Daniele Ganora

Associate Professor (L. 240)
Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI)


Research interests

Extreme rainfall
Flood hydrology
Sustainable urban drainage
Water desalination
Water resources


Daniele Ganora is associate professor of hydrology and water engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. After his degree magna cum laude in Civil Engineering (2007) from Politecnico di Torino, he obtained the PhD (2010) in Water Engineering from the same university. He has been post-doc associate (2010-2015) and junior assistant professor (2015-2017) at the Politecnico di Torino, working on hydrological extremes and water resources. He has been scientific officer (2018) at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission and (2019-2021) tenured assistant professor in Torino, working on the water-energy nexus, with particular focus on energy use in the water industry and large-scale desalination. In 2019, he visited the Institute for Water, Environment and Health of the United Nations University in Hamilton (Canada) within the Erasmus+ program. Daniele is currently working on the water-energy nexus with particular focus on the upscaling of technological solutions to produce unconventional water resources. Other areas of research are hydrological extremes (flood, rainstorms) and the urban water cycle (sustainable drainage and wastewater treatment).


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Scientific branch

CEAR-01/B - Hydrology and Hydraulic and Maritime Structures
(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Research topics

  • Hydrological extremes: extreme rainfall and river flows, flood risk management
  • Sustainable urban hydrology
  • Unconventional water resources and large-scale desalination


ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
PE10_3 - Climatology and climate change
PE10_17 - Hydrology, water and soil pollution


Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Editorial boards

  • FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE (2020-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series


  • Hydrology and Society (14/11/2012-16/11/2012), Participation to the organizing committee

Other titles

  • Referente dipartimentale per le borse di collaborazione didattica (2019-)


Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Bachelor of Science

MostraNascondi A.A. passati


Research areas

Research projects

Projects funded by competitive calls

Projects funded by commercial contracts

Supervised PhD students


PoliTO co-authors

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