Hydrological risk specialist

Flood Hazard and Risk Analysis

Gianbattista Bussi is a hydrological risk specialist at RED. From 2014 to 2016 he was a postdoctoral research assistant at School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford (UK), working on the impact of climate change, land-use change and droughts on the water quality of the River Thames (UK). He holds a PhD degree in Water and Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Valencia (Spain), obtained in 2014, with a dissertation on soil erosion and sediment transport modelling. He obtained his BSc (2004) and MSc (2007) in Environmental Engineering at the University of Brescia (Italy).

Gianbattista is interested in flood and drought hazard mapping, fluvial and coastal flood modelling, hydrological modelling and flood risk assessment. His current work is mainly focused on the analysis of flood and drought impacts and risks, as well as on the development of real-time, or near real-time, tools for the rapid assessment of the impacts of severe rainfall events and tropical cyclones. In his work, he employs the most up-to-date techniques for data acquisition and processing, including satellite information and reanalysis products, to estimate the damages caused by natural disasters.

Gianbattista is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford (UK)

Selected publications:

  • Bussi, G., Janes, V., Whitehead, P.G., Dadson, S.J., Holman, I.P. (2017) Dynamic response of land use and river water quality to long-term climatic changes. Science of the Total Environment, In press.
  • Bussi, G., Dadson, S.J., Bowes, M.J. and Whitehead, P.G. (2016) Seasonal and interannual changes in sediment transport identified through sediment rating curves. Journal of Hydrological Engineering, 22(2).
  • Bussi, G., Dadson, S.J., Prudhomme, C. and Whitehead, P.G. (2016) Modelling the future impacts of climate and land-use change on suspended sediment transport in the River Thames (UK). Journal of Hydrology, 542, 357-372.
  • Nizzetto, L., Bussi, G., Futter, M., Butterfield, D., Whitehead, P.G. (2016). A theoretical assessment of microplastic transport in river catchments and their retention by soils and river sediments. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. 18, 1505-1059.
  • Segura-Beltrán, F., Sanchís-Ibor, C., Morales-Hernández, M., González-Sanchis, M., Bussi, G., Ortíz, E. (2016). Using post-flood surveys and geomorphologic mapping to validate hydrological and hydraulic models: the flash flood of the Girona River (Spain) in 2007. Journal of Hydrology. 541(A), 310-329.
  • Bussi, G., Whitehead, P.G., Bowes, M.J., Read, D.S., Prudhomme, C. and Dadson, S.J. (2016) Impacts of climate change, land-use change and phosphorus reduction on phytoplankton in the River Thames (UK). Science of the Total Environment, 572, 1507-1519.
  • Buendia, C., Bussi, G., Tuset, J., Vericat, D., Palau,A., Sabater, S., Batalla,R.J. (2016). Effects of afforestation on runoff and sediment load in an upland Mediterranean catchment. Science of the Total Environment. 540, 144-157.
  • Whitehead,P.G., Bussi, G., Bowes, M.J., Read, D.S., Hutchins, M.G., Elliott, J.A., Dadson, S.J. (2015). Dynamic modelling of multiple phytoplankton groups in rivers with an application to the Thames River system in the UK. Environmental Modelling & Software. 74, 75-91.
  • Rodriguez-Lloveras, X., Bussi, G., Francés, F., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Solé-Benet, A., Calle, M., Benito G. (2015). Patterns of runoff and sediment production in response to land-use changes in an ungauged catchment. Journal of Hydrology. 531(3), 1054-1066.
  • Bussi, G., Francés, F., Horel, E., López-Tarazón, J.A. and Batalla, R.J. (2014) Modelling the impact of climate change on sediment yield in a highly erodible Mediterranean catchment. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 14(12), 1921-1937.
  • Bussi, G., Francés, F., Montoya, J.J. and Julien, P. (2014) Distributed sediment yield modelling: importance of initial sediment conditions. Environmental Modelling and Software, 58, 58-70.
  • Bussi, G., Rodríguez-Lloveras, X., Francés, F., Benito, G., Sánchez-Moya, Y. and Sopeña, A. (2013) Sediment yield model implementation based on check dam infill stratigraphy in a semi-arid Mediterranean catchment. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 17, 3339-3354.

  • Phone: (+39) 0382-302945
  • Email: gianbattista (dot) bussi (at) redpavia (dot) com