• knowledge transfer · capacity building · communication · dissemination · education


  • environmental flows : principles and applications
  • personal branding : career analysis · on-line profiling
  • project progress : internal team communication · stakeholders’ meetings


  • one-to-one sessions : side-by-side and on-line coaching sessions
  • public-speaking sessions : pitches · talks · tutorials · lectures
  • tangible materials : texts · lecture notes · slideshows · posters

Outreach track record

2016 | Not just storm barriers. Nature-based experiences in Venice at a glance

A collaborative project with the Venice Resilience Lab. A joint talk has been prepared for the audience in the congress The Sand Engine: Five Years of Building with Nature, 14-15 Sept 2016, The Hague. It offered an informed bird’s eye view of 30 years of nature-based studies and interventions in the Lagoon of Venice, a UNESCO World Heritage site. These aimed at restoring a resilient habitat in the aftermath of the storm tide of 1966. With the permission of the information owner, the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports — The Public Works Department of the Triveneto Area | The heading links to the article and presentation

2016 | Extending Lorentz’ network model for the Dutch Wadden Sea

Appointment as external supervisor at the University of Twente. It concerned an MSc research on storm-surge modelling in the Wadden Sea, the basin in the southern fringes of the North Sea. The project revisited and expanded on the ground-breaking numerical methods developed by Nobel laureate H.A. Lorentz in the 1920’s prior to the impoundment of the Zuiderzee, an embayment in the Wadden Sea, by means of the Afsluitdijk. Co-entor, advisor and reviewer of Mr Koen Reef who performed the study

related : testimonial of S. Hulscher

2016- | Building with culture

Building with Culture is a long-term project and vision. It advocates the enhancement bestowed by soft skills on the analytical and execution skills of practitioners and scholars in Civil Engineering, and not solely. Learned barriers may force people to limit the outreach of one’s own notions, ideas and choices. Hence, Building with Culture aims to encourage a versatility shift by dispelling the false economies and true hindrances caused by those. It is argued that training versatility is a desirable difficulty to overcome and an investment whose accruing returns deserve high consideration | The concept is freely inspired by the several articulations of the engineering approach Building with Nature

2015- | Unlocking the LinkedIn® potential for career development

Watermotion provides bespoke guidance to private customers in order to enhance their profiling on LinkedIn and leverage the attention within the existing network optimally. The aim is to make the professional assets and promises shine convincingly through the text. The focus is on helping the learner rephrase his/her experiential capital and empower him/her in the development of an own style. Self-reliance is encouraged by stimulating realisation and inviting application. This approach combines several sources of inspiration on public relations, business environments, personnel recruitment and personal development

related : testimonial of G. Cecconi

2014 | Introduction to tidal hydrodynamics

A 7-hour course for master students in Civil Engineering, given as a guest lecturer at the University of Palermo, IT. It covered learning objectives such as the tide-generating forces, astronomical and shallow-water constituents, long-wave celerity and tidal streams, constraints from bathymetry and boundaries. It included hands-on exercises with harmonic constituents and measurements. The workload corresponded to 1 ECTS unit

2011 | Risk-based coastal protection in the Netherlands

This study is an overview of how the Netherlands protect themselves from coastal flooding since the North Sea flood of 1953. It focused on the development of risk-based approach to flood protection through the VNK/VNK2 programmes led by Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch agency for public works and water management. The client’s visit to the VNK office was a part of this project | A project conducted at Arcadis Netherlands

2011 | Underwater sound propagation from seismic surveys in the Dutch continental shelf

Sound waves generated with air guns trailed by ships are used for offshore gas and oil surveys. A review study commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat North Sea included the abridged presentation of the principles of sound propagation in water, the different processes attending it, the interaction of sound waves with seabed sediments and with the water surface, and their decay in shallow waters such as those of the North Sea | A project conducted at Arcadis Netherlands | The heading links to the report (in Dutch)

2005, 2006 | Tutorials in computational fluid dynamics

Student support was provided for the hands-on assignments with the CFD software tool StarCCM, within the course in Computational Fluid Dynamics at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering in Manchester (Dr. D.D.Apsley)

related : testimonial of D.D. Apsley

2004 | Computer models. On model and code choice

This lecture was held within the short course on the hydraulics in waste water treatment plans, sea outfalls and subsequent dilution processes, held at the 3rd International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges. It provided guidance for an informed choice of the turbulence models available to reproduce the effluent mixing

1999 – 2003 | Environmental hydraulics | Assistant lecturer

Teaching and examination assistantship at the University of Palermo for the courses in Environmental Hydraulics (Prof E. Napoli 2001-2002, Prof G. Curto 2000-2001), Hydraulics (Prof G. Bonvissuto, 1999-2000). This included office hours and the preparation of tutorial assignments and of lectures notes,  resulting in the course textbook (ISBN 88-7740-385-3)

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Last edited March 2017 · authored by Giordano Lipari