Talks & Lectures
14 Sep 2017
ABS Building Room 301

A Physically-Based Approach to the Computation of People's Vulnerability to Floods

CEOE Seminar Series

The CEOE Seminar Series continues onsite on Thursday, September 14 with A Physically-Based Approach to the Computation of People's Vulnerability to Floods with Marco Pilotti, University of Brescia.

Hydraulic risk maps provide the baseline for land use and emergency planning. Accordingly, they should convey to the stakeholders clear information on the potential physical implications of the different hazards. This is possible only if all the steps behind their construction is based on rational approaches

Marco Pilotti is Professor of Hydraulics at the Università Degli Studi Brescia Italy, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Land, Environment and Mathematics. During his career he initially investigated in the field of sediment transport (Ph.D. thesis on Shields' criterion for low Re) and modeling of flow within porous media at the microscale. Over the last eight years, he has focused his research on the field of physical limnology and on the field of dam safety and of shallow water equations, with particular attention to the numerical problems of flood propagation in steep mountain rivers.

For more information and opportunities to talk with the speaker, please contact Dr. Alan Blumberg at [email protected] or Dr. Firas Saleh at [email protected]

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