Contatti e Pubblicazioni

Contatti e Pubblicazioni

The Hydraulic Engineering group operates within the Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics  of Università degli Studi di Brescia, with a focus on teaching and research.  The research activities are mostly related to  environmental issues that characterize the area where our Department is located: in particular,  physical limnology, shallow water equations and hydraulic risk assessment and management. 

The Hydraulics group (ICAR01) was founded in 1995. Marco Pilotti leads the group along with Giulia Valerio (Ph.D. in the field of physical limnology) and Luca Milanesi (Ph.D. in the field of hydraulic hazard). Stella Volpini, Riccardo Bonomelli and Gabriele Farina are our PhD students and  Andrea Piccinelli  is our fundamental collaborator with regard to  IT support.


Marco Pilotti, Ph.D., Full Professor of Hydraulics -ICAR01-
office: DICATAM, via Branze 43, 25123 Brescia, Italy (Google Earth map and hystorical_map of  Brescia)
phone: +39 030 3711292
fax: +39 030 3711312
Skype: marco-pilotti
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Giulia Valerio, Ph.D., Associate Professor
phone: +39 030 3711292
Skype: sursumvale
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Luca Milanesi, Ph.D., Collaborator
Director of Consorzio di Irrigazioni Cremonesi
Skype: lmilanesi
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Stella Volpini, PhD. candidate
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Riccardo Bonomelli, PhD. candidate
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Gabriele Farina, PhD. candidate
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Selected publications in international Journals

Some other recent publications in International Conferences

  • Farina, G., Pilotti, M., Milanesi, L. (2022) A simple method for the enhancement of river bathymetry in LIDAR DEM, Proceedings 7th IAHR Europe Congress, September 7– 9, 2022, Athens, Greece
  • Pilotti, M., Farina, G., Bonomelli, R., Milanesi, L. (2022) Physically Based Vulnerability Functions for flood risk mapping in mountain area, Proceedings of the 39th IAHR World Congress, 19-24 June, 2022 Granada, Spain.
  • Volpini, S., Pilotti, M., Valerio, G. (2022) Modeling the hydrodynamics of a wetland subjected to strong urban and agricultural pressures (Torbiere del Sebino, Italy), Proceedings of the 39th IAHR World Congress, 19-24 June, 2022 Granada, Spain.
  • Farina, G., Bonomelli, R., Pilotti, M. (2022) Effects of Anthropic Changes on the Propagation of the Gleno Dam Break Wave in the Valle Camonica Floodplain, Proceedings of the 39th IAHR World Congress, 19-24 June, 2022 Granada, Spain.
  • Volpini, S., Pilotti, M., Valerio, G. (2021) Modeling the hydrodynamics of a wetland under strong anthropic pressures (Torbiere del Sebino, Italy), 35th Congress of The International Society of Limnology, SIL.
  • Pilotti, M., Milanesi, L. (2019). Flood vulnerability functions for people and vehicles in urban areas. XXIV International Conference Living and Walking in Cities, Brescia, 12-13 September 2019.
  • Milanesi, L., & Pilotti, M. (2018). Thresholds of People Stability to Floods from Web Based Observations. Proceedings of the 5th IAHR Europe Congress, Trento, 12-14 June 2018.
  • Valerio, G., Pilotti, M. (2018). Impact of the monitoring methodologies on the estimation of the riverine phosphorus load delivered to a lake. Proc. of the 5th IAHR Europe Congress — New Challenges in Hydraulic Research and Engineering, Trento, 12-14 June 2018.
  • Barone, L., Pilotti, M., Murgioni, M., Valerio, G., Chapra, S., Balistrocchi, M., Milanesi, (2019), Measuring and modelling the nutrients residual load from the combined sewer of the eastern shore of Lake Iseo, 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling, 23-26 September, Palermo – ITALY
  • Milanesi L., Pilotti M., Ranzi R., People and buildings vulnerability to floods in mountain areas, 13th Congress INTERPRAEVENT, 781-788, 2016.
  • Milanesi L., Pilotti M., Ranzi R., G. Valerio, Methodologies for hydraulic hazard mapping in alluvial fan areas, in: Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water–Society Interactions, Proceedings of ICWRS2014, Bologna, Italy, 4-6 June 2014, IAHS Publication n.364, Wallingford (UK), ISBN: 978-1-907161-42-1, 267-272, 2014.
  • Barontini, S.  Grottolo, M., Pilotti, M. (2013), Inferring the Hydraulic Properties of a Historical Soil: A Revisiting of Perrault’s ExperimentsProcedia Environmental Sciences, Vol. 19, 590–598, ISSN 1878-0296,  doi: 10.1016/j.proenv.2013.06.067.
  • Milanesi L., Pilotti M. and G. Valerio, The application of environmental flow regulations to small hydropower plants in alpine areas, Internation Workshop on Hydraulic Design of Low-head Structures, Aachen, Germany, 2013.
  • Milanesi L., Pilotti M., and Clerici A., The Application of the Erosion Potential Method to Alpine Areas: Methodological Improvements and Test Case, in G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Engineering Geology for Society and Territory – Volume 3, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09054-2_73, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014