Awards

Three awards to Politecnico on the occasion of the 6th European congress IAHR

26 February 2021

Three young researchers of DIATI - Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering attended the 6th IAHR Europe Congress, winning as many awards in the categories of best oral presentation proposals: the PhD student Melissa Latella, Research fellow Davide Vettori and Cosimo Peruzzi, PhD student and research fellow at Politecnico di Torino until last July.

The IAHR Europe Congress, the most important European congress on water issues, is now at its sixth edition, coordinated by the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), an independent world organization of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. This edition was held online with the aim of “Understanding and protecting water resources” and with the motto “No frame, no borders”.

With the study entitled “An integrated methodology for the riparian vegetation modelling”, Melissa Latella won the second place of the “IAHR Gerhard Jirka Award for Young Researchers”, established in memory of Prof. Gerhard Jirka to award the best presentation given by a Young Professional under 35 during the congress. An award that appreciates the quality, originality and relevance of the presentation and that comes in addition to the “PROM IGF Grant”.

Cosimo Peruzzi and Davide Vettori were the two winners of the “MDPI / Water Journal Best Oral Presentation Award”, awarded by the magazine Water Journal published by MDPI, on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources.

Their presentations were selected on the basis of their scientific quality as well as exhibition consistency and clarity, winning a cash prize and a certificate.

Cosimo Peruzzi obtained the award for his study on “Interaction Between Gravity Waves and Turbulent Currents over a Smooth-Bed”, while Davide Vettori for the study “Evaluating the performance of reconfiguration descriptors for submerged plants”.

The abstracts of the 3 cited works are available 

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