Our staff of professionals

IRIDRA is an engineering firm with twenty years of experience in nature-based solutions and is composed by a multidisciplinary pool of professionals. IRIDRA is able to do all the activities required for the analysis, planning, design, and work supervision of solutions related to a sustainable water management approach.

Nicola Martinuzzi

Founding partner

Mechanical Engineer

Expert in consultancy, design and construction management of hydraulic systems, works and networks, treatment wetland systems, design with naturalistic engineering techniques, safety in construction sites and plants and development of sustainable water cycle management strategies.


  • Quality area manager
  • Design and construction supervision
  • Responsible for safety on construction sites
  • Health and Safety manager
  • Contracts
Fabio Masi

Technical Director
Founding partner

Environmental Chemist - PhD

Author of studies and research on constructed wetlands and expert in process sizing; PhD in Environmental Sciences; consultant and contract researcher; lecturer in international I and II level Masters; Ex-President of the IWA Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control specialist group. Vice President of Global Wetland Technologies. IWA Fellow.


  • R&D&I area manager
  • Design of treatment wetlands and other Nature-based solutions (NBS)
  • Project management
  • European and international projects
  • Water quality monitoring
Giulio Conte

Founding partner


Expert in the ecology of aquatic ecosystems. Partner and technical director of Ambiente Italia srl. Founding member of the Italian Center for River Requalification. Member of the Technical Support Unit of the National Observatory of River Contracts. Author of "Nuvole e sciacquoni: come usare meglio l'acqua, in casa e in città" (Clouds and flushing: how to use water better, at home and in the city). Ambiente 2008 editions.


  • Marketing area manager
  • River and aquatic ecosystems restoration
  • Water quality monitoring, bioindicators
  • Planning and elaboration of sustainable management strategies of the water cycle
  • Design of NBS for sustainable water management
  • Policy and legislation aspects

Riccardo Bresciani


Engineer for the Environment and the Territory

Expert in studies, process sizing, design, construction management of plants, hydraulic works and networks,treatment wetland systems for wastewater and rainwater, safety on construction sites, development of sustainable management strategies for the water cycle.


  • Head of the design service
  • Manager of the ISO 9000 Quality system
  • Design of treatment wetlands and other Nature-based solutions (NBS)
  • Design of wastewater treatment plants
  • Design of sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Design of natural swimming pools
Ivano Filippini



Expert in plano-altimetric topographic surveys, land registry and municipal practices, metric calculations, work accounting, constructed wetlands systems for wastewater and rainwater, assistance to construction site management.


  • CAD designer
  • Bill of quantities and work accounting
  • Assistance to the construction management
Anacleto Rizzo


Hydraulic civil engineer - PhD

Expert in constructed wetlands, natural solutions, green infrastructure, ecosystem services, sustainable water management, river rehabilitation and climate change adaptation plans for water management. Experienced in R&D activities such as data processing and analysis; writing scientific papers for research, development and dissemination; Europlanning; networking.


  • Design of treatment wetlands and other Nature-based solutions (NBS)
  • Advanced numerical modeling
  • Research, development and dissemination
  • Training
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Co-design and citizen engagement
Barbara Bonadies



Master's specialization in Bioclimatic Technologies for the design of the recovery of the built environment and in Ecosustainable Architecture, experience in the field of Bioarchitecture and Bioclimatic for environmental sustainability from the micro to the macro urban scale. Lecturer in Masters in Bioarchitecture, Speaker for courses in Bioarchitecture, contributes to the drafting of the first guidelines for sustainable building for the Region of Tuscany and various municipalities. Design and Construction Supervision for greenbuilding, European and national demonstration research projects related to the achievement of Environmental, Social Standards with aspects of experimentality for energy conservation and well-being of the built environment. Application in Nature Based Solution NBS studies for bioclimatic integration of green systems on buildings and environmental microclimate in urban areas, green roofs and walls.


  • Greenbuilding design
  • NBS architectural design
  • Architectural design coordinator
  • Construction management
  • Bioclimatic
  • Training
Giordano Fossi



Graduated in Agricultural Sciences, from 2009 to 2017 Vice-President of the Provincial Council of the Order of Agronomists and Foresters of the Province of Florence. Since 2005 he has been a founding partner of Elementi - Associate Studio of Environmental Design and since 2013 he has been a partner and director of Bios-is - Engineering and sustainability, a company active in the field of architecture, engineering and territorial planning and design. Expert in green planning and design for the various aspects related to the relationship between environment and territory such as river requalification, redevelopment and enhancement of areas of environmental value, urban and intensive green spaces. He has specific experience in project and study coordination activities, construction management, environmental integration, planning of environmental and territorial resources.


