Global Institute for Water Security

Academic Background

Nazzareno Diodato was educated at the University of Naples Federico II, and conducted postgraduate studies at the UCAR-University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. As the first man administrator of the Met European Research Observatory (MetEORBS) from 1986 today, Diodato focused agency efforts on restoring regional climatic dataset, modelling environmental variables, and delivering climate science information. Afterwards to the joining MetEROBS, Diodato was elected Fellow of the Royal Meterologial Society (RMetS), and was a committee member for 15 years on the CEM - Commission on Ecosystem Management of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. From 2012 he has been a member of the DIG-GEWEX - Drought Information Group of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (World Climate Research Programme).

Research Keywords

  • Climate
  • Hydrology
  • Water resources
  • GIS 
  • Geostatistics
  • Modelling


Diodato N., Ljungqvist F.C., Bellocchi G., 2021. A millennium-long climate history of erosive storms across the Tiber River Basin, Italy, from 725 to 2019 CE. Scientific Reports 11, Article number: 20518 articles/s41598-021-99720-z

Diodato N., Ljungqvist F.C., Bellocchi G., 2021. Outcome of environmental change from historical sediment discharge in a Mediterranean fluvial basin, 1500–2019 CE. Environ. Res. Communication 3 071002 7620/ac0b83

Diodato N. Gómara I. Baronetti A., Fratianni S. Bellocchi G., 2021. Reconstruction of erosivity density in northwest Italy since 1701. Hydrological Science Journal Manuscript 1-12 DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2021.1918696

Bezak N. (…) Diodato N. et al., 2021. Soil erosion modelling: A bibliometric analysis. Environmental Research 197, 1-16.

Diodato N., Ljungqvist F.C., Bellocchi G., 2021. Climate patterns in the world’s longest history of storm-erosivity: the Arno River Basin, Italy, 1000–2019 CE. Frontiers in Earth Science 9, 1-19.

Diodato N., Santoni G., Cevasco A.,  Fiorillo F., 2021. Damaging hydrological events during the exiting of the Little Ice Age in a highland area of Southern Italy. International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology 11, 136-165

Diodato N., Ljungqvist F.C., Bellocchi G., 2020. Fingerprint of climate change in precipitation aggressiveness across the central Mediterranean (Italian) area. Nature Scientific Reports 10:22062

Diodato N., Ljungqvist F.C., Bellocchi G., 2020. Historical predictability of rainfall erosivity – a new reconstruction for monitoring extremes over Northern Italy (1500–2019 CE). Nature-NPJ Climate and Atmospheric Science 3

Diodato N., Ljungqvist F.C., Bellocchi G., 2020. Monthly storminess over the Po River Basin during the past millennium (800–2018 CE). Environmental Research Communications 2 031004, 1-13

Diodato N., Bertolin C., Bellocchi G., 2020. Multi-decadal variability in the snow-cover reconstruction at Parma Observatory (northern Italy, 1681-2018 CE). Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 561148

Diodato N., Bellocchi G., 2020. Spatial probability modelling of forest productivity indicator in Italy. Ecological Indicators 108, 105721 S1470160X19307149

Diodato N., Borrelli B., Panagos P., Bellocchi G., Bertolin C., 2019. Communicating hydrological hazard-prone areas in Italy with geospatial probability maps. Frontiers in Environmental Science 7, 1-11

Diodato N., Ljungqvist C.F., Bellocchi G., 2019. A millennium-long reconstruction of damaging hydrological events across Italy. Nature Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 9963

Diodato N., Esposito L., Bellocchi., 2018. A First Regional-Scale Estimate of Climate-Driven Terrestrial Carbon Export in Boreal Catchments. Climate 6, 2.

Panagos P., Borrelli P., /// Diodato N., et al., 2017. Global rainfall erosivity assessment based on high-temporal resolution rainfall records. Scientific Report 7, 1-12. 

Diodato N., Bellocchi G., Fiorillo F., Ventafridda, 2017. Case study for investigating groundwater and the future of mountain spring discharges in Southern Italy. Journal of Mountain Science 14, 1791-1800.

Fiorillo F., Diodato N., Meo M., 2016. Reconstruction of a Storm Map and New Approach in the Definition of Categories of the Extreme Rainfall, Northeastern Sicily. Water 8, 330.

Diodato N., Higgins S., Bellocchi G., Fiorillo F., Romano N., Guadagno F.M., 2016. Hydro-climatic forcing of dissolved organic carbon in tow boreal lakes of Canada. Science of The Total Environment 571,50-58

Diodato N., de Vente J., Bellocchi G., Guerriero L., Soriano M., Fiorillo F., Revellino P., Guadagno F.M., 2015. Estimating long-term sediment export using a seasonal rainfall-dependent hydrological model in the Glonn River basin, Germany. Geomorphology 288, 628-636.

Diodato N., Guerriero L., Fiorillo F., Esposito L., Revellino P., Grelle G., Guadagno F.M., 2014. Predicting Monthly Spring Discharges Using a Simple Statistical Model. Water Resources Management 28, 969-978. https://tinyurl/com/yd67x7pp