Dr. Giovannettone is an experienced hydrologist and meteorologist, particularly in the areas of remote sensing, statistical analysis, and modeling. While working as a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University, he worked in the area of hydrometeorology and used remote sensing data to study convective cloud formation over topographically rugged regions in Mexico and the Altiplano in western South America. While working at the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Davis, CA, for over 2 years as a National Research Council fellow, Dr. Giovannettone gained much experience in developing hydraulic models for rivers using HEC-RAS (River Analysis Software).
Dr. Giovannettone worked at the headquarters of the Institute for Water Resources (IWR) within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for four years and gained additional experience in integrated water resources management, transboundary river basin management, and statistical frequency analysis. He participated in several workshops sponsored by UNESCO and located in South America that focused on creating a drought atlas over Central and South America. As part of this work, Dr. Giovannettone developed a non-proprietary tool that is able to perform regional frequency analysis over an area and is capable of accounting for climate variability in the analysis. In collaboration with local experts, this tool was utilized using rainfall data within regions in Argentina, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Dr. Giovannettone was also involved in the climate change research program while working at IWR. As a member of this group, he helped facilitate a Permanent Task Group on Climate Change (PTGCC) within the Environmental Commission of The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) for 3 years. The task of this group is to consider and transfer knowledge of all issues related to climate change and navigation infrastructure to other PIANC members, which include national sections, companies, and international organizations and associations.
Dr. Giovannettone has published more than 10 research papers, assisted in writing several technical reports, and served as a reviewer for a number of professional journals. He is currently the president of HydroMetriks, PLLC, and has been in this position for 2 years. He is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in water resources engineering, a Master’s degree from Purdue University in atmospheric science, and a physics/chemistry for information systems double degree from Dakota State University. He is an experienced programmer in Visual Basic, MATLAB, and IDL.