Alessia Rizzo

PhD Student
PhD in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science - XXXIX Cycle
Tutor: Feliciana Licciardello

August 2023 – 2026: PhD course in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science, University of Catania (Sicily, Italy). Research project: PNRR – DM n. 117/2023 – Inv. 3.3 in collaboration with Study center for Economics applied to Engineering “Nature based solution (NBS) for water treatment and reuse in agriculture”. Supervisor: Prof. Feliciana Licciardello; Co-supervisor: Ing. Andrea Barbagallo.

April 2023 – July 2023: Research grant on “Monitoring and hydrological-hydraulic modelling of green urban and peri-urban infrastructure under the research programme: INTERREG Italia-Malta 2014/2020, GIFLUID project - Green Infrastructures to mitigate flood risks in Urban and sub-urban areas and to improve the quality of rainwater discharges" – Scientific supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Cirelli.

September 2022 – March 2023: Technical and scientific collaborator, CSEI Catania - Study center for Economics applied to Engineering. Project: Development of a knowledge framework of the hydraulic and hydrological monitoring systems of southern Italy with analysis of critical issues. Drafting of the preliminary project of an advanced monitoring and predicting system funded under the PNRR with particular reference to  "AS IS" and "TO BE" documents related to the components "monitoring and modelling hydrological, hydrogeological and hydrogeological instability processes".

July 2022: Qualification as Agronomist and Forestry Doctor.

April 2022:  Master's Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (LM-69), University of Catania (Sicily, Italy). Experimental degree thesis: "Water Flow and Reactive Transport simulations by HYDRUS - CWM1 biokinetic model in a Horizontal Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland in Sicily". Supervisor: Prof. Feliciana Licciardello, Co-supervisors: Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Pucher, PhD Alba Canet Martí. Final mark: 110/110 and honours. 

September 2021 – November 2021: Erasmus Traineeship, Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control of the Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment at the  University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Wien (Austria). 

July 2021:  B2 Level (CEFR) language certification for the English language “AELS - NOCN Intermediate Level ESOL (B2 CEFR)".

February 2020 – June 2020: Erasmus +, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic).

October 2018:  Bachelor's Degree in Territorial and Landscape Planning and Protection (L-21), University of Catania (Sicily, Italy). Degree thesis: “Hydrological study of the Grotta Monello integral nature reserve catchment area with the Curve Number method”. Supervisor: Prof. Feliciana Licciardello; Co-supervisor: Dott. Salvatore Costanzo. Final mark: 110/110 and honours.

2015:  Graduates Scientific High School - Liceo Scientifico "Carmelo Caminiti", Santa Teresa di Riva (ME).  



Extended abstract in Conference proceedings: WETPOL 10th International Symposium On Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control 10 – 14 September 2023, Bruges, Belgium. "Simulation of the hydraulic behaviour of a treatment wetland in the mediterranen area using HYDRUS". Authors: Alessia Rizzo, Feliciana Licciardello, Liviana Sciuto, Giuseppe Luigi Cirelli, Delia Ventura, Alba Canet Martí, Guenter Langergraber and Bernhard Pucher. 

Extended abstract in Conference proceedings: IWA 17 International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, 6 - 10 November 2022, Lyon, France. "Water Flow and Reactive Transport simulations by HYDRUS - CWM1 biokinetic model in a Horizontal Flow Wetland in Sicily". Authors: Alessia Rizzo, Feliciana Licciardello, Liviana Sciuto, Giuseppe Luigi Cirelli, Alba Canet Martí, Guenter Langergraber and Bernhard Pucher.