Integration of hydrometric measurements for river discharge monitoring and channel roughness coefficients assessment



River discharge monitoring is fundamental for the study of the hydraulic regime of river flow and for the validation and calibration of  rainfall-runoff models. The assessment of channel roughness coefficients associated with the measured discharges is fundamental for the calibration of flood routing models that can be used to address civil protection activities in real time. Unfortunately, the number of river flow monitoring stations in the territory is limited by the high cost of efficient management which enables the assessment of reliable data ensuring cost-effectiveness and safety conditions of the measurement activities.


Development of new technologies and techniques for accurate river discharge measurement and reliable estimate of the river channel roughness properties. The development and validation of algorithms and methodologies for continuous monitoring of discharge and hydraulic roughness in natural channels is the  main purpose of the project.