Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


World Day to combact desertification and drought

Maria Cristina Rulli, professor in Hydraulic Structures, Maritime Engineering and Hydrology at Politecnico di Milano, is an expert on the food – water nexus. On the occasion of the World Day to combat desertification and drought, she explains the best mitigation solutions for this phenomenon and the research carried out at DICA on this topic.

Seismic Hazard: the earthquake in Emilia and its conseguences

Chiara Smerzini, professor of Structural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, talks about the topic of Seismic Hazard referring, in particular, to the seismic sequences that, with the main shocks of 20 and 29 may 2012 respectively of magnitude 6.1 and 6, has severely affected the central area of Po Plain, producing serious consequences both for population and for civil structures and economy.

Here you can watch an illustrative video regarding a 3Dphysics-based numerical simulation of the May 29 2012 Po Plain earthquake.

Earth Observation in the daily life

Daniela Carrion, researcher of Geodesy and Geomatics at Politecnico di Milano, discusses the topic of Earth Observation and its applications, also in citizens’ daily life.

In addition, for those interested in the topic covered in the video, we remind you that on April 13, the seminar organized by the Scientific Committee of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be held on Webex.

Epidemiological Monitoring and SARS-COV-2

Francesca Malpei, professor of Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, explains what is the WasteWater – Based Epidemiology connected to SARS-COV-2 and how it can monitor the current pandemic trend.

Covid-19 and Environment

Professor Mario Grosso of Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano addresses the current issue of the relationship between Covid-19 and the Environment.

Hydrogeological emergency in Italy

Francesco Ballio, professor of Hydraulics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, discusses the recent flooding events of the weekend of Oct. 3rd and 4th 2020.