Torresan Silvia

Edificio Porta dell'Innovazione - Piano 2 - via della Libertà 12 - 30175 Venezia Marghera (VE), Italy

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Silvia Torresan, Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (2007) and PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2012), her research activity focuses on the development and application of integrated tools and methodologies (e.g. composite indices, Decision Support Systems, complex system analytic approaches) for the assessment of environmental impacts and risks related to climate change and natural hazards. Her doctoral and post-doctoral research was focused on the spatial-temporal analysis of climate change impacts, vulnerability and risk in coastal-marine areas, flood-prone river basins and freshwaters. Since 2015 she is co-director of the Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies Division (RAAS) based at CMCC@Ca’Foscari, where she supports the organization and management of the RAAS Division, and coordinates multidisciplinary research groups working on environmental and multi-hazard risk assessment. She has been task, WP leader or scientific responsible of several national and international projects (e.g., TRITON, SAVEMEDCOAST 1 and 2, CLIM-RUN, TRUST). She is an expert of the EEA’s European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation for topics related to climate hazard indicators and ecosystem based approaches for climate adaptation and DRR (ETC-CCA 2019-2021). Next to this, she was Division Manager at CMCC (supporting the administrative management of research projects and programs, from 2014 to 2016) and is actively involved in fund raising and the preparation of scientific and technical project proposals. She is author/co-author of more than 35 peer-reviewed publications in volumes and scientific journals, with Scopus H-index: 16, and G-Scholar H-index: 19, respectively.


  • Egypt’s coastal vulnerability to sea level rise and storm surge: present and future conditions
  • A Multi-Risk Methodology for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Zones.
  • Water Quality Sustainability Evaluation under Uncertainty: A Multi-Scenario Analysis Based on Bayesian Networks
  • Coupling scenarios of climate and land – use change with assessments of potential ecosystem services at the river basin scale
  • Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in the North Adriatic Coastal Area. Part II: Consequences for Coastal Erosion Impacts at the Regional Scale
  • Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in the North Adriatic Coastal Area. Part I: A Multi-Model Chain for the Definition of Climate Change Hazard Scenarios
  • A Bayesian Networks approach for the assessment of climate change impacts on nutrients loading
  • Cumulative Impact Index for the Adriatic Sea: Accounting for interactions among climate and anthropogenic pressures
  • Multi-risk assessment in mountain regions: A review of modelling approaches for climate change adaptation
  • Alteration of freshwater ecosystem services under global change – A review focusing on the Po River basin (Italy) and the Red River basin (Vietnam)

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