Olga Petrucci is a Researcher of the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) working in Cosenza Section of the Institute (Italy). She works on both triggering conditions and effects caused by damaging hydrogeological phenomena as landslides and floods. She carried out several researches on the occurrence of these phenomena, thus realizing a database which currently is made of more than 11,000 records describing the occurrence, during the last two Centuries, of damaging landslides and floods in Calabria (Italy). The results of historical researches that have been published reveal the occurrence of not widely known hydrogeological phenomena, thus contributing to the dissemination of information on them. Moreover, she has been working on the impact of these phenomena, even elaborating damage assessment methodologies. She is currently in charge of the Historical Archive of IRPI Section of Cosenza and is author of several articles published on international journals and books also available on Google Books.