Veneto

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In Europe most small and medium-sized cities face problems with the mobility of people and goods. In many cases in these urban areas it can be noted that the majority of journeys take place by private car and that there is a low attractiveness of local public transport (LPT). This condition can also be worsened by the widespread offer of parking lots and parking places that further encourage the exclusive use of private cars. The PERHT project wanted to address...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The SOR.BA project had the aim of requalifying the springs of one of the most important spring-fed rivers in Europe, the Bacchiglione in the province of Vicenza, through restoration of its original habitats and the reconversion of the site, used until recent times for fish farming activities, to its natural conditions. The measures concerned mainly the reconstruction of the hydraulic system as it was prior to the establishment of the fish farm, on the basis of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The AQUOR project was conceived as demonstrative action aimed at facilitating the inversion of the current trend of overexploitation of groundwater resources and increasing aquifer recharging rates in order to rebalance the upper Vicenza plain’s aquifers and foster their sustainable use. The project area has an important underground water heritage, which represents the water supply for a total of 400.000 inhabitants of the provincial territory. Moreover this...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The most recent studies on climate change believe that the area of ​​the upper Adriatic will be characterized by an increase in average temperatures of the air and sea water, a decrease in precipitation, a greater frequency and intensity of extreme events as well as the rise of the sea level. The areas most vulnerable to these events will be the coastal areas that are exposed to the risk of saltwater infiltration in coastal aquifers, saline wedge intrusion, loss...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION Climate change is the survey context of the TRUST project as decisive factor within the surface waters and groundwaters management. In particular TRUST was aimed at quantifying the possible consequences  of climate change on aquifers and identifying adaptation measures through their artificial recharge to mitigate the impacts caused by drought and decreased availability of water resources resulting from climate change. The first project step was the hydrogeological...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION CARBOMARK is a pilot initiative which has led to test a voluntary carbon market in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, as a means of strengthening European policies to fight climate change and to reduce  greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This special market of “local dimension” – meaning the proximity of buyers and sellers – trades “carbon credits” which are intangible entities generated by activities that absorb carbon dioxide or avoid greenhouse gas emissions, among...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The problem of deterioration of heritage materials has become increasingly urgent due to: the increase of weathering caused by climate change and atmospheric pollution (as studied in several European Projects  as for VIDRIO, Teach and NOAH’S ARK); the current use of inappropriate commercial products and their fast deterioration; the need of a more sustainable management of the built heritage. Therefore, there is the demand to improve the current...