Nicola Lamaddalena is Deputy Director - CIHEAM - IAM, Bari, where he has worked for more than 25 years on agricultural engineering and water resources management, with a focus on design, performance analysis and the management of large-scale distribution systems, new delivery technologies with associate modelling development under water scarcity conditions, and governance models of Water User Associations.
Mr. Lamaddalena served as Professor at the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy) from 2007 to 2012. He is the author of over 80 publications and a reviewer of several scientific journals. In 2015 he was Chairman and Special Rapporteur of the Task Team for the preparation of the policy recommendations on “Water for Food Security and Nutrition” (FAO-CFS 42, 2015). He is currently Vice President of the International Section Board on Land and Water - CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering) and a Member of the Ital-ICID Board.
Mr. Lamaddalena has a M.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Bari and a Ph.D. in Irrigation Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon.