Arthur Hrast Essenfelder

Arthur Hrast Essenfelder
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici | CMCC · Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies

Ph.D. in Science and Management of Climate Change

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Introduction
Arthur H. ESSENFELDER is a postdoctoral researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change – CMCC and an adjunct professor at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice on Methods and Tools for the Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Policies. He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Management of Climate Change obtained at the Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy, and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the Federal University of Parana, Brazil. His main research interests are on topics related to eco-hydrologic, socio-hydrology and hydro-economics simulation and modelling, integrated water resources management, the utilisation of machine learning techniques as decision-making support tools in complex human-hydrologic systems, and flood hazard and risk mapping.
Additional affiliations
December 2018 - present
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teaching for: MSc (DM270) and PhD (D.M.45) in Science and Management of Climate Change: Methods and Tools for the Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Policies [PHD028];
December 2018 - present
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teaching activity at MSc and PhD courses. Topics covered: - R & QGIS for spatial hazard characterisation and risk assessment; - R & CDO for handling NetCDF data and extreme climate indices.
June 2017 - August 2018
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Position
  • Expert on Quantitative Methods for Climate Change (PHD021)
Description
  • Provide assistance to students of the course “Quantitative Methods for Climate Change”, Ph.D. (D.M.45) in Science in Management of Climate Change Minister a seminar series on “A Short Introduction to R: Building the Foundations to Real Life Applications”
Education
September 2013 - June 2017
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Field of study
  • Science and Management of Climate Change
June 2010 - December 2010
Fundação Getulio Vargas
Field of study
  • Environmental Science
January 2005 - February 2010
Universidade Federal do Paraná
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering

