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This is Giovanni Ravazzani’s website.

I am an assistant professor within the Politecnico di Milano, in Italy, working in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

My main research topics are centered around hydrological modelling, and more precisely:

  • Flood forecasting
  • Irrigation management
  • Climate change
  • Groundwater modelling
  • River-groundwater interaction
  • Flood risk
  • Sediment transport

Recent Posts

Hydrological modelling for real time application - A seminar was held at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia. Download the slides here
Infiltration modelling and irrigation management - A new paper has been published in Water and is now online. Title:Impact of infiltration process modeling on soil water content simulations for irrigation management Abstract: The uncertainty in a hydrological model, due to its structure or implemented input parameters,... (READ MORE)
The ‘shift-target’ approach - A new paper has been published in Geosciences and is now online. Title:From deterministic to probabilistic forecasts: The ‘shift-target’ approach in the Milan urban area (Northern Italy) Abstract: The number of natural catastrophes that affect people worldwide is increasing; among... (READ MORE)
Soil hydraulic variability in space and time - A new paper has been published in Agricultural Water Management and is now online. Title:Influence of soil hydraulic variability on soil moisture simulations and irrigation scheduling in a maize field Abstract: Hydrological models play a crucial role for their ability... (READ MORE)
Urban inundation in laboratory model - A new paper has been published in Geosciences and is now online. Title:Simulating the Influence of Buildings on Flood Inundation in Urban Areas Abstract: Two-dimensional hydraulic modeling is fundamental to simulate flood events in urban area. Key factors to reach... (READ MORE)
Measurements and Observations in the XXI century (MOXXI) - A new paper has been published in Hydrological Sciences Journal and is now online. Title: Measurements and Observations in the XXI century (MOXXI): innovation and multi-disciplinarity to sense the hydrological cycle Abstract: To promote the advancement of novel observation techniques... (READ MORE)
Crop coefficient from satellites - A new paper has been published in Sensors and is now online. Title: Assessing Crop Coefficients for Natural Vegetated Areas Using Satellite Data and Eddy Covariance Stations Abstract: The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) method for potential evapotranspiration assessment is... (READ MORE)
New technologies for smart farming - A new paper has been published in Hydrology Research and is now online. Title: From (cyber)space to ground: new technologies for smart farming Abstract: Increased water demand and climate change impacts have recently enhanced the need to improve water resources... (READ MORE)
Flood forecast of the 12 October 2007 event in Valencia, Spain - A new paper has been published in Journal of Hydrometeorology and is now online. Title: A Comparison of Ensemble Strategies for Flash Flood Forecasting: The 12 October 2007 Case Study in Valencia, Spain Abstract: On 12 October 2007, several flash... (READ MORE)
Dul-Probe Heat-Pulse device - A new paper has been published in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture and is now online. Title: Open hardware portable dual-probe heat-pulse sensor for measuring soil thermal properties and water content Abstract: A portable probe based on open hardware architecture... (READ MORE)