Arthur H. Essenfelder is a postdoctoral researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change – CMCC and a guest lecturer at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice on Methods and Tools for the Analysis of Climate Change Impacts and Policies (PHD028 | SECS-P/01). He holds a Ph.D. in Science and Management of Climate Change obtained at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy, a specialisation in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV/RJ, in Brazil, and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the Federal University of Parana, in Brazil. During the past few years, he has been working 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 hydrologic systems, and flood hazard characterisation and risk mapping. Arthur has previously developed research and technical reports as part of the research teams of the Centre of Hydraulics and Hydrology Professor Parigot de Souza – CEHPAR (LACTEC Institutes), in Brazil, the Institute for Soil Science and Site Ecology (part of the Technische Universität of Dresden), in Germany, and the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei – FEEM, in Italy. During the past three years, he has being involved in a number of projects, with highlights to the AGRO AGAPT Project, which focuses on the modelling of complex human-water systems, the SAVEMEDCOASTS Project, which focuses on the Prevention Priority program of the European Commission A4 – Civil Protection Policy and aims to respond to the need for people and assets prevention from natural disasters in Mediterranean coastal areas, and the CLARA Project, which provides a set of leading edge climate services building upon the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S). His main research interest is on the modelling the dynamics of complex human-water systems under a perspective of socio-hydrology and climate change, while incorporating notions of machine learning and socio-economic agents’ behavioural preferences.
- Integrated modelling of social-ecological systems for climate change adaptation.
- Assessing farmers’ adaptation responses to water conservation policies through modular recursive hydro-micro-macro-economic modeling
- Cost-benefit analysis of coastal flood defence measures in the North Adriatic Sea
- Assessing future vulnerability and risk of humanitarian crises using climate change and population projections within the INFORM framework
- Compounding COVID-19 and climate risks: The interplay of banks’ lending and government’s policy in the shock recovery
- Beyond piecewise methods: Modular integrated hydroeconomic modeling to assess the impacts of adaptation policies in irrigated agriculture
- Study on adaptation modeling
- Irrigation Technology and Water Conservation: A Review of the Theory and Evidence
- A tale of two rivers: Integrated hydro-economic modeling for the evaluation of trading opportunities and return flow externalities in inter-basin agricultural water markets
- Constructing a comprehensive disaster resilience index: The case of Italy