LIFE Programme

Life Aquor - Provincia di Vicenza

Provincia di Vicenza

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The project motivations

The need to implement the project's activities grows out of the following environmental problems: groundwater resources of the upper Vicenza's plain are gradually decreasing (about – 3,8 cm in a year, it's equal to about -1,30 m in 35 years).


The documented effects of water table's lowering are various (and with different seriousness):


The causes of this general lowering are located in several interconnected phenomena:


The high urbanization level of the Po valley and the project area produces a critical environmental situation: the water courses' natural ability of dispersion and infiltration is partially lost and irrecoverable.

Therefore the partial recovery of rivers' natural recharge capacity must be linked with artificial recharging strategy for the groundwater layer rebalance.

Suitable raising awareness on water saving can support reduction in consumption and also groundwater layer rebalance.

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