath). The research activity focuses on the implementation of numerical procedures for the evaluation of flood risk and to investigate the climate variability concerning short and extremely intense rainfall events.

 

AWARDS

Associate Editor Award 2015 - Journal of Hydrology

Lions Club Bologna Awards 2013 for the commitment expressed during the PhD in the field of Scientific and Technological Innovation.

In 2011 he won the Young Scientist's Travel Award (YSTA) for participating at the European Geosciences Union (EGU), General Assembly, April 2011, Vienna.

Univ. Bologna competitive research fellowship “Marco Polo” for conducting scientific research abroad, funded in 2011.

 

PUBBLICAZIONI

Riviste Peer-reviewed Nazionali ed Internazionali :

[a1] Ceola, S., Montanari, A., Krueger, T., Dyer, F., Kreibich, H., Westerberg, I., Carr, G., Cudennec, C., Elshorbagy, A., Savenije, H., van der Zaag, P., Rosbjerg, D., Aksoy, H., Viola, F., Petrucci, G., MacLeod, K., Croke, B., Ganora, D., Hermans, L., Polo, M.J., Xu, Z., Borga, M., Helmschrot, J., Toth, E., Ranzi, R., Castellarin, A., Hurford, A., Brilly, M., Viglione, A., Blöschl, G., Sivapalan, M.,Domeneghetti, A., Marinelli A., Di Baldassarre, G. (2016) Adaptation of water resources statement to changing society and environment - A statement by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 61 , Iss. 16, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1230674.

[a2] Domeneghetti, A. (2016) On the use of SRTM and altimetry data for flood modeling in data-sparse regions, Water Resour. Res., 52, 2901–2918, doi:10.1002/2015WR017967. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015WR017967/full )

[a3] Schumann G.J., Domeneghetti, A. (2016) Exploiting the proliferation of current and future satellite observations of rivers. Hydrol. Process. (Invited Commentary), 30: 2891–2896, 2016; doi: 10.1002/hyp.10825.

[a4] Persiano, S., Castellari, A., Salinas, J.L., Domeneghetti, A., Brath, A. (2016) Climate, orography and scale controls on flood frequency in Triveneto (Italy). Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 373, 95–100, 2016, proc-iahs.net/373/95/2016/, doi:10.5194/piahs-373-95-2016.

[a5] Carisi, F., Domeneghetti, A., Castellarin, A. (2016) Effects of anthropogenic land-subsidence on inundation dynamics: the case study of Ravenna, Italy. Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 373, 161–166, proc-iahs.net/373/161/2016/, doi:10.5194/piahs-373-161-2016.

[a6] Domeneghetti, A., Carisi, F., Castellarin, A., Brath, A. (2015) Evolution of flood risk over large areas: quantitative assessment for the Po River. Journal of Hydrology 527 (2015) 809–823, 2015; doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.05.043

[a7] Domeneghetti, A., Castellarin, A., Tarpanelli, A., Moramarco, T. (2015) Investigating the uncertainty of satellite altimetry products for hydrodynamic modelling. Hydrological Processes, 29 (23), pp. 4908–4918, 2015, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10507

[a8] Domeneghetti, A., Gandolfi, S., Castellarin, A., Brandimarte, L., Di Baldassarre, G., Barbarella, M., Brath, A. (2015) Flood risk mitigation in developing countries: deriving accurate topographic data for remote areas under severe time and economic constraints. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 8, pp. 301-3014, 2015, doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12095.

[a9] Carisi, F., Domeneghetti, A., and Castellarin, A. (2015). Simplified graphical tools for assessing flood-risk change over large flood-prone areas, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), 370, 209-215, doi:10.5194/piahs-370-209-2015.

[a10] Domeneghetti, A., Tarpanelli, A., Brocca, L., Barbetta, S., Moramarco, T., Castellarin, A., Brath, A. (2014) The use of remote sensing-derived water surface data for hydraulic model calibration. Remote Sensing of Environment, 149, pp. 130-141, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.04.007.

[a11] Domeneghetti, A., (2014) Effects of minor drainage networks on flood hazard evaluation, Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water-Society Interactions, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), Bologna, Italy, June 2014; IAHS Publ. 364, 2014, pp. pp. 192-197, ISSN:0144-7815, ISBN:978-1-907161-42-1

[a12]. Domeneghetti, A., Vorogushyn, S., Castellarin, A., Merz, B., Brath, A. (2013) Probabilistic flood-hazard mapping: effects of uncertain boundary conditions. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 3127–3140; www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/17/3127/2013/; doi:10.5194/hess-17-3127-2013.

