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Daniele Ganora is tenured assistant professor (with National Scientific Habilitation, ASN, as Assistant Professor) of hydrology at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. After his degree magna cum laude in civil engineering (2007) from Politecnico di Torino, he obtained the PhD (2010) in water engineering from the same university. He has been post-doc associate (2010-2015) and junior assistant professor (2015-2017) at Politecnico di Torino, working on hydrological extremes and water resources. He has been also scientific officier (2018) at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy), working on the water-energy nexus, with particular focus on energy use in the water industry and large-scale desalination. In July 2019, he visited the Institute for Water, Environment and Health of the United Nations University in Hamilton (Canada) within the Erasmus+ program.

Daniele is currently working on:

- hydrological extremes (flood, rainstorms) mapping and trend analysis;

- management of stormwaters in the urban context (quantity and quality of water);

- unconventional water resources (desalination as complementary water sources).

Daniele is also involved in the development and use of large-scale databases of hydrological variables; in this context he has recently co-authored a nation-wide database of Italian flood discharge values, a nation-wide database of Italian rainfall extremes and a research on flood trends in Europe.

(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Curriculum Curriculum file application/pdf (280 KB)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0003-0605-6200
Scopus Author ID: 36979163700
Research topics
  • Hydrological extremes: extreme rainfall and river flows, flood risk management
  • Sustainable urban hydrology
  • Unconventional water resources and large-scale desalination
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment PE10_3 - Climatology and climate change PE10_17 - Hydrology, water and soil pollution


Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Extreme rainfall Flood hydrology Sustainable urban drainage Water desalination Water resources
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Editorial boards

  • FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE (2020-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series


  • Hydrology and Society/ EGU Leonardo Conference 2012, Italia, 14-16/11/2012, Participation to the organizing committee

Other titles

  • Referente dipartimentale per le borse di collaborazione didattica (2019-)