Reflected in Water - Sustainability Series with Prof.Andrea Rinaldo


Event details

Date 31.05.2023
Hour 12:1513:30
Speaker Prof.Andrea Rinaldo
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
a conversation on development, resilience and inequalities

Prof.Andrea Rinaldo
Laboratory of Ecohydrology ECHO/IIE/ENAC at EPFL
and Winner of the Stockholm Water Prize 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 | 12:15pm | Forum Rolex

Registration required - lunch bags offered

  • 12:00  Doors open
  • 12:15  Welcome words
    • Prof. D. Andrew Barry, Head of the EPFL Environmental Engineering Institute
  • 12:25  Talk by Prof.Andrea Rinaldo
  • 13:00  Interview
    • Marc-Antoine Courtois, Student, Section of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • 13:15  Q&A
  • 13:30  End & lunch bags distribution


Prof. Andrea Rinaldo is an EPFL expert in hydrology, Head of EPFL’s Laboratory of Ecohydrology – ENAC Faculty – since 2008 and is also a Professor at the University of Padua. He was selected as the 2023 winner of the Stockholm Water Prize – the world’s most prestigious award in water research.

The work he has completed throughout his career focuses on the study of water flow and, in particular, river networks, true "ecological corridors" that explain the movements of living organisms and certain fundamental biological phenomena.

Born in 1954 in Venice – a “floating city” that undoubtedly shaped his career interest in water –, Rinaldo has made an outstanding contribution to his field. He is the author of over 300 journal articles as well as several books published by major scientific publishing houses. He has also carried out field research in Haiti, Burkina Faso, South Sudan and other countries.

During his conference, Professor Andrea Rinaldo will discuss how the spread of diseases, the loss of biodiversity and the inequalities between populations on a global scale are all problems that are reflected in water, and what tools should be used in ressources plans to address them.


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