[a13]. Brath, A., Domeneghetti, A. (2013) Metodi di redazione delle mappe di pericolosità e di rischio di alluvioni. L’Acqua, 5-6, pp. 85-102, ISSN 1125-1255.

[a14]. Gandolfi, S., Castellarin, A., Barbarella, M., Brath, A., Domeneghetti, A., Brandimarte, L., Di Baldassarre, G., (2013) Rio Soliette (Haiti, Dominican Rep.): an international initiative for flood-hazard assessment and mitigation. Atti dell’International Workshop "The Role of Geomatics in Hydrogeological Risk", Padova, 27-28 Febbraio 2013. http://www.cirgeo.unipd.it/geomatics4risk/programA4_final.pdf

[a15]. Domeneghetti, A., Castellarin, A., Brath, A. (2012) Assessing rating-curve uncertainty and its effects on hydraulic model calibration. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1191-1202; www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/16/1191/2012/; doi:10.5194/hess-16-1191-2012

[a16]. Castellarin, A., Domeneghetti, A., Brath, A. (2011) Identifying robust large-scale flood risk mitigation strategies: a quasi-2d hydraulic model as a tool for the Po River. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 36, Issues 7-8, pp. 299-308.

[a17]. Brath, A., Castellarin, A., Di Baldassarre, G., Domeneghetti, A. (2010) Linee strategiche di intervento per la mitigazione del rischio alluvionale lungo il corso medio-inferiore del Fiume Po. L’Acqua, 2, pp. 9-24, ISSN 1125-1255.

[a18]. Brath, A., Castellarin, A., Di Baldassarre, G., Domeneghetti, A. (2010) Nuovi indirizzi per la difesa dal rischio idraulico lungo l’asta fluviale del Fiume Po. Biologia Ambientale, 24 (1):1-18.

 

Atti e memorie di Convegno Nazionali ed Internazionali

[m1].        Carisi, F., Domeneghetti, A., Castellarin, A., (2015) Simplified graphical tools for assessing flood-risk change over large flood-prone areas. Proceedings of IAHS Symposia & Workshop2015, June 22-July 2, Prague (accepted for the publication on IAHS-Red book Series, Special Issue: Changes in Flood Risk and Perception in Catchments and Cities).

[m2].        Carisi, F., Domeneghetti, A., Castellarin, A., (2015) Assessing the historical residual flood-risk evolution over large floodable areas: dependence of the results on the 2d hydrodynamic numerical model. E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress, 28 June – 3 July, 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands (accepted for publication).

[m3].        Domeneghetti, A. , Castellarin, A., Brath, A., (2014) Hydraulic model calibration using remote-sensing data: the usefulness of ERS-2 and ENVISAT water surface levels. Proceedings of  XII IAEG Congress, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory (Vol. 3), Lollino, G., Arattano, M., Rinaldi, M., Giustolisi, O., Marechal, J.C., Grant, G.E. (Eds.), pp. 603-606,  Torino, Italy, September 2014 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_120; ISBN 978-3-319-09054-2). (oral presentation)

[m4].        Domeneghetti, A. , (2014) Effects of minor drainage networks on flood hazard evaluation, Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water-Society Interactions, Proceedings of ICWRS2014, Bologna, Italy, June 2014; IAHS Publ. 364, 2014, pp. pp. 192-197, ISSN:0144-7815, ISBN:978-1-907161-42-1

[m5].        Brath, A., Domeneghetti, A., Carisi, F., Castellarin, A., (2014) Percezione e realtà dell'evoluzione del rischio alluvionale. Il caso del bacino del fiume Po, , in Tecniche per la Difesa dall'Inquinamento, 35° Corso di Aggiornamento (ed. G. Frega), Guardia Piemontese Terme (CS),  18-21 giugno 2014, EdiBios (CS), ISBN 978-88-97181-32-3, ISSN 2282-5517, pp. 551-573 (in Italian).

[m6].        Domeneghetti, A ., Gandolfi, S., Castellarin, A., Brandimarte, L., Di Baldassarre, G., Barbarella, M., Brath, A, (2013) Flood-risk mitigation in the Soliette river basin: an international cooperation initiative (Haiti, Dominican Rep., Italy). In Dansero E., De Filippi F., Fantini E., Marocco I. (a cura di), Imagining Cultures of Cooperation - Proceedings of the III CUCS Congress, Turin 19-21 September 2013, JUNCO -  Journal of Universities and international development Cooperation, n. 1, http://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/junco/ ISBN 978-88-96894-16-3, pp..155-163. (oral presentation) .

