This pathway is fully taught in english (some courses are also offered in Italian).
Water is a key element for life but it also represents a threat when it comes in the form of floods, sea storms, tsunamis, landslides or debris flows. Water Engineering deals with the design of all those infrastructures required for a sustainable exploitation of water as a resource and for protection against extreme dangerous events. It is therefore a discipline of fundamental importance to face the problems created by climate change and to implement the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN.
In order to face these enormous challenges, this pathway trains professionals who, while maintaining their identity of Civil Engineers, will become highly specialized in:
- Designing industrial hydraulic plants, structures and infrastructures for the mitigation of hydraulic risk, water intake and supply systems, hydropower plants, channel and pipe systems for urban water management.
- Managing water resources, sediments in fluvial and coastal areas, complex systems made of interconnected networks (water distribution and drainage networks), through the use and the development of advanced modelling techniques and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Planning of sustainable engineering interventions to enhance adaptation and resilience against the effects of climate change, always considering and in respect of the complex dynamics underpinning life in aquatic ecosystems
By means of modern higher-education teaching techniques, students will be stimulated to develop lateral and critical thinking to tackle problems pertaining to an ever changing world where water resources play a key role in dictating social and economic growth.