Novel concepts for the mitigation of flood and drought risk – Science progress and engineering practice

Aula Grande – Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, Bologna, 11 settembre 2023, 10:00 – 17:00

A better understanding of environmental, natural and anthropogenic risks, their interrelation with the effect of climate change effects, the development of up-to-date research methodology and the knowledge transfer to disaster risk managers is timely and necessary.
The workshop is framed within the research activities of the extended partnership “RETURN – Multi-Risk Science for Resilient Communities Under a Changing Climate”, financed by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The aim is to bring together international hydrologists to discuss how novel scientific findings and methods can assist decision making of environmental engineers in water resources management, land management and hazard planning, addressing the challenges of the modern society.

Topics may include floods and droughts under environmental change and linkages to societal processes system. The expected workshop output is the publication of a community commentary on a scientific journal. The workshop will be organised as a combination of few invited talks and several pop-up presentations with discussions. Interested participants are kindly invited to send an expression of interest to Serena Ceola ( by July 20, 2023, by specifying whether they are willing to deliver an extended or pop-up presentation. Additional details regarding workshop website, logistic and scientific publication will be communicated to the attendants.