Water Supply Systems

Water network

Research activity

Advanced thermo-hydraulic simulations. Demand forecasting with artificial intelligence. Optimisation of the design and management of water supply networks. Heat Demand analysis. Pressure and discharge field-measurements.

Past works

  • Menapace A., Zanfei A., and Righetti M. (2021). Tuning ANN Hyperparameters for Forecasting Drinking Water Demand. Applied Sciences, 11(9):4290, doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/app11094290.
  • Zanfei A., Menapace A., Santopietro S., Righetti M. (2020). Calibration procedure for water distribution systems: comparison among hydraulic models. Water, 12(5):1421, doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/w12051421
  • Righetti M., Bort C. M. G., Bottazzi M., Menapace A., and Zanfei, A. (2019). Optimal Selection and Monitoring of Nodes Aimed at Supporting Leakages Identi cation in WDS. Water, 11(3):629, doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030629
  • Menapace A., Boscheri W., Baratieri M., and Righetti M. (2020). An efficient numerical scheme for the thermo-hydraulic simulations of thermal grid. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 161:120304, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.120304

Ongoing projects

  • TESES-URB (Techno-Economic methodologies to investigate Sustainable Energy Scenarios at Urban level)
  • DIADEM (Data driven Anomaly Detection for sustainable water and Energy smart grids Management)

People involved

  • Maurizio Righetti
  • Andrea Menapace
  • Ariele Zanfei


  • Faculty of Economics (UNIBZ)
  • University of Ferrara (Italy)