Publications

Publications (29)
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Farmers' adaptation responses to water conservation policies involve a complex decision-making process that depends on a range of criteria, including water availability, profits, and risks, which are in turn dependent on (and might have consequences at) broader scale processes including water systems and the macroeconomy. The non-consideration of t...
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The combined effect of global sea level rise and land subsidence phenomena poses a major threat to coastal settlements. Coastal flooding events are expected to grow in frequency and magnitude, increasing the potential economic losses and costs of adaptation. In Italy, a large share of the population and economic activities are located along the low...
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Analysis of climate change risks in support of policymakers to set effective adaptation policies requires an innovative yet rigorous approach towards integrated modelling (IM) of social-ecological systems (SES). Despite continuous advances, IM still faces various challenges that span through both unresolved methodological issues as well as data req...
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INFORM Risk Index is a global indicator-based disaster risk assessment tool that combines hazards, exposure, vulnerability and lack of coping capacity indicators with the purpose to support humanitarian crisis management decisions considering the current climate and population. In this exploratory study, we extend the Index to include future climat...
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We develop a Stock-Flow Consistent model to assess the impact of COVID-19 and climate change, both individually and compounding, in the economy and finance. Then, we study the interplay between banks lending decisions and government policy effectiveness in the economic recovery in Mexico. By embedding financial actors and the credit market, and by...
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The combined effect of global sea level rise and local subsidence phenomena poses a major threat to coastal settlements. Flooding events are expected to grow in frequency and magnitude, increasing the potential economic losses and costs of adaptation. In Italy, a large share of the population and economic activities are located along the coast of t...
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The accurate understanding of the human-modified water cycle calls for a detailed representation of human and water systems, including relevant non-linearities, and of the feedback responses between them. This paper couples a microeconomic Positive Multi-Attribute Utility Programming model with a Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS) with the object...
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This study proposes a climate service named Smart Climate Hydropower Tool (SCHT) and designed as a hybrid forecast system for supporting decision-making in a context of hydropower production. SCHT is technically designed to make use of information from state-of-art seasonal forecasts provided by the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS) combined with...
Technical Report
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L’obiettivo del rapporto è quello di evidenziare quali sono gli scenari di cambiamento climatico attesi per l’Italia e quali rischi principali tali scenari potranno determinare in corrispondenza di diversi possibili livelli di riscaldamento globale, evidenziando alcune chiare priorità di intervento, anche in riferimento alla valutazione economica d...
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Farming accounts for approximately 70 percent of freshwater withdrawals worldwide, and it often constitutes the lowest value use of freshwater. Where water is scarce, advanced irrigation technologies such as drip and piped delivery systems have been promoted as “water conservation technologies” (WCTs) that reduce agricultural water consumption, thu...
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Interbasin Water Transfer (IWT) is often a complex decision-making process that depends on factors ranging from hydro-meteorological conditions to socio-economic pressures. Hydrologic modelling is particularly challenging under these circumstances, requiring accurate quantitative information which may not always be available. This study proposes a...
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The increase in frequency and intensity of extreme precipitation events caused by the changing climate (e.g., cloudbursts, rainstorms, heavy rainfall, hail, heavy snow), combined with the high population density and concentration of assets, makes urban areas particularly vulnerable to pluvial flooding. Hence, assessing their vulnerability under cur...
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Water markets are water management instruments that can support water reallocation from low to high value agricultural uses. However, unless explicit consideration is given to water uses not directly involved in the trading (e.g. environment), water markets may fail to promote sustainable growth. In inter-basin water markets, the reallocation of wa...
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Farming accounts for roughly 70% of freshwater withdrawals worldwide, while often constituting the lowest value use of freshwater. Where water is scarce, advanced irrigation technologies such as drip and sprinkler systems are widely advocated as "Water Conservation Technologies" (WCTs) to reduce agricultural water consumption, thus releasing water...
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Measuring disaster resilience is a key component of successful disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. Quantitative, indicator-based assessments are typically applied to evaluate resilience by combining various indicators of performance into a single composite index. Building upon extensive research on social vulnerability and copin...
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Flood risk management generally relies on economic assessments performed by using flood loss models of different complexity, ranging from simple univariable models to more complex multivariable models. The latter account for a large number of hazard, exposure and vulnerability factors, being potentially more robust when extensive input information...
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Flood risk management generally relies on economic assessments performed using flood loss models of different complexity, ranging from simple univariable to more complex multivariable models. These latter accounts for a large number of hazard, exposure and vulnerability factors, being potentially more robust when extensive input information is avai...
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Sin dagli anni Novanta, la Regione Emilia-Romagna procede lungo un percorso orientato alla gestione sostenibile dei corsi d'acqua: attraverso la definizione di buone pratiche, la formazione del personale, la diffusione di documenti di indirizzo e l'impulso a progetti sperimentali, siamo giunti in questo ultimo mandato all'applicazione della Diretti...
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Water resources management is a nontrivial process requiring a holistic understanding of the factors driving the dynamics of human-water systems. Policy-induced or autonomous behavioral changes in human systems may affect water and land management, which may affect water systems and feedback to human systems, further impacting water and land manage...
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SWAT Weather Database is designed to be a friendly tool to store and process daily weather data to be used with SWAT projects. It is capable of: - Storing relevant daily weather information; - Easily creating .txt files to be used as input information during an ArcSWAT project setup; - Efficiently calculating the WGEN statistics of several weather...
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Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10579/11975 We are currently living in the era of the Anthropocene. Human actions no longer have consequences constrained to local or regional levels, but instead can affect the whole planet. Biogeochemical cycles are impacted by human activities, biogeophysical processes are linked with socio-economic processes,...
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Some watersheds are heavily influenced by human factors that affect their overall water balance and dynamics. This is the case of the Dese-Zero watershed, part of the Venice Lagoon watershed – VLW, located in NorthEast Italy. Such watershed is characterised by a highly modified environment, with the presence of several hydraulic works and devices,...
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SWAT Weather Database is a friendly tool designed to store and process daily weather data to be used with SWAT projects. It is capable of: • Storing relevant daily weather information; • Easily creating .txt files to be used as input information during an ArcSWAT project setup; • Efficiently calculating the WGEN statistics of several weather statio...
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An accurate prediction of the flow of rivers is of great value in several areas, among which stand out hydrology, civil construction and the environment. The search for prior knowledge of the characteristics of the flow of a river has been studied since the Ancient Age of human society. In the recent decades, there were several mathematical models...

Projects

Project (1)
Archived project
AGRO ADAPT aims to deliver a service able to anticipate, design, and prepare the ground for autonomous or policy induced climate adaptation in agriculture. The project is funded by Climate-KIC’s CSA Booster through the European Institute of Technology. The service i) enables business operators (e.g. insurers) to anticipate the regional transformations of agricultural market and production, and farm holding structure; and ii) makes it possible for regional and national authorities to understand the local and cumulative effects of the farm-level adaptation to climate variability and change on regional economic output (i.e. gross added value, tax proceeds, employment) and underlying natural resource (e.g. water, land) demand. The project is led by the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC). Other partners include CNR-IBIMET – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Biometeorologia; INRA – Institut national de la recherche agronomique; and Fondazione Edmund Mach.