My invited presentation at Uppsala University (January 30, 2018) can be downloaded at the link below. Thank you for your interest.
Best,
Alberto

Indications for applying to the Erasmus+ call

Exchanges coordinated by me:
D DARMSTA01 - Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, 2 positions with 12-month duration

My presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017 titled "Recent breakthroughs and themes in hydrology, from climate to the water-food-energy nexus" is available for download at the link below. It is essentially a synthesis of my editorial experience in Water Resources Research.

My presentation at the meeting of the Life-Iris project "Improve resilience of the industrial sector" (Bomporto, November 21, 2017) titled "Climate change: extreme rainfall, flood risk and adaptation strategies" (in Italian) can be downloaded at the link below.

Web site providing information, tutorials and videos for the master degree course on Mountain Rivers Training. The web page is in Italian.

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Why Opinions and why in English?

In 2016 I will get 50. I am starting to feel that it is time to let others know my thoughts on what I believe are relevant issues (not necessarily important). For this reason, I decided to include a section in my web site where I would like to collect my opinions. This page shows (not necessarily) short articles delivering my views on academic issues, research challenges, my experiences as journal editor, department chair and evaluator of scientific impact. My opinions will not be confined to my professional activity. It may happen that I write on sporting activities, my climbing trips and my runs, my skiing days or whatever. I would like to be informal, I hope readers may forgive me if sometimes my pieces will be a bit naive. It may happen that I write after drinking a (lot of) glass(es) of good Italian wine.

I decided to write my opinions in English. In the Italian version of my web site I will translate this introduction, but not the text of the opinions. There are several reasons for this choice. First, my will is to mainly write on research and academic life and I feel that English is the most appropriate language in this context. Furthermore, learning English is still a remarkable effort for me. Therefore, writing in English is a kind of personal challenge that I wanted to take. Finally, I am essentially a shy person and therefore it is easier for me to write my personal opinions in a non-native language.

I hope you may enjoy the readings below!
Cheers,
Alberto

Towards a new form of academic learning

We know well that the world is rapidly changing. What is really amazing is the pace of change of society and human attitudes.

Water bombs

In Italy, we are being hit by water bombs. I think I need to explain what this term means.

Bibliometrics: Columbus' egg?

About 10 years ago the use of bibliometrics to evaluate scientific publishing and academic merits became more and more popular, for the increasing need to objectively evaluate research achievements