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GESAAF Dipartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agrari, Alimentari e Forestali

Projects and partners

Ongoing Projects

Projecto Valles Resilientes – Bolivia (2018 – 2019)

The project, funded by the Instituto de Capacitación del Oriente (ICO) in Bolivia, will be developed by realising an analysis of Natural Hazards in the Region of Valles Crucenos, Santa Cruz Department.

WH Lab will realise the analysis of hazards by integrating field analyses, GIS, remote sensing data and community involvement.


Quelimane agricola: produce, cresce e consuma sostenibile – Mozambico (2018 – 2020)

The project, coordinated by Mani Tese ONLUS NGO based in Italy, deals with the development of a sustainable agricultural production in Quelimane Region, Mozambique. WH Lab is involved as a technical partner for the study and installation of sustainable Water Harvesting techniques such as rooftop water harvesting, floodwater collection and shallow wells in alluvial fans.


Past Projects

Water Values – Italy (2018)

Water Values project will realise a participatory mapping and evaluation of Water Ecosystem Services (WES) in the municipality of Figline-Incisa, Tuscany Region, Italy. The project is funded through the new Regional Law for Citizens Participation in Italy, and has originated from a cooperation between reteSviluppo, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICEA) and the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF) of the University of Florence, the District Water Authority and the Municipality itself.

Projecto AGUACRUZ – Bolivia

Modeling of the effect of water harvesting structures in the watershed of Rio Pirai (Bolivia). The watershed is under heavy ecological stress for new urbanisation and deforestation.


Harnessing Floods to Enhance Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services, CGIAR WLE, involved as research partner (2015 – 2017)

This project sought to explore how FBFS interact with other functions provided by floods at various scales, especially how to optimize the use of floods for agriculture and ecosystem services to support livelihoods in different landscapes and socio-economic settings in Gash Area (Sudan) and Tigray Area (Ethiopia).  The aim was to improve investments in FBFS to ensure an equitable distribution of costs and benefits of the impacts of proposed interventions. The project also explored how investments in FBFS can best embrace gender and social equity.


Research Partners

MetaMeta, the Netherlands

Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Rain Foundation, the Netherlands

Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas, Peru

Flood Based Livelihood Network, International

Mani Tese ONG ONLUS, Italy

University of Nairobi, Kenya

WARREDOC, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy


ultimo aggiornamento: 05-Dic-2018
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