Paolo Paron

Senior Lecturer in Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development

Biography

Paolo has more than 20 years of professional experience working in a wide range of contexts: Humanitarian (United Nations & NGOs), Academic, and Private Sectors, mainly in Africa and partly in Asia. His main areas of specialization are GIS & Remote Sensing (including Unmanned Aerial Systems –UAS- and Google Earth Engine), Field Data Collection (Hydrology, Sedimentology, Geology), Fluvial Geomorphology, and Natural Hazards studies.

In March 2011 he joined the IHE Delft as a Senior Lecturer in Earth Science and Remote Sensing in the chair group of River Basin Development where he is the reference person for the Mapping and Remote Sensing activities.

Scopus, Orcid, Geomorphological Mapping, Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, and Kenya - A natural Outlook

WiODER ProjectIAHR WG on Drones, Associate editor of the Journal of Maps, Topic editor of ISPR Int. J. of Geo-Information

He has edited two Atlases of Somalia for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and a digital Atlas of Afghanistan for the NGOs iMMAP. He chairs thematic sessions at international conferences (regularly at IAG, EGU).

 

Paolo graduated in Geology in the year 2000 with a MSc research on Field Geology (110/110 cum laude) at the University of Roma3, Italy. He then got his PhD in Fluvial geomorphology at the University of Chieti, in Italy, in early 2005.

Research Summary

Since he joined IHE Delft his research focused on four main areas:

(1) Free or low cost remote sensing data (including historical aerial photography and Google Earth Engine) and open source software for water resource assessment, wetland dynamics analyses and ecosystem service valuation mapping;

(2) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) and Structure from Motion (SfM) software for mapping and monitoring river morphology, water bodies, Digital Terrain Modelling and for ecosystem service mapping;

(3) New methods for hyperspatial data analyses (Object Based Image Analyses – OBIA and Machine Learning –ML)

(4) Sediment dynamics and fingerprinting at the basin scale.

 

More broadly Paolo has a keen interest in sustainable development that arises from his long term residency in developing countries.

The countries where he has been working so far are (alphabetical order): Afghanistan, Australia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique, Netherlands, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, and United Kingdom. He has lived in Kenya (6 years), Mozambique (4 years) and Ethiopia (2 years so far).

Publications

BOOKS

Paron P., Olago D. (in preparation). Geomorphological Landscapes of East Africa. Springer Verlag, Geomorphological Landscapes of the world series.

Paron, P., & Di Baldassarre, G. (Editors), 2014. Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, Disasters. Elsevier science, Hazards & Disasters Series, Series Editor: J.F. Schroder Jr.

Paron, P., Olago, D.O., Omuto, C.T., (Editors), 2013. Kenya: a natural outlook. Geo-Environmental Resources and Hazards. Elsevier science, Developments in Earth Surface Processes Series, Series Editor: J.F. Schroder Jr.

Smith, M., Paron , P., Griffiths, J. (Editors), 2011. Geomorphological Mapping methods and applications. Elsevier, The Netherlands, 612 p.

Balint, Z., Njeru, L., Pappas, C., Paron , P. (Editors), 2010. Atlas of the Juba and Shabelle Rivers in Somalia. FAO-SWALIM, Nairobi, Kenya

Balint Z. & Paron P. (Editors), 2009. Atlas of Somali Water and Land Resources. FAO-SWALIM, 162 p, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Papers & Proceedings

Papers

2020

Mazzoleni, M., Paron, P., Reali, A., Juizo, D., Manane., J., Brandimarte, L. 2020. Testing UAV-derived topography for hydraulic modelling in a tropical environment. Nat Hazards (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-03963-4

2019

Bregoli, F., Crosato, A., Paron, P., & McClain, M. 2019. Humans reshape wetlands: Unveiling the last 100 years of morphological changes of the Mara Wetland, Tanzania. Science of The Total Environment, 691: 896-907 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.189 

