Irene Angeluccetti

Irene Angeluccetti
Politecnico di Torino | polito · ITHACA - Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action

PhD in Environment and Territory

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January 2011 - April 2014
Politecnico di Torino
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  • PhD fellow in Environment and Territory

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Publications (20)
Conference Paper
Base cartography at proper scale for land and water management is rarely available in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Despite the massive presence of international cooperation programs and projects carried out in various LDCs, a low budget is usually allocated for base data retrieval, which could be helpful for a wide range of on-site actions. A...
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In the Sahelian region, the high precipitation intensity and the daily rainfall extreme values are currently the main cause of soil erosion and land degradation. In addition, solid transport often leads to reservoir siltation and reduction of the amount of water available for agriculture. To cope with these issues, Soil and Water Conservation (SWC)...
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The GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission provides - since March 2014 - different IMERG (Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM) products with a spatial coverage of 60°N - 60°S. IMERG products are available in three different versions: early run (with a delay of 6 hours), late run (with a delay of 18 hours) and final run (with a del...
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The recent socioeconomic and environmental impacts of extreme flood events occurred in Europe are testimony to the disastrous consequences that such future hazards are likely to pose. Managing inundation risk requires prevention measures in close cooperation with Civil Protection authorities. This topic underlies the TRIBUTE (TRIgger BUffers for in...
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Early Warning Systems (EWS) for drought are currently underdeveloped compared to those related to other natural hazards. Both forecasting and monitoring of drought events are still posing challenges to the scientific community. In fact, the multifaceted nature of drought (i.e. hydrological, meteorological, and agricultural) is source of coexistence...
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Early Warning Systems (EWS) for drought are currently underdeveloped compared to other hazards. In fact, the multifaceted nature of drought (i.e. hydrological, meteorological, and agricultural) necessitates a number of different ways to measure this phenomenon and its effects. In the present study an approach to identifying and monitoring drought e...
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Soil erosion is currently menacing the availability of arable land in various countries worldwide. In particular the countries located in the Sahel area of Sub-Saharan Africa are extremely prone to this type of environmental degradation. The same countries rely traditionally upon subsistence farming, which makes the population more vulnerable to en...
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Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) measures have been regularly employed in the Sahelian area to reduce soil erosion and reservoir siltation. However, a proper cost-effectiveness analysis of the impact of SWC interventions on the catchment sediment budget is rarely carried out. In this paper, a semi-quantitative model is proposed to evaluate the cos...
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Gabion check dams (GCDs) are among the most diffused soil and water conservation practices in Burkina Faso, used to cope with soil loss and reservoir siltation. Specifically, CGDs are flexible, permeable structures built in gullies to create a sedimentation bench that decreases the average upstream slope. The consequent slowing-down of the flowing...
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Nel 2010, è stato annunciato il raggiungimento dell'Obiettivo di Sviluppo del Millennio (MDG, Millenium Development Goals) per l'accesso all'acqua e ai servizi igienici. L'obiettivo (MDG-Target 7.C) si prefiggeva di dimezzare, entro il 2015, la percentuale di popolazione senza un accesso idoneo all'acqua potabile e ai servizi igienici di base. Su s...
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In the last few years the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) concerning access to water and sanitation has been announced. Even though this can be reasonably accepted on the basis of a global average, entire nations are still facing significant water issues. Furthermore a considerable gap between rural and urban water and sanitati...
Conference Paper
Base cartography at proper scale for land and water management is rarely present in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Despite the massive presence of international cooperation programs and projects carried out in various LDCs, a low budget is usually allocated for base data retrieval helpful for a wide range of on-site actions. A food security proj...
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This work constitutes a first step towards the definition of a methodology for automatic urban extraction from medium spatial resolution Landsat data. Decision Tree is investigated as classification technique due to its ability in establishing which is the most relevant information to be used for the classification process and its capability of ext...
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The Sahelian countries are increasingly affected by lack of water, soil erosion, desertification and loss of biodiversity. Land and water resources are currently facing an overwhelming pressure due to population growth and to a significant decrease in rainfall rates since the 1970s. Nevertheless, the decrease of the number of rainy days did not aff...
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The paper describes a preliminary study on the urban classification accuracies obtained by means of the Decision Tree classifier. The study was conducted over the area of Turin (Italy), with Landsat ETM+ imagery and with an official regional map (Cartografia Tecnica Regionale) used as ground truth. In particular the variation of the accuracies was...

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Soil and water management in Sub-Saharan Africa is a critical issue to deal with to guarantee the access to water for both local communities and agricultural activities. To provide water for human activities, run-off discharges can be collected and stored in small dams for later use. However, rainfalls are characterized by short duration and high intensity, which give high rates of sediment transport on the surface run-off. Consequently, soil erosion and reservoir siltation are two of the major factors for land degradation and loss of water availability for agricultural purposes. To cope with these issues, water storage and the related reservoir siltation issues need to me managed at a catchment scale by means of Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) measures. The aim of this project is to contribute providing guidelines for the design and the implementation of SWCs in West Africa and assessing the impact and the cost-effectiveness of SWC works at catchement scale.