  • Design and construction supervision
  • Responsible for safety on construction sites
  • Reforestation expert
  • Naturalistic and landscape design
Linda Sabatini


Administration and tenders

Specialized in management of administrative flows, management of the organizational secretariat and management of tenders.


  • Management, processing and archiving of accounting and administrative documents
  • Organization of meetings, trips and company events
  • Checking and entering invoices 
Ilaria Principi


Biologist and PhD in environmental chemistry

Experience gained in the field of European planning for sustainability issues with particular reference to the management of water resources and adaptation to climate change.


  • Knowledge of the main EU financing instruments in the environmental and cooperation fields
  • Writing project proposals
  • Project management and project implementation
Kathryn Rivai


Environmental engineer

Graduated from the University of Bologna, with particular skills in the design of sustainable urban drainage systems and constructed wetland plants for wastewater treatment. Bilingual (Italian/English)


  • Design of sustainable environmental solutions
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Technical drawing using AutoCAD software
  • Geographic information systems (QGis and ArcGIS)
Alessia Menin


Environmental engineer

Graduated from the University of Bologna, with particular skills in the design of sustainable urban drainage systems and constructed wetland plants for wastewater treatment.


  • Design of sustainable environmental solutions
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Technical drawing using AutoCAD software
  • Geographic information systems (QGis and ArcGIS)
Riccardo Cilia


Landscape designer

Landscape architect specialized in territorial analyzes and the study of ecosystem services with a 2nd level Master's degree in climate change adaptation and mitigation methods. He follows urban regeneration projects with nature-based solutions (NBS), sustainable urban drainage systems, green and blue infrastructures. Develops and participates in dissemination and participatory planning workshops with citizens. He assists as operational director in the implementation of projects.


  • NbS landscape design
  • Construction Management and Safety
  • CAD and graphic design (photo inserts, renders, signage)
  • Facilitator participation and co-design with citizens
Michela Galletti


Landscape designer

With a bachelor and master's degree in landscape architecture, she has worked as a landscape designer since 2015 in Italy and abroad on projects for green areas and public and private urban spaces. Passionate about sustainability, already with 3 years of experience in designing cycle paths, she specialized in this area with a master's degree in Environmental Technological Design at La Sapienza University in 2022 and from that moment began to apply landscape and green area design to sustainable water management studies. In her free time she is passionate about botany, recognition of plant species, herbalism and humanistic themes that intersect with those of the landscape and the plant world.


  • NbS landscape design
  • CAD and graphic design (photo inserts, renders, signage)
Chiara Sarti


Environmental Chemist  

In possession of a master's degree in Environmental Chemistry and experience as a research fellow in the framework of a LIFE project. Currently a PhD student in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence, in collaboration with IRIDRA Srl and Cranfield University.

Paolo Armanasco



In possession of a II level Master in Management and Control of the Environment from the Sant'Anna Higher School of University Studies and Postgraduate Studies. Expert in territorial planning, environmental assessments and planning of environmental redevelopment interventions, use of the territory, urban green.


  • CAD design and graphics (photo insertions, renderings, posters)
  • Geographic information systems (QGis and ArcGIS)
  • Landscaping and tree evaluation
  • Data processing and analysis
Francesco Leone


Doctor in Construction Engineering

Graduated from the University of Florence, with particular specialization in the integrated modeling of environmentally sustainable solutions and constructed wetland plants, through the combination of skills in planimetric survey, 2D and 3D technical drawing and in work accounting.


  • BIM modeling using Revit software
  • Technical drawing using AutoCAD software
  • Estimated metric calculations and work accounting (Primus)
  • Geographic information systems (QGis and ArcGIS

IRIDRA Srl is a founding partner of Bios-IS Srl , an engineering firm expert in all areas of interest in environmental sustainability. IRIDRA Srl makes use, when necessary, of the vast multidisciplinary group of professionals of Bios-IS Srl, including (in alphabetical order):

  • Manrico Benelli: biologist, expert in the management of environmental resources and NBS in the coastal area
  • Marcello Cei: electronic engineer
  • Francesco Cintelli: geologist
  • Francesco Marinelli: civil engineer, expert in river planning
  • Giacomo Pecchioli: iengineer for the environment and the territory, expert in energy efficiency
  • Ludovico Susani: chemist, expert in energy efficiency
  • Giuliano Trentini: civil hydraulic engineer, expert in redevelopment
  • Graziano Pipolo: structural engineer
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