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BETA Studio’s staff presently consists of more than 30 professionals. The Key Staff is formed by Masters Degrees (MSc) with consolidated and extensive experience in undertaking water supply and sanitation, flood management, drainage and irrigation projects. The main expertise are focused on hydraulics, hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, mathematical modelling, remote sensing, CAD/GIS/BIM, environmental and social impact studies (ESIA), engineering designs, short-medium-long term investments programmes for engineering infrastructures, works supervision, institutional support and training, capacity building facilitation.

Sergio Fattorelli
CEO and Legal Administrator

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Sergio Fattorelli founded BETA Studio in 1977. He graduated from the University of Padua (Italy) in 1968, where he then became a full Professor of Water Resources Planning and Management until 2011. He has over 45 years of experience in the sectors of water resources planning and management, river watershed management, hydraulic engineering, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, environmental monitoring systems, water supply and land reclamation, assessment and mitigation of hydrogeological risk including the development of investment plans. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications in the sectors of IWRM and DRM.

 

 

Massimo Coccato
Managing and Technical Director

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Graduated from the University of Padua (Italy) in 1989. In 2002 he obtained his Post grad in Hydrogeological Hazard Assessment and Mitigation. He has extensive experience in planning, designing and construction supervision of DRR structures, including dams, urban drainage and WW networks, flood prevention facilities. He has managed over 50 water projects in Italy and abroad. He is the work supervisor of many hydraulic structures designed by BETA Studio.

Lorena Rossi
Finance and Administrator Director

MSc. Statistical Science

Graduated in Statistical Science from the University of Padua (Italy) in 1986. She has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, development and management of information systems. She led and was a member of numerous international teams for Technical Assistance projects in Italy and abroad. She has a considerable experience in working with Environmental and Water Public Authorities and Water and Energy Service Providers.

Agostino Avanzi
International Business Development Director

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Graduated from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2006. He has excellent knowledge of master planning and feasibility studies, design, and tender documentation. Agostino is an experienced Project Manager and his expertise includes flood risk management, storm water, land reclamation and irrigation and wastewater infrastructure planning. He is specialised in detail design of flood alleviation structures, drainage schemes, and multipurpose dams.

Francesca Ramazzina
Head of the Hydrological and Hydraulic dept.

MSc. Environmental Engineering

Graduated from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 2003. She has extensive knowledge in hydrological-hydraulic modelling and Climate Change analysis. She has managed and taken part in numerous integrated water resources management plans, flood risk management, water supply, irrigation and drainage projects, including master plans, feasibility studies and detailed design.

Marco Randi
Environmental Specialist and QA

MSc. Forestry Sciences

Graduated in Forestry Sciences at the University of Padua (Italy) in 1991. He has 27 years of technical experience on a wide range of environmental projects with emphasis on rural and environmental assessment, and Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies. He is responsible for running GIS applications including the management of the company’s database. He is also currently in charge of BETA Studio’s Quality Management System in accordance with UNI-EN-ISO 9001:2008 and UNI-EN-ISO 14001:2004. 

Maria Grazia Zappalà
ICT Manager

MSc. Statistical Science

Mrs. Zappalà has a degree in Statistical Science obtained from the University of Padua, Italy in 1988. She has outstanding experience in the development of information systems, database management and dashboards. She gained extensive experience in the calculation algorithms and customizing of the interfaces of the hydrologic and hydraulic models for IWRM, FRM and WSS.

Riccardo Bertaggia
Hydraulic Modeller

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Graduated in Environmental Engineering at the University of Padua (Italy) in 2008. Over the years, he has gained considerable expertise in the field of flood risk prevention through the design of water resources management solutions with particular focus on the detailed design of hydraulic works. He has been involved in dozens of studies for river restoration and flood defence projects. He is also part of BETA’s Construction Supervision department.

 

 

Marilena Segato
Senior geologist

MSc. Geological Sciences

After graduating from the University of Padua (Italy) in 1997, Dr Segato obtained her Ph.D. degree in Watershed Environmental Management and Methods for Soil Characterization in 2004. She has extensive experience in the sector of geomorphology, GIS application for hydrogeological risk and supervision of geotechnical survey. She is highly knowledgeable in the development and application of methods for studying watersheds erosion and sediment transport rivers and canals for irrigation systems by means of numerical models.

Fabio Vangelista
GIS Senior Expert

MSc. Geological Sciences

Graduated in Geological Sciences from the University of Padua (Italy) in 1992. He has large experience in the application of CAD/GIS tools. He has been involved as GIS data management expert in numerous studies and projects focused on integrated water resources management. He has wide knowledge in post-processing and application of remotely sensed data, and topographic and bathymetric data applied to hydrology, geology and geomorphology.

Augusto Pretner
Technical Director of BETA Studio Argentina branch

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Augusto Pretner is a civil engineer with outstanding experience in the coordination and implementation of large hydraulic and environmental engineering projects. Since the beginning of his professional activity in the early ‘70, he has managed projects focused on the design and optimisation of water and wastewater assets (resource, pumping, pipelines, storage and treatment works), pollution abatement, optimisation of water and energy use of pumping facilities, construction of dams for improving water supply, waste water systems, SuDS, EIA.

Juan Esteban Lucca
Hydraulic Modeller

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Graduated in Civil Hydraulic Engineering at University of Padua (Italy) in 2014. Mr Lucca, Spanish native speaker, is responsible for the projects of WSS, irrigation, drainage and flood management in Latin America. He is gaining day-by-day experience on hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, hydraulic infrastructures design for flood risk management, urban drainage, waste water systems and irrigation development.

Elisabetta Cudini
Senior Designer and Hydraulic modeller

MSc. Environmental Engineering

Graduated from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2002, Mrs. Cudini has excellent knowledge of urban planning for WSS services. She has been involved in water projects for which she has produced hydraulic models and designs. She is certified for provision of Environmental, Social, Health & Safety (ESHS).

Chiara Tonetto
Senior Hydraulic Modeller

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Graduated in Civil Hydraulic Engineering at University of Padua (Italy) in 2009. She is very well equipped in hydrological and hydraulic modelling. Mrs. Tonetto’s field of expertise includes flood risk management, water, stormwater and infrastructure master-planning.

Luca Montemurro
Senior Designer and Work Supervisor

MSc. Civil Hydraulic Engineering

Graduated from the University of Padua (Italy) in 1998, Mr. Montemurro has experience in the planning, design and implementation of drainage and flood risk management projects, urban stormwater management. He is the work supervisor of many hydraulic structures designed by BETA Studio. He is certified for provision of Environmental, Social, Health & Safety (ESHS).