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Expert NameMs. Anna Rita Gentile
TitleCivil Engineer
Telephone+45 21902456
Work ExperienceApril 2009 to date: independent consultant for the UNCCD secretariat. Assignment: assist the secretariat to carry out a regional consultation on the methodologies for the implementation of impact indicators. 1996-2009: project manager for soil at the European environment agency (EEA) in Copenhagen, responsible for the coordination of projects related to soil and the environment, land degradation and contaminated sites. Desk officer for Italy. 1993-1994: GIS and database adviser for the European commission in Brussels. Responsibilities: management, development and exploitation of the Corine environmental information system with particular reference to air emissions data. 1987-1996: project manager and senior consultant at TELESPAZIO S.P.A. and ESRI Italia S.P.A. in Rome. Responsibilities: use of geographic information systems and remote sensing applications in civil and environmental engineering; data processing and analysis. 1986-1987: free lance engineer at Tre Pi Progetti S.P.A. in Rome. Responsibilities: structural analysis, design and calculation of steel structures and plant components for the air-conditioning system of a nuclear power plant.
QualificationsMasters degree in civil engineering – construction section, university of rome “la sapienza”, 1986, qualification as engineer, university of Rome “la sapienza”, 1986 post-graduate diploma in environmental decision making, the open university, united kingdom, 2003 Other qualifications: Sanitary and environmental engineering, university of Rome “la sapienza”, 1991 Judgement and decision making for management, the London school of economics and political science, 2008
Number of Publications20
AwardsCAVALIERE DELL’ORDINE DELLA STELLA DELLA SOLIDARIETÀ ITALIANA (knight of the order of the Italian solidarity), awarded by the president of the Italian republic Giorgio Napolitano in June 2006.
Other ActivitiesFrom 1996 to 2009, representation of the EEA in: Soil policy groups UNCCD: member of the inter-agency task force on reporting established by the UNCCD secretariat; member of the ec delegation in UNCCD meetings. Soil thematic strategy (2003-2004): European commission inter-service working group on soil policy, advisory forum, technical working groups on monitoring and contamination (co-chair). European soil forum (1998-2003). European networks and initiatives: common forum on contaminated land, ad-hoc group on contaminated land, Nicole; Caracas and clarinet concerted actions; European soil bureau (JRC). European and international projects: DISMED (Italian cooperation), CLEMDES (FP5) among others. Register of chartered engineers, Rome since July 1987. The Danish society of engineers, Copenhagen since April 2008.
PublicationsCoordination, editing and writing of the European environment agency publications on soil and contaminated sites over the period 1996-2009: Editing and contribution to the European commission’s soil thematic strategy reports: (ec, 2004). Contribution to the reports: "Impacts of Europe’s changing climate- 2008 indicator based assessment (EEA-JRC-who, 2008), co-author of the soil chapter. “The status of health in the European union”: (Eugloreh, 2008), co-author of the section on contaminated sites. “Global environmental outlook 4”: (UNEP, 2007), reviewer.
DisciplineSoil Degradation
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