2017

Crosato A, Paron P., & Salih Y.A., 2017 (accepted).  A critical review of Nile Basin sediment and morphological processes: present issues and future challenges. IJRBM

2015

Geeraert N., Omengo F.O., Tamooh F., Paron P., Bouillon S., Govers G. (2015) Sediment yield of the lower Tana River, Kenya, is insensitive to dam construction: sediment mobilization processes in a semi-arid tropical river system. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.3763/abstract

Omer, A. Y. A., Ali, Y. S. A., Roelvink, J. A., Dastgheib, A., Paron, P., and Crosato A. (2015). Modelling of sedimentation processes inside Roseires Reservoir (Sudan). Earth Surf. Dynam., 3, 223-238, 2015

2014

Kassim I.A.R., Moloney G., Busili A., Nur A.Y., Paron P., Jooste P., Gadain H., and Seal A.J., 2014. Iodine intake in Somalia is excessive and associated with the source of household drinking water: Results of a national household survey. The Journal of Nutrition, J. Nutr. jn.113.176693; first published online February 5, 2014. doi:10.3945/jn.113.176693

2013

Paron, P., 2013. Natural Hazards and Disasters in Developing Countries. In: Bobrowsky, P. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, Springer Editor, Germany.

Omer A.Y.A., Ali Y.S.A., Crosato A., Paron P. Roelvink J.A., Dastgheib A., 2013. Modelling of sedimentation processes inside Roseires Reservoir (Sudan). Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., 1, 1–27, 2013, www.earth-surf-dynam-discuss.net/1/1/2013/, doi:10.5194/esurfd-1-1-2013

2012

Brandimarte, L., Paron P., Di Baldassarre, G., 2012. Bridge pier scour: a review of processes, measurements and estimates. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 5, 975-989.

2011

Griffiths, J.S., Smith M., & Paron, P., 2011. Introduction to applied geomorphological mapping. In: Smith, M., Paron, P., and Griffiths, J. (eds.) Geomorphological Mapping: Methods and Applications: 3-12.

Smith, M, Griffiths, J S, & Paron, P., 2011. The future of geomorphological mapping. In: Smith, M., Paron, P., and Griffiths, J. (eds.) Geomorphological Mapping: Methods and Applications: 589-594.

Paron, P., & Claessens, L., 2011. Makers and users of geomorphological maps. In: Smith, M., Paron, P., and Griffiths, J. (2011): Geomorphological mapping methods and applications. Elsevier: 75-106.

2010

Murphy, B., Paron, P., Prior, L.D., Boggs, G.S., Franklin, D.C., Bowman, DMJS., 2010. Using autoregressive error models to understand fire-vegetation-soil feedbacks: a case study of the mulga shrubland-spinifex grassland mosaic. J. of Biogeography. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02359.x

Omuto, C.T., Vargas., R.R., Alim, M.S., Paron, P., 2010. Mixed-effects modelling of time series NDVI-rainfall relationship for detecting human-induced loss of vegetation cover in drylands. Journal of Arid Environments, doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.04.001

Paron, P. & Smith, M.J., 2008. Editorial: Applied Geomorphological Mapping. Journal of Maps, v2008, 197-200.

Pre 2010

Paron, P. & Goudie, A.S., 2007. Preliminary results about mapping and geomorphological correlation of tiger bush (Brusse tigree) in Somalia, from a remote sensing and GIS analysis perspective. In: Goudie, A.S., and Kalvoda, I. (Ed). Geomorphological variations. Nakladatelstvi p3k Editor: 59-86, Prague.

Dibari, F., Seal, A. & Paron, P., 2005. Applying GIS to Nutrition surveys. Field Exchange, 26: 29-32.

Miccadei, E., Paron, P. & Piacentini, T., 2004. The SW escarpment of Montagna del  Morrone (Abruzzi, Central Italy): geomorphology of a fault-generated mountain front. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria, 27: 55-87, Torino.

D’alessandro, L., Caputo, C., Buccolini, M., Miccadei, E., Piacentini, T., Scalella, G., Paron, P., Ricci, F., 2003. Geomorphological Framework of the Abruzzi Shores. In: OZHAN E. Ed., Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 03, Ravenna, Italy: 1505-1516.

     Orlando, P., Amici, M., Altieri, A., Massari, P., Miccadei, E., Onofri, A., Orlando, C., Paolelli, C., Paron, P., Perticaroli, P., Piacentini, T., Silvestri, C., Belli, M., Marchetti,, A., Petrocchi, A., Serva, L., Singh, G., Tommasino, L., Minach, L., Verdi, L., Bertolo, A., Trotti, F.,    2000. Il sistema informativo territoriale per la valutazione del Potenziale di Emanazione di Radon dal Suolo. Serie “Stato dell’ambiente” 9/2000, 63pp. ANPA, Roma. (Title translation “A GIS for the evaluation of Potential of Exhalation of Radon gas from the Soil”)

PROCEEDINGS

2020

Paron P., Duvail S., Hamerlynk O., Herve D., Hutton C., Juizo D., Leone M., Mwansasu S., Nyingi W., and Robison L. 2020. Preliminary identification of drivers and pathways of change in the Socio-Physical dynamics of the Western Indian Ocean Deltas. EGU2020-13797 | Displays | GM6.2/OS2.19.

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/sessionprogramme/SSS?cosession=5e2b1209795442-35047477-m

Cattapan A., Paron P., McClain M., Piegay H., and Franca M. 2020. Using sediment morphometry to infer transport dynamics in Alpine catchments: which variables matter?. EGU2020-17575 | Displays | HS9.3/GM2.11 . Wed, 06 May, 10:45–12:30 | D415

2019

Burt, N., Stigter T., Paron, P., Franca M., Gettel., G., 2019. Groundwater-Surface water interactions in natural wetlands: a multidisciplinary approach to unravel a neglected issue. 46th IAH congress, Malaga (Spain), IAH2019

Cattapan A., Paron P., McClain M., and Franca M., 2019. On the correlation between sediment shape indices and distance travelled in Alpine catchments, a UAV based analysis. EGU2019-15559 | Orals | HS9.1.2/GM3.14

Phung Quang P., Paron P., Popescu I., and Covaliov S., 2019. Evaluation of topographic information from drone images and SfM for hydraulic modelling. EGU2019-8657 | Posters |HS3.3, Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00 Hall A| A.134

2018

Bliscaux, N., Ripoll, A., Guillois, M., Brocheray, S., Paron, P., 2018. How useful are drones to derive digital stratigraphic logs? Validation of a drone's based Digital Geological Orthophotographic Model with field data. EGU2018

Bregoli, F.. Crosato, A.. Paron, P., McClain, M., 2018. Morphology, water discharge and suspended load distribution along the Mara River Wetland, Tanzania. NCR Days 2018, Book of abstracts, 136-137, Delft, 8-9 February 2018, Ed: Y. Huismans, K.D. Berends, I. Niesten, E. Mosselman. NCR Publication 42-2018 

Paron, P.; Bregoli, P., 2018. Can drone footage be of help in hydrological analyses? A case from the Mara River Wetland in Tanzania. TERRAenVISION congress 2018, Barcelona, Spain, 27 January - 2 February 2018.

Bregoli F., Crosato A., Paron P., McClain M., 2018. Altered sediment flux endangering the habitat of the Mara Wetland, Tanzania. AGU 2018

Bregoli, F., Crosato, A., Paron, P., McClain, M. (2018) Altered Suspended Sediment Load and Vegetation Distribution Change the Morphology of the Mara Wetland, Tanzania. Proceedings of the 5th IAHR EUROPE Congress: New Challenges in Hydraulic Research and Engineering, Trento, Italy, 12 – 14 June 2018, Ed: A. Armanini and E. Nucci, DOI: 10.3850/978-981-11-2731-1_046-cd.

Bregoli, F., Crosato, A., Paron, P., McClain, M., 2018. Altered sediment flux endangering the habitat of the Mara Wetland, Tanzania. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 20, EGU2018-14775, 2018, EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, 8 - 13 April 2018.

Bregoli, F.. Crosato, A.. Paron, P., McClain, M., 2018. Investigating morphological responses to sediment flux alterations and land use changes in the Mara Wetland, Tanzania. AGU100, 10-14 Dec 2018

Cattapan A., Paron P., and Franca M., 2018. Sediment connectivity in the Piave River basin: effects of reservoirs and water diversion. EGU2018-15595, 2018

Molari G., Domeneghetti A, Paron P., and Castellarin A., 2018. River bathymetry estimation from satellite derived digital terrain model. EGU2018-1002, 2018

2017

G. Ferrero, N.J. Gulamussen, E.I. Nguluve, H. Armindo, J. Weststrate, P. Paron, M. Rusca, 2017. Governance of drinking water quality in Maputo, Mozambique. IWA Water &Development congress, Buenos Aires, 13-17 Nov 2017

Guillois M., Brocheray S., Paron P., 2017. Drone photogrammetry for geological research: field digital stratigraphic logs for turbiditic reservoir analog studies in Calabria, Southern Italy. Accepted at EGU2017, Session SSS12.6/GI2.13/GM3.9 Unmanned Aerial Systems: Platforms, Sensors and Applications in Soil, Agriculture and Geosciences.

2016

Tsertou A., Amditis A., Kallioras A., Frangakis N., Cohen B., Jonoski A., Popescu I., Paron P., Nichersu I., Miorandi D., Hughes T., Simeone L., Markou M.,  Hulea D. & Miska M. (2016) SCENT - Smart Toolbox for Engaging Citizens into a People-Centric Observation Web. Presented at: COWM2016 - International Conference on Citizen Observatories for Water Management, Venice, 7-9 June 2016

2014

Fouchy, K., Wright, C., Paron, P., Bogaard, T., Wenninger, J., Conallin, J., McClain, M., 2014. Water Quality assessment of agricultural runoff in the Mara River Basin, Kenya. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Ecohydrology, Soil and Climate Change, EcoHCC'14, Tomar - Portugal, 10-12 September 2014.

Schumann G., Niebuhr, E., Rashid, K., Escobar, V., Andreadis, K. M., Njoku, E.,  Neal, J. C., Voisin, N., Pappenberger, F., Phanthuwongpakdee, N., Bates, P. D., Chao, Y., Moller, D., and Paron, P., 2014. Environmental modeling in data-sparse regions: Mozambique demonstrator case. AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, 15-19 December 2014

Njati, S., Graas S., and Paron P., 2014. Vulnerability of coastal mangroves to hydrological alterations in the Zambezi delta - Mozambique . International conference “Contemporary Evolution of African Floodplains and Deltas” (AFRIDELTA). Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 27-30 May 2014

Paron, P., Smith, MJ., Anders, N., Meesuk, V., 2014. Quality of DEMs derived from Kite Aerial Photogrammety System: a case study of Dutch coastal environments. EGU2014 Proceedings, Session SSS0.8

Geeraert, N., Ochieng Omengo, F.O., Tamooh, F., Paron, P., Bouillon, S., Govers, G., 2014. The internal strength of rivers: autogenic processes in control of the sediment load (Tana River, Kenya). EGU2014 Proceedings.

2013

Paron P., Smith M.J., 2013. Kite Aerial Photogrammetry System for monitoring coastal change in the Netherlands. Proceedings of the 8th IAG/AIG International Conference, Paris.

