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Miss Daniella Montali-Ashworth MEng

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Daniella Montali-Ashworth, Postgraduate research student within Engineering and Physical Sciences, Water and Environment Engineering Group and member of the International Centre for Ecohydraulics Research at the University of Southampton


Studied Civil Engineering to Masters level (2010-2014) at the University of Southampton. Progressing to an iPhD seeking to develop a novel low-cost fish pass solution for triangular profile gauging weirs

Research to date includes:



My research topic focusses on the application of flexible bristles on triangular profile weirs to improve fish passage, aiding in the fulfilment of criteria stipulated by the Water Framework Directive in creating increased river connectivity. This topic investigates fundamental theories regarding the effect of flexible bristles on flow velocities at supercritical flow conditions using hydrometric trials in the field for validation. Determination of the design’s efficiency with regards to fish passage is also of interest.



Research interests

My research interests are largely in the field of hydraulic engineering and its practical applications with regards to fish passage. In particular I am interested in the effect of vegetative resistance on flow velocities at supercritical flow, as experienced in steep channels.

Miss Daniella Montali-Ashworth
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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