Matteo Rolle

Research Assistant

Politecnico di Torino

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente,

del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture Duca degli Abruzzi, 24

10129, Torino, Italy

Tel.: +39-011-090-5608


Born in Lanzo Torinese(TO), 10th March 1987

  • November 2020: State examination. Professional qualification as environmental engineer. Chartered to the Turin engineering association “Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Torino”.
  • From November 2018: Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (DIATI), Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 (Italy). Research main topics: irrigation volumes assessment, classification of crop maps and irrigated  lands with remote sensing
  • October 2018: MSc. Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 (Italy).  Thesis: “The water footprint of tourism”. Supervisors: Francesco Laio, Luca Ridolfi.


  • From August 2019: Drone pilot for critical operations. CRO patent, Training at Alpha Lima Aviation (Turin), Listed as ENAC operator.
  • October 2019 – January 2021: Tutoring activity for the master’s degree “Hydrology” course. Professor in charge: Stefania Tamea. Academic years: 2019/2020, 2020/2021.
  • February 2017 – July 2017: Internship at “Regione Piemonte”, project “Una Buona Occasione”.  Main topics: Water and food security, virtual water, water grabbing, scientific dissemination activity, statistical surveys. Internship tutor: Roberto Corgnati. Academic tutor: Francesco Laio.


  • Rolle, M., Tamea, S., and Claps, P., Climate-driven trends in agricultural water requirement: an ERA5-based assessment at daily scale over 50 years, Environmental Research Letters. In preparation article.
  • Rolle M, Tamea S, Claps P (2021) ERA5-based global assessment of irrigation requirement and validation. PLOS ONE 16(4): e0250979.


  • Rolle, M., Tamea, S., and Claps, P., 2021: Stima dei fabbisogni irrigui mediante bilancio idrologico a larga scala, XXXVII Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, Reggio Calabria 7-9 Sep 2020 (postponed 14-16 Jun 2021, online). Conference proceeding under publication.
  • Rolle, M., Tamea, S., and Claps, P.: Spatio-temporal variability of global crop water requirement, during 1950-2020, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-15698,, 2021.
  • Rolle, M., Tamea, S., and Claps, P.: Climate-Driven Assessment of Global Irrigation Requirement, Using Satellite-Based ERA5 Reanalysis Dataset. Online event organized by ESA, GEWEX, EC (DG-RTD), UNESCO, CNES, CNRS/IPSL and the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin (16-19 Nov 2020).
  • Rolle, M., Tamea, S., and Claps, P.: Improved large-scale crop water requirement estimation through new high-resolution reanalysis dataset, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-19289,, 2020.


  • Tamea, S., Tuninetti, M. and Rolle, M., 2020. Green and Blue water use for Agricultural Production: volumes and efficiencies. In: Distefano, T., ed., Water Resources and Economic Processes. Routledge, pp.78-97.