Paron P., Goudie A., Smith M.J., 2013. Geomorphological Virtual Tours: multimedia e-books for undegraduate education. Proceedings of the 8th IAG/AIG International Conference, Paris.

Paron P., von Hagen C., Disperati S.P., Hermanshya B., Shaheen I., Jan Q.M., Berloffa A., Khan R., Fakhre A., 2013. A humanitarian preparedness toolbox: estimating flood affected figures and exposure of livelihoods to future floods events, using freely available datasets. EGU2013 Proceedings, session NH 9.13.

2012

Paron, P., 2012. Geomorphological maps and concepts for non-geomorphologists: a review of opportunities and recommendations for future developments. Presentation at the IAG/AIG Workshop on Objective Geomorphological Mapping, held in Salerno 15-17 October 2012.

Guida, D., Cestari, A., Cuomo, A., Dramis, F., Palmieri, V., Paron, P., Siervo, V., 2012. The geomorphological informative mapping system of Salerno University: an overview. Presentation at the IAG/AIG Workshop on Objective Geomorphological Mapping, held in Salerno 15-17 October 2012.

Guida, D., Palmieri, V., Paron, P., Siervo, V., 2012. The Salerno University Geomorphological Informative Mapping System (GmIS_UniSa): application to a polygenetic Mediterranean landscape (Cilento and Vallo di Diano European Geopark). Presentation at the IAG/AIG Workshop on Objective Geomorphological Mapping, held in Salerno 15-17 October 2012.

 Cuomo, A., Dramis, F., Guida, D., Cestari, A., Palmieri, V., Paron, P., Siervo, V., 2012. Hierarchical, multiscale, objective, oro-hydrography mapping: from continental (Europe) at the national level (Italy). Poster at the IAG/AIG Workshop on Objective Geomorphological Mapping, held in Salerno 15-17 October 2012.

2011

Omuto, C.T. & Paron, P., 2011. Improved spatial prediction of soil properties and soil types combining semi-automated landform classification, geostatistics and mixed effect modelling. In: Geomorphometry 2011, edited by T. Hengl, I. S. Evans, J. P. Wilson and M. Gould, 83-86. Redlands, CA, 2011.

Paron, P., Vargas Rojas, R., & Omuto, C.T., 2011. Integrated landform mapping: methodology and application for digital soil mapping in Somalia. Poster accepted at the IAG/AIG Regional Conference on Geomorphology 2011: Geomorphology for Human Adaptation to Changing Tropical Environments Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 18-22, 2011

Paron, P., & Munro, R.N., 2011. Analysis of environmental change in the Horn of Africa using Historical aerial photography archives. Poster accepted at the IAG/AIG Regional Conference on Geomorphology 2011: Geomorphology for Human Adaptation to Changing Tropical Environments Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 18-22, 2011

2010

Paron , P., 2010. ACCESS-HAPA Analysis of Climate Change in Environmental and Social Studies through Historical Aerial Photography Archives. Africa Agriculture GIS Week, ILRI-Nairobi. June, 8-12 June (Winner of the prize for the most innovative medium for potential high impact).

Pre 2010

Berti, C., Paron , P., & Miccadei, E., 2009. Drainage geomorphometry for improved flood forecasting in data poor environment: Juba and Shabelle Rivers, Somalia. Poster presented at the 7th International Conference on Geomorpholoy, 6-11 July, 2009, Melbourne, Australia.

Pain, C., Paron, P. & Smith, M.J., 2008 - Applied Geomorphological Mapping (AppGeMa): a working group of the International Association of Geomorphologists. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 2008

D'Alessandro, L., Genevois, R., Paron, P. & Ricci, F., 2004. Type and distribution of rainfall-triggered landslides in the Abruzzi region (Central Italy) after the January 2003 meteoric event. Topical Symposia T-11.13 "Rapid moving landslide: monitoring, hazard and risk evaluation", 32nd International Geological Congress (IGC), August 20-28, 2004, Florence, Italy.

