water resources

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The objective of the EGIDA project was to promote the activities of the GEO intergovernmental initiative (Group on Earth Observation) by stimulating the involvement of an increasing number of stakeholders and users of scientific and technological communities (research centers, national and international agencies, companies) in accessing and supplying data and information through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), as well as in the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Water Framework Directive 2000/60/CE (WFD) is a key legal instrument of the European legislation to prevent deterioration of water quality, protect and improve the status of water bodies (rivers and lakes) and ensure  sustainable use of water resources. In the same vein the project INHABIT focused on the habitats as the key to understand the functionality and the ecological status of water systems. The project had the objective to integrate information...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Sustainable water resource management is a key aspect of the sustainability and ecological compatibility of  human settlements, especially in rural areas. In line with the objective to reach an ecologically good water status, foreseen in the water policy framework Directive (200/60/CE), the ECOMAWARU project was aimed to test an integrated water cycle management model in rural areas (stormwater and wastewater management in hamlets and scattered farmhouses...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Pollution of water resources is often due to an excessive concentration of nitrogen and phosphorus used in agriculture. A typical form of pollution is that caused by nitrates, a particularly soluble mineral form of nitrogen. The European Union, through the Nitrates Directive 676/91/CE, has been governing the use of nitrogen in agriculture since 1991. Protection of water against pollution in areas with high concentration of intensive farming activities is one of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION    Depletion and pollution of surface and underground water resources are becoming increasingly widespread phenomena.  The causes are mainly due to the increase in water consumption and quality deterioration of the water resources, phenomena linked to factors such as changes in the agricultural practices, population growth and climate change. In this context, managing and governing the water resource and its use is one of the main challenges to be...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION The LIFE GESTIRE project was conceived to face the need of an integrated strategy for the management of the Natura 2000 network in Lombardy, contributing – in line with the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – to the restoration and maintenance of a sufficient conservation status of the sites, habitats and species in a region like Lombardy, characterized by strong pressures related to human settlements and production, and at the same time by a high richness of natural...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION In recent years the city of Bologna has been affected in different ways by the impacts of climate change, in fact commentaries tell more and more often about damages due to heavy rains causing landslides and instabilities, floods and damages to infrastructure. To face these challenges the Municipality of Bologna  in collaboration with Ambiente Italia, ARPA Emilia Romagna and Kyoto Club, wanted to develop, through the BLUEAP project, a Local Adaptation Plan to climate...