[m7].        Brath, A., Domenegheti, A., (2013) Prospettive di gestione del rischio di inondazione alla luce della direttiva europea 2007/60, in Tecniche per la Difesa dall'Inquinamento, XXXIV Corso, Guardia Piemontese Terme (CS),  19-22 June 2013, EdiBios (CS), ISBN 978-88-97181-24-8, ISSN 2282-5517, pp. 161-186 (in Italian).

[m8].        Gandolfi, S., Castellarin, A., Barbarella, M., Brath, A., Domeneghetti A., Brandimarte, L., Di  Baldassarre, G., (2013) Rio Soliette (Haiti, Dominican Rep.): an international initiative for flood-hazard assessment and mitigation.   Proceedings of The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-5/W3, 2013, The Role of Geomatics in Hydrogeological Risk, 27 – 28 February 2013, Padua, Italy, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W3-159-2013. International Workshop "The Role of Geomatics in Hydrogeological Risk", Padua, 27-28 February 2013.  http://www.cirgeo.unipd.it/geomatics4risk/programA4_final.pdf

[m9].        Castellarin, A., Domeneghetti, A., Brath A., Colombo, A., Puma, F., Tabellini, P. (2012) Strategie di intervento per la gestione del rischio alluvionale residuale lungo l'asta principale del Fiume Po.  Proceedings of  the workshop “Il Bacino del Po”, Rome (Italy), 22 March 2012, Accademia dei Lincei (in Italian) http://www.lincei.it/files/convegni/935_Convegno_Bacino_del_Po_22_marzo_2012_Riassunti.pdf.

[m10].     Domeneghetti, A., Vorogushyn, S., Castellarin, A., Merz, B., Brath, A., (2012) Sulla sicurezza idraulica del sistema di tenuta arginale del Fiume Po, in Tecniche per la Difesa dall'Inquinamento, XXXIII Corso, Guardia Piemontese Terme (CS), 20-23 June 2012, EdiBios (Cs), ISBN 978-88-97181-16-3, pp. 779-790 (in Italian) .

[m11].     Castellarin, A., Domeneghetti, A., Brath, A.  (2012) Strategie di intervento per la gestione del rischio alluvionale residuale lungo l'asta principale del Fiume Po. Proceedings of the  XXXIII Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Brescia, 10-15 September 2012, (pp. 1a-1286-1 - 1a-1286-11), ISBN: 978-88-97181-18-7. COSENZA: EdiBios (in Italian) .

[m12].     Domeneghetti, A. , Vorogushyn, S., Castellarin, A., Merz, B., Brath, A. (2012) Effetti dell'incertezza delle condizioni al contorno sulla mappatura della pericolosità idraulica. Proceedings of the  XXXIII Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Brescia, 10-15 September 2012 (pp. 1a-1276-1 - 1a-1276-11), ISBN: 978-88-97181-18-7. Cosenza, EdiBios (in Italian) .

[m13].     Brath, A., Domeneghetti, A., Castellarin, A., (2011) Identificazione di politiche ottimali di gestione del rischio residuale: un modello quasi-2D quale strumento per il corso medio-inferiore del Po, in Tecniche per la Difesa dall'Inquinamento, XXXII Corso, Guardia Piemontese Terme (CS), 15-18 June 2011, EdiBios (CS), ISBN 978-88-97181-05-7, pp. 329-350 (in Italian) .

[m14].     Domeneghetti, A. , Castellarin, A., Brath, A. (2010) Incertezza delle scale di deflusso ed effetti nella calibrazione dei modelli numerico idraulici. Proceedings of the XXXII Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Palermo, 14-17 September 2010, Walter Farina Editore, ISBN 978-88-903895-1-1 (in Italian) .

[m15].     Domeneghetti, A. , Castellarin, A., Brath, A., (2010) Effects of rating-curve uncertainty on the calibration of numerical hydraulic models. First IAHR European Congress, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Edinburgo, 4-6 May (oral presentation)


Altre pubblicazioni

[1]                Domeneghetti, A., (2012) Numerical-Hydraulic Modelling for Flood-Risk Assessment and for the Definition of Flood-Risk Mitigation Strategies. PhD Dissertation, Uniersity of Bologna, School of Engineering (scientific coordinator: Prof. Armando Brath).

[2]               Brath, A., Toth, E., Domeneghetti, A., (2011) Final Scientific Report: 'Processing and Hydrogeological Analysis of the Data of the November 2003 Flood Event in the Reno River Closed at Pracchia' (May 1, 2011). CMCC Research Paper No. 107. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1960495; http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1960495 .

[3]                Domeneghetti, A., (2006) Innovative methodologies for the flood hazard mapping in lowland areas, Master Thesis at the School of Environmental Engineering; advisor Prof. A. Montanari, co-advisor Prof. A. Castellarin and Prof. G. Di Baldassarre.