Miccadei, E. & Paron, P., 2003. Geomorphological analyses, through GIS based applications, of the Tasso creek valley (Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise, Central Italy). Proceedings of the "4th European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems", vol. 2: 496-497

Miccadei, E., Paron, P., Piacentini, T., 2002. Geomorphologic evolution of the Castel di Sangro plain (Central Italy) with GIS applications. International symposium “Geomorphology: from Expert Opinion to Modelling”, a tribute to Prof. Jean-Claude Flageollet, 26-27 April 2002, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.

Cecili, A., Barberi, R., Capelli, G., Miccadei, E. & Paron, P., 2001. Applicazioni GIS per il miglioramento degli schemi idrogeologici e la definizione dei rischi geomorfologici nel foglio 357 Cittaducale. Abstract IV Workshop sull’Informatizzazione della Carta Geologica d’Italia (Progetto CARG) - Qualita, Diffusione e Utilizzo dei dati CARG, Certosa di Pontignano (Siena), 26-27 Novembre 2001, 59.

Miccadei, E., Barberi, R., Paron, P. & Piacentini, T., 2001. The geomorphological role of the intermontane basins in the Central Apennines chain building. Abstract Workshop MURST - Uplift and Erosion: driving processes and resulting landforms. Certosa di Pontignano (Siena, Italy), September 20-21, 2001: 55.

Miccadei, E., Barberi, R., Paron, P. & Piacentini, T., 2001. The morphogenesis of Central Apennines (Central Italy): a contribution concerning the role of intermontane basins. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Geomorphology, Tokio 23-28 August 2001.

Other information

PhD Supervision

Paolo is supervising a PhD study by Mr. Alessandro Cattapan on ‘Dynamic sediment connectivity in Alpine catchments as a tool for sediment management at the river basin scale’. He co-supervised a PhD study on the Sediment Blance of Blue Nile River. 

 

MSc topics to be developed:

Topics on Unmanned Aerial Systems

Wetland ecosystem mapping in the Kafue Flats: using UAV images and object based image analyses (OBIA) software to derive fine details of wetland fringes in selected parts of the Kafue Flats, Zambia

Urban poverty and Water Quality form the air: can we link water quality and urban poverty from very UAV high resolution images of Maputo, Mozambique?

Urban water leaks detected from the air: how drone imagery can be used to detect water leaks in low income neighbourhoods in Maputo, Mozambique.

DRONAR Prototype testing: a SONAR mounted on a DRONE to assess depth of rivers and lakes

DEM generated using Kite Aerial Photography, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and terrestrial DGPS survey: assessing hydrological errors for hydraulic use

Topics on Coastal change evolution with UAV

UAV very high resolution DEM generation and analysis for monitoring coastal evolution

Coastal Bathymetry by means of drone videos and wave analyses

Topics on Flood zonation mapping

Floods and Vulnerability in the Lower Limpopo River, Mozambique: a multi-indicator flood vulnerability zonation using colour Orthophoto and Lidar data at 1 m resolution and Machine Learning.

Semi-automated geomorphological mapping of floodplains for flood zonation assessment

Topics on Sustainable Development and Mapping

Where are the poor and the wealthier? Machine Learning approach for urban poverty mapping: application to hyperspatial drone images. Comparing opensource OrfeoToolbox vs commercial eCognition software.

Spatial distribution of Sustainability indexes in Mozambique and Ethiopia.

How well are the SDGs progressing? Creating a Dashboard for global monitoring of SDGs fed with open access data and software (Google Earth Engine).

