Dr. Elisabetta Preziosi
Dr. Elisabetta Preziosi
CNR-IRSA, Water Research Institute, Italy

Title of the speech: A comprehensive monitoring approach to evaluate the impact of an urban landfill on a naturally reducing aquifer

Elisabetta Preziosi (currently Senior Researcher at the CNR-IRSA, Water Research Institute) has a long-term experience in groundwater monitoring and water resources management, including numerical modelling and geochemical characterization of groundwater. Master in Geology (1989), PhD in hydrogeology (1997) at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), she spent two years at the Mines School of Paris (ENSMP) in Fontainebleau (France) as a research fellow. After two years as an officer geologist at the River Tiber Basin Authority, Rome, Italy she joined the National Research Council of Italy in 2001. Principal Investigator or Team Member in several national or international projects focused on groundwater quality monitoring techniques and on the assessment of the natural background level (VFN-LAZIO, VIOLA) as well as on the impact of droughts on water availability (AQUASTRESS, SICCITA, SECLI), funded by EU, Italian public bodies or industrial partners.

Member of the EC Working Group “Groundwater” in the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive and the Groundwater Directive since 2005, as hydrogeology expert for the Italian Ministry of the Environment. Since 2019 she has been teaching the Groundwater Monitoring course at the Sapienza University of Rome. Current research interests include natural geochemical background values in groundwater; groundwater quality monitoring using a holistic approach based on geochemistry, environmental isotopes and bio-indicators; groundwater flow modelling in mountain aquifers.