Projects per year
My main research interest is the application of mathematical modelling to advance the understanding and support the sustainable management of human-environment systems, and in particular water resource systems.
My current research activity develops mainly around two topical areas:
Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis: to advance the development and use of statistical analysis techniques for investigating the propagation of uncertainty in numerical models (mainly but not exclusively in the environmental domain). The objective of my research is to provide methods and tools for model developers to enhance the construction and validation of their models; and for model users to assess the robustness of model predictions, and hence model-informed decisions, to the many uncertain assumptions underlying the model. More information on my activities in this area, including access to my open-source SAFE Toolbox for sensitivity analysis, can be found at: safetoolbox.info.
Water resource management: to advance and accelerate the uptake of simulation and optimisation models for supporting planning and management of water resource systems. My specific interests within this research area are: how to best handle multiple, potentially conflicting objectives in water resource management; the inclusion, treatment and communication of uncertainty in model-informed decision-making; the integration of new information sources, both data and model products, into water system operation. More information on my work on reservoir operation, including access to simulation and optimisation code, can be found at: resimop.info.
I hold a prestigious Early Career EPSRC Living with Environmental Change Fellowship, focused on "Robust and transparent planning and operation of water resource infrastructure” [EP/R007330/1].
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute Water Research
1/07/17 → 23/12/22
1/03/18 → 31/07/18
Assessing the value of seasonal hydrological forecasts for improving water resource management: insights from a pilot application in the UKPenuela-Fernandez, A., Hutton, C. J. & Pianosi, F., 23 Dec 2020, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 24, p. 6059-6073 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
How successfully is open-source research software adopted? Results and implications of surveying the users of a sensitivity analysis toolboxPianosi, F., Sarrazin, F. & Wagener, T., 1 Feb 2020, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 124, 7 p., 104579.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)20 Downloads (Pure)
Including informal housing in slope stability analysis - an application to a data-scarce location in the humid tropicsBozzolan, E., Holcombe, E. A., Pianosi, F. & Wagener, T., 27 Nov 2020, In : Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 20, 11, p. 3161-3177 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen Access