Topics on Wetlands and Deltas

Where and when did the mangrove change in the Western Indian Ocean? Machine Learning for timeseries analyses of mangrove cover in the Western Indian Ocean using GEE (Landsat + Sentinel + Radar/Altimetry)

Western Indian Ocean deltas comparative assessment: using Google Earth Engine (GEE) to define and compare the environmental history of the deltas of Tana River (Kenya), Rufiji River (Tanzania),  Limpopo River (Mozambique) and Betsiboka River (Madagascar)

The Dammed Delta Digital Dashboard or D4: how to monitor deltas development and compare their evolution during the past 30 years? Topics to be monitored and displayed using GEE: Subsidence, NDVI, NDWI/MNDWI, bar movements, flood extent, LandSurfaceTemp (LST), sediment plumes, rainfall upstream and 'on-stream', water quality (?), etc

Wetland delineation by means of Radar and optical RS: a comparison of radar, multispectral and visual image interpretation of wetlands using Sentinel 1 and 2 sensors and Altimetry. Case study on the Kafue Flats in Zambia.

Wetland delineation using Thermal remote sensing: experimenting new approaches in the multitemporal identification of vegetated wetlands in the tropics.

How are the Kafue flats wetlands evolving? Comparison of remote sensing hydrology and field observation in the Kafue wetlands.

Wetland ecosystem mapping in Uganda: using UAV images and object based image analyses (OBIA) software to derive fine details of wetland fringes in Uganda.

Wetland ecosystem mapping in the Mara wetland, Tanzania: using UAV images and object based image analyses (OBIA) software to derive fine details of wetland fringes in Tanzania.

Remote sensing assessment of soil moisture dynamics along the southern part of the Zambezi delta

Wetlands change detection in the Southern Zambezi Delta

Semi-automated fluvial geomorphological mapping of the Lower Zambezi River

 

Topics supervised or co-supervised at IHE

2018-2020                    

Drivers of change in the Zambezi River Delta. Impacts of dam operations and climate change in the delta morphology

Coastal topography by means of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

2017-2019                                       

The Influence of Itezhi-Tezhi Dam on Erosion, Sediment and Water Quality in the Kafue River, Zambia

A multidisciplinary approach to unravel the groundwater-surface water dynamics of the Kafue Flats, Zambia

Flood monitoring in a data scarce region. Case study: Kafue Flats wetland on the Zambezi River

Evaluation of topographic and roughness information from drone and side-view images

Vegetation-Hydrology Interactions in the Kafue Flats, Zambia. Improving Satellite Remote Sensing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Methods for Vegetation Mapping

2016-2018                                       

Spatio-temporal distribution of Mimosa pigra and its relations with ecology and hydrology in the Kafue Flats Zambia A multispectral satellite and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Approach

Hydrological alterations from water infrastructure development on the Kafue Flats, Zambia

2012-2014                                     

Long term land cover dynamics of the Shire River Catchment (Malawi, Mozambique): potential and limitation of remote sensing

Spatio-temporal analysis of land cover change consequences on ecosystem service values in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique

Water Quality Assessment of Agricultural Runoff in the Upper Mara River Basin, Kenya

Vulnerability of coastal mangroves in the Zambezi Delta to hydrological alterations

Innovative flood protection in peri-urban context in Thailand

2011-2013                                       

The Hydro-morphological Evolution of the Lower Tana River: 1975-2010

Environmental reconstruction of Mara River in Kenya and Tanzania : using remote sensing images and GIS

Landslide input to the sediment budget of the Blue Nile: A remote sensing analysis

Water balance of the Juba and Shabelle rivers in Ethiopia-Somalia : assessment of water balance components and water demands

2010-2012   

The Effect of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Cyclic Rejuvenation on the Floodplain of the Waal River, the Netherlands: 2D modelling

Landslide Susceptibility Assessment in the Upper Cimanuk Basin, West Java Province – Indonesia

Water Accounting for Water Allocation in Transboundary Rivers: Case Study of the Nile Basin

Evaluating the effect of land use changes on backwater effects at bridge crossings by means of remote sensing data

Estimating the water balance in the ungauged Omo-Giba basin

2011                              

3D Modelling for geotechnical investigation (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

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