Davide Danilo Chiarelli

Building 4a | Room — | Tel: +39 02 2399 6210

Email: davidedanilo.chiarelli@polimi.it



Davide Danilo Chiarelli (born in 1989) obtained an MSc degree in Civil Engineering in 2013 and worked seven months for Geoarbor Studio, a geotechnical society in Basiano (Mi). At the moment he is a postdoc at the DICA department of Politecnico di Milano, where he completed his Ph.D. in July 2018 with research based on Water and Food Security with the title: The Water-Land-Food. Among the main topics he is analyzing there are: sustainability in the use of natural resources (i.e. water and fertile soil), hydrological effects of land use changes and deforestation, and its related consequences as land erosion and mass movements, crop water demand analysis under present condition and considering future effects of climate change both on crop water demand and crop yields. He strongly believes in the importance of preserving our planet and its (its, not ours!) limited resources and how to achieve this goal it is necessary to start from a good knowledge of the problem and to educate future generations. With this spirit, he has been collaborating from 4 years to “Water and Food Security” Master Course for students at the 1st year of MSc degree in Environmental Engineering held at Politecnico di Milano, teaching water movement in the crop root zone, crop evapotranspiration models and agricultural systems