Special Session 3

Special Session: Impact of climate change on hydrological extremes

Prof. Eng. Salvatore Manfreda & Prof. Eng. Luigi Cimorelli - University of Naples Federico II (IT)

In the recent years, there is the clear perception that the number of record-breaking hydrological extremes is increasing in frequency and magnitude. Several concurring factors, such as land use transformation, urbanization and climate change, are contributing to accelerate the impact of such phenomena. In the meantime, the society is facing the challenge to cope with a changing environment, a changing climate, and define new strategies to manage and predict such extreme events.

The present session will promote a discussion on the impact of climate and other factors on hydrological extremes in order identify priorities and major challenges for stakeholders, scientists, and citizens. We aim to increase the understanding of the governing processes of hydrological extremes finding robust ways of modelling and forecasting hydrological processes, assessing the influence of global change on hydro-climatic extremes, and study the socio-economic and environmental impacts.

We welcome submissions that present insightful research on hydrological extremes (river and pluvial flooding, droughts, and landslides) including case studies, large-sample studies, statistical analysis, and analysis of non-stationarity extremes under the effects of climate-, land cover-, and other anthropogenic changes.

Salvatore Manfreda Short Curriculum Vitae

Salvatore Manfreda is Full Professor of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Constructions at the University of Naples Federico II. He started his carrier as research associate at the Princeton University in the period 2004-2005. He became researcher and then assistant professor at University of Basilicata in the period 2006-2019. During this last period, he has been appointed as visiting professor at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies al Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) from 2008 up to 2010. His research activities focus on distributed hydrological modeling, flood risk assessment, stochastic processes in hydrology and UAS-based monitoring. He is currently the Chair of the COST Action HARMONIOUS - "Harmonization of UAS techniques for agricultural and natural ecosystems monitoring".

Luigi Cimorelli Short Curriculum Vitae

Luigi Cimorelli is Associate Professor of hydrology, hydraulic and maritime infrastructures at the University of Naples Federico II. He started his career as researcher in 2013. During the same period he was invited at the Texas A&M as visiting researcher. His research interests include optimization of hydraulic infrastructures, open channel flow modelling, simplified hydrologic flood routing, time series modelling and, recently, he is focusing on machine learning applications to hydrology and hydraulic engineering. He is the author of over 50 scientific paper 40 of which indexed by Scopus and Web of Science.