• Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Gemini Room

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Italian Geotechnical Association – Associazione Geotecnica Italiana (AGI)

In the last decades, specific focus on safety of river embankments and related investments on fluvial defense interventions have been relatively limited and virtually no national regulations nor technical guidelines have been released with the aim of achieving a suitable performance level. However, the ever changing climate conditions, the constant urbanization process and the concentration of population and productive activities in risk-prone areas have produced in the recent years an increasing rate of flooding phenomena and related damages.

The workshop aims at focusing the main geotechnical aspects closely connected to the various potential collapse mechanisms of river embankments and to the related stability issues and at providing a suitable discussion forum on current criticalities for the maintenance and management of existing dikes and on intervention priorities for mitigating the associated hydraulic risk.



10.00-10.20: Introduction

Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA, Milano
Nicola Moraci, AGI President

Session 1

Chairman: Guido Gottardi, University of Bologna

10.20-11.00: On intervention priorities for the maintenance of major Po river embankments
AIPo, Autorità Interregionale per il fiume Po

11.00-11.30: Innovative geotechnical aspects for stability issues of river embankments
Guido Gottardi, University of Bologna

11.30-12.00: Design of structural and functional interventions on river Secchia embankments
Engineering Design Company (tbc)

12.00-12.30: Design criteria for filters
Nicola Moraci, University of Reggio Calabria

12.30-13.00: Other presentations
To be defined

Sessione 2

Chairman: Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University - Reggio Calabria

14.00-14.30: New challenges for dike management under climate change
Francesco Baruffi, Secretary General of Autorità di Bacino delle Alpi Orientali

14.30-15.00: Strategies and tools for the advanced monitoring of river dikes
Paolo Simonini, University of Padova

15.00-16.00: Other presentations
To be defined

16.00-16.45: Discussion Forum on national regulations and design guidelines
Other contributions to be defined

16.45-17.00: Summary and Closure
Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA, Milano

Conference held in italian language