Drought detection and control for highly regulated water systems, Design and application of basin-specific multisource drought indexes via EURAXESS

Politecnico di Milano

Milan, , IT

Extreme weather events such as droughts may evolve into climate emergencies when not timely predicted and managed. Droughts are a complex phenomena originating from the interplay of several hydro-meteorological phenomena with different spatiotemporal dynamics, levels of observability, and relevance towards the event severity. Compacting such information into an informative tool is a complex task. The research aims at developing a fully generalizable decision-analytic platform for detection and prediction of upcoming water risk associated to extreme weather events via automatic and basin-specific drought index design. The operational value of the index will be tested in a control scheme for real time drought operations.

Eligibility criteria

Relevance of qualifications with the research programme object of selection

Consistency of the candidate’s overall profile with respect to the content of the research programme for selection

Close relevance of publications submitted with the research programme object of selection

Interview aimed at ascertaining the candidate’s aptitude for the research object of the selection

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