Development of integrative approaches for river management is increasingly needed by public agencies across Europe, where recent directives are aimed to conflicting objectives, while scientific frameworks designed for a single objective are in most cases doomed to failure. In Italy, given the high level of urbanization, flood safety is the main priority in river management, although there is an increasing effort towards river restoration driven by the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Consequently, the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) has promoted a research program with the objective of developing a comprehensive methodological framework (named IDRAIM) to support management of river processes, integrating the objectives of the Water Framework and Flood Directive. The framework stems from existing experiences of geomorphological approaches developed in other countries (e.g. the River Styles Framework), but it accounts for the specific Italian context in terms of channel adjustments and human pressures, and includes the fluvial dynamics component. Some key characteristics are the following: (1) the method builds on a catchment-wide spatially hierarchical framework; (2) the temporal component of the analysis is explicitly accounted; (3) channel dynamics and its implications in terms of fluvial hazards are explicitly accounted for. The general structure includes the following four stages: (1) catchment-wide characterization of the river system, including an initial setting and segmentation of the river system; (2) analysis of past channel evolution, leading to an assessment of present morphological quality and channel dynamics; (3) evaluation of potential future trajectories of channel morphology; (4) integrated management aimed to improvement of river morphological quality and mitigation of channel dynamics hazards.

A methodological framework for hydromorphological assessment, analysis and monitoring (IDRAIM) aimed to an integrated management of Italian streams / Rinaldi M.; Surian N.; Comiti F.; Bussettini M.. - STAMPA. - (2013), pp. 787-787. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 8th International Conference (IAG) on Geomorphology tenutosi a Paris, France nel 27-31 August, 2013.

A methodological framework for hydromorphological assessment, analysis and monitoring (IDRAIM) aimed to an integrated management of Italian streams

RINALDI, MASSIMO;
2013

Abstract

Development of integrative approaches for river management is increasingly needed by public agencies across Europe, where recent directives are aimed to conflicting objectives, while scientific frameworks designed for a single objective are in most cases doomed to failure. In Italy, given the high level of urbanization, flood safety is the main priority in river management, although there is an increasing effort towards river restoration driven by the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Consequently, the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) has promoted a research program with the objective of developing a comprehensive methodological framework (named IDRAIM) to support management of river processes, integrating the objectives of the Water Framework and Flood Directive. The framework stems from existing experiences of geomorphological approaches developed in other countries (e.g. the River Styles Framework), but it accounts for the specific Italian context in terms of channel adjustments and human pressures, and includes the fluvial dynamics component. Some key characteristics are the following: (1) the method builds on a catchment-wide spatially hierarchical framework; (2) the temporal component of the analysis is explicitly accounted; (3) channel dynamics and its implications in terms of fluvial hazards are explicitly accounted for. The general structure includes the following four stages: (1) catchment-wide characterization of the river system, including an initial setting and segmentation of the river system; (2) analysis of past channel evolution, leading to an assessment of present morphological quality and channel dynamics; (3) evaluation of potential future trajectories of channel morphology; (4) integrated management aimed to improvement of river morphological quality and mitigation of channel dynamics hazards.
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8th International Conference (IAG) on Geomorphology
Paris, France
27-31 August, 2013
Rinaldi M.; Surian N.; Comiti F.; Bussettini M.
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