Todeschini Sara




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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura – Sezione Idraulica, Ambientale ed Energetica
Via Ferrata, 3 – 27100 Pavia
Capannone – Laboratorio di Idraulica urbana

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Corsi a.a. 2021-2022:

  • Acquedotti e fognature
  • Progetto di acquedotti e fognature
  • Tecnologie a basso impatto ambientale per le infrastrutture idrauliche

Corsi a.a. 2020-2021:

  • Acquedotti e fognature
  • Progetto di acquedotti e fognature

Curriculum vitae

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Tenured Assistant Professor (qualified for Associate Professor since 2018) of Hydraulic and Maritime Constructions and Hydrology (ICAR-02) at DICAr, University of Pavia. Degree in Environmental Engineering with grade of 110/110 summa cum laude at the University of Pavia and Italian engineering professional license in 2003. Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (curriculum Hydraulics) and Master of High Education (3 years scholarship) from the Advanced School of Integrated Education SAFI of the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia in 2008. Involved in several national and international research projects in the field of hydrology and urban hydraulic constructions. Selected as reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals and guest editor for the MDPI journal Sustainability. Co-author of a monograph on one of the richest national and international database on urban drainage and co-editor of a technical manual on stormwater control widely adopted in Italy.

ID (Web of Science):  M-7949-2015

ORCID:   0000-0002-5498-4370


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  • European Water Resources Association (EWRA)
  • Gruppo Italiano di Idraulica GII (Italian Hydraulics Commettee)
  • Centro Studi iDraulica Urbana CSDU (Research Group on Urban Hydraulic).

Ruoli editoriali:

Guest Editor for the MDPI journal Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050; I.F.: 2.592,

Premi, Awards, Fellowships:

The paper “Ciaponi C., Murari E., Todeschini S. (2016). Modularity-Based Procedure for Partitioning Water Distribution Systems into Independent Districts. Water Resources Management, 30(6): 2021-2036, doi:10.1007/s11269-016-1266-1” has been identified as “a Key Scientific Article contributing to scientific and engineering research excellence” by the Target Selection Team of Advances in Engineering AIE:
“Certificate 2018 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the MDPI journal Water.

Research grants:

Project “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation” of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research “SWaRM-ENHYDRONET. Smart Water Resource Management – Energy and Nutrients by Hydraulic Networks.” Head of the Research Unit of Pavia.

Coordinamento/attività organizzate:

Member of the technical and scientific committee of the Interdepartmental Research Center on Water (CRA) of the University of Pavia

Research bids:

Project Proposal MIUR-PRIN 2017 (young line) “Optimal reliability design and management of drainage systems towards water wise cities”, role of Principal Investigator.

Collaborazioni esterne:

  • 2018-2019: “Theoretical and experimental study on flexible shape Palmer-Bowlus flumes” for SGM Lektra srl, Scientific responsibility in collaboration with Profs. C. Ciaponi and S. Manenti;
  • 2016-2017: “Hydrologic and hydraulic study on the hydraulic regulation problems within the urban territory of Bergamo in 2016” for Consorzio di Bonifica della Media Pianura Bergamasca, in collaboration with Profs. C. Ciaponi and G. Barbero;
  • 2015-2016: “Resolution of infiltration and humidity problems at the Easybox centers of Via Aurelia at Rome and Via Lancetti at Milan” for EasyBox Self Storage srl, in collaboration with Profs. A. Greco and S. Sibilla.

Invited talks & Keynotes:

  • 2019: Invited talk at the course “Design and Management of Urban Drainage Systems and biological treatment Plants”, Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations (FAST), Milan, Italy;
  • 2018: Invited talk at the Technical Conference on “Materials for sewer pipes”, Servizi a Rete and CAP Group, Milan, Italy;
  • 2016: Invited talk at the Conference on Design and Management of Urban Drainage systems at the XIII International Water Exhibition on Technologies, Treatment Distribution, Sustainability, Bologna, Italy.

Impact case studies/Key research (in ottica VQR):

Pubblicazioni per VQR:

  • Todeschini S., Manenti S., Creaco E. (2019). Testing an innovative first flush identification methodology against field data from an Italian catchment. Journal of Environmental Management, 246: 418-425, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.007;
  • Todeschini S., Papiri S., Ciaponi C. (2018). Placement strategies and cumulative effects of wet-weather control practices for intermunicipal sewerage systems. Water Resources Management, 32(8), 2885-2900, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-018-1964-y;
  • Manenti S., Amicarelli A., Todeschini S. (2018). WCSPH with limiting viscosity for modelling landslide hazard at the slopes of artificial reservoir. Water, 10(4), 515, DOI: 10.3390/w10040515;
  • Todeschini, S. (2016). Hydrologic and Environmental Impacts of Imperviousness in an Industrial Catchment of Northern Italy. ASCE’s Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 21(7), 05016013, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001348;
  • Ciaponi C., Murari E., Todeschini S. (2016). Modularity-Based Procedure for Partitioning Water Distribution Systems into Independent Districts. Water Resources Management, 30(6): 2021-2036, DOI: 10.1007/s11269-016-1266-1;
  • Manenti S., Pierobon E., Gallati M.,·Sibilla S., D’Alpaos L., Macchi E., Todeschini S. (2016). Vajont Disaster: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Modeling of the Postevent 2D Experiments. ASCE’s Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 142(4), 05015007, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001111.

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