Giuseppe Rossi

Via S. Marta 3 – Room “Dottorato internazionale”

50139 Firenze

Tel: +39 055 4796 306


Short Curriculum

Current position

Postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) of the University of Firenze.

January 2008 – May 2011 – International PhD on “Mitigation of Risk due to Natural Hazards on Structures and Infrastructures” joint between the University of Firenze (Italy) and T.U. Braunschweig (Germany), where he defended the PhD thesis titled: “Drought Risk for water supply systems based on low-flow regionalisation”. During the PhD he spent six months at the Leichtweiß Institut für wasserbau at the T.U. Braunschweig (Germany) and four months as a visiting researcher at the Departamento de Hidráulica y Energética, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid (Spain).

April 2007 – Master of Science in Hydraulic Civil Engineering at the University of Firenze.

Research interests

  • River low flow estimation and evaluation using low flow indices and peak flow evaluation in ungauged sites through regional analysis.
  • River flow interpolation methods.
  • Drought mitigation measures and reservoirs management.
  • Water resources management in developing countries.

Sample Publications

  • Rossi G., Caporali E., Garrote L. (2012) Definition of risk indicators for reservoirs management optimization. Water Resources Management. 26 (4): 981-996. DOI:10.1007/s11269-011-9842-x. Published on line: 16 June 2011.
  • Chiarello V., Caporali E., Rossi G. (2012). Metodi geostatistici per l’analisi regionale di eventi idrologici estremi in Toscana. In: XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche. Brescia, 10-15 Settembre, 2012.
  • Gelli S., Cipriani S., Bizzarri A., Rossi G., Caporali E. (2012). Analisi della pericolosità da frana a seguito dell’evento alluvionale del 25 ottobre 2011 sul bacino idrografico del T. Teglia (MS). In: XXXIII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche. Brescia, 10-15 Settembre, 2012.
  • Rossi G., Caporali E. (2011) Regional analysis for rivers low flow statistics estimation. In: 58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), Dublin, Ireland, 21- 26 August 2011, CD.
  • Rossi G., Caporali E., Garrote L. (2011) Mitigation of drought effects on water supply systems. In: EWRA International Symposium – Water Engineering and Management in a Changing Environment, Catania, Italy, June 29 – July 2, CD.
  • Rossi G., Caporali E. (2010). Regional analysis of low flow in Tuscany (Italy). In: Global Change: Facing Risks and Threats to Water Resources. Friend 2010, Sixth World FRIEND – Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data, Conference, 25 – 29 October, Fez Morocco. Edited by E. Servat, S. Demuth, A. Dezetter, T. Daniell, IAHS Publication 340, 135:141, ISSN 0144-7815, ISBN 978-1-907161-13-1.
  • Rossi G., Caporali E. (2010). Low flow estimation in ungauged sites in Tuscany (Italy) using a regionalization by L-moments. Analyses and images of hydrological extremes in Mediterranean environments, Proceedings of the AMHY-FRIEND International Workshop on Hydrological Extremes, University of Calabria, Cosenza (Italy), July 10-12, 2008. Edited by E. Ferrari & P. Versace 83:91. EdiBios. ISBN 978-88-97181-00-2.
  • Rossi G., Caporali E., Garrote L., Federici V. (2010). Water supply systems failure and reservoir volumes interaction for the definition of drought risk. In: XXXII Convegno di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche. Palermo, 14-17 Settembre, 2010, CD. Walter Farina Editore. ISBN: 978-88-903895-2-8.