The Acqua Campus is the research branch of the Italian Irrigation Board “Canale Emiliano Romagnolo” where researchers want to study the capacity of agriculture to adapt to climate change.
What studies and activities are being carried out?
What steps do farmers need to take to solve climate change problems?
Watch the interview with Francesco Cavazza, Researcher at Acqua Campus
CO-DIRECTOR EMERITUS, JOINT PROGRAM ON THE SCIENCE AND POLICY OF GLOBAL CHANGE
SENIOR LECTURER, SLOAN SCHOOL AT MIT
Prior to joining MIT in 1998, John Reilly spent 12 years with the Economic Research Service of USDA. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin.
Much of Dr. Reilly’s 40-year research career has focused on climate change, including agriculture and land use emissions and carbon dioxide sinks, as well as the potential effects of climate change on agriculture.
AGRONOMIST AND AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST, ACQUACAMPUS
Francesco Cavazza is an agronomist and agricultural economist at Acquacampus, the research unit of the Canale Emiliano Romagnolo. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Agriculture, he carried out his PhD at the University of Bologna, focusing on the use of Decision Support System for irrigation and water management. Currently, Francesco’s work is entirely dedicated to irrigation and water management, with a focus on the development and estimation of irrigation and climate indicators, economic analysis, and nature-based solutions for water management in agriculture.
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION AND LEADERSHIP, SIGNPOST PROGRAMME
Tom O’Dwyer holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from University College Dublin, a Master’s in Business Administration and a PhD in Business Administration from the Waterford Institute of Technology.
In his current role, Tom is responsible for the national development, implementation and leadership of the Signpost Programme, the goal of which is to lead and support farmers in climate action. Over his 27-year career with Teagasc, he has held a number of previous roles, including Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer, Regional Manager, Dairy Specialist and REPS Adviser.
PRESIDENT OF ENAJ, THE EUROPEAN NETWORK OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISTS
Lisa Bellocchi has been a well-known personality on Italian television for 30 years, as she has hosted the news programmes of Emilia Romagna and national programmes such as «Italia Agricoltura» and «Prodotto Italia».
In September 2021, Lisa was elected President of ENAJ, the European Network of Agricultural Journalists, which brings together some 3500 specialized professionals from 27 countries. She is President of the Association of Agricultural, Agri-food and Environmental Journalists of Emilia Romagna -Marche-Umbria.