• Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Gemini Room C4 Pav.

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 (Interregional Authority for the River 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
Giancarlo Villa & Giuseppe Campi (ART Studio, Parma)

12.00-12.30: Design criteria for filters
Nicola Moraci (University of Reggio Calabria) & Maria Clorinda Mandaglio (University of   Salerno)

12.30-13.00: Mechanical and retention characteristics of river embankment soils
Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno)

Session 2

Chairman: Nicola Moraci (University of Reggio Calabria)

14.00-14.30: New challenges for dike management under climate change
Francesco Baruffi (General Secretary of the Eastern Alps Basin Authority)

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

15.00-15.30: Innovative monitoring experiences on river Adige embankments
Fabio De Polo (Province of Bolzano)

15.30-15.50: Permanent defense of river embankments subject to overtopping and stability problems with the use of geosynthetics
Luis Eduardo Russo (Huesker, Trieste)

15.50-16.10: Integrated systems for raising and waterproofing river embankments by preassembled synthetic materials
Rinaldo Uccellini (Officine Maccaferri Italia Srl)

16.00-16.45: Discussion Forum on national regulations and design guidelines

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

Conference held in italian language