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Organization
The Research Institute for Geo-hydrological Protection belongs to the Earth and Environment Department of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

Within the Institute the necessary skills are available that allow the investigation of the hydro-geological instability in all its aspects. Research commissions ("Commesse" in Italian) and modules ("moduli" in Italian) are active concerning the evaluation of floods along the main Italian rivers, the prediction and prevention of processes related to slope instability, to torrent activity and to river dynamics.

For many years the Institute has granted a service of scientific consultancy for the Civil Protection Department during flood and landslide events and its researchers have represented an important nucleus of the National Group for Prevention of Hydrological Hazards (GNDCI).

Nowadays the IRPI is centre of competence for the Civil Protection Department.