New data opportunities for studying floods and droughts

“What global geospatial datasets are in fact available for the study of floods, droughts and their interplay with societies?” My supervisor Giuliano Di Baldassarre asked this question during one of our first meetings. We were brainstorming hypotheses and scientific inquiries for my PhD position, focusing on hydrological extremes and GIS analysis on large scales. WeContinue reading “New data opportunities for studying floods and droughts”

AGU 2019 Fall Meeting

The year 2019 marked the Centennial of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and in December a delegation of our team – Elena, Giuliano and Maurizio – joined its yearly Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Besides attending numerous sessions and poster presentations, we had the chance to present ours and our colleagues’ research, which spanned from sociohydrological modelling to remote sensing. Continue reading “AGU 2019 Fall Meeting”

Drought in the Anthropocene – 2019 Workshop

Last week, together with Claudia Teutschbein, Elena Ridolfi and Sara Lindersson, I attended the annual IAHS Panta Rhei Drought in the Anthropocene 2019 Workshop organised by Margaret Garcia and colleagues from the Arizona State University. The focus of the workshop was on the cascading effects of drought and anthropogenic factors. Moreover, the workshop aimed at strengthening andContinue reading “Drought in the Anthropocene – 2019 Workshop”