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Venice

Venice: Challenges

Challenges

Despite of the 2003 report of the Ministry of Environment in which the territory of the municipality of Venice was not explicitly classified as an area vulnerable to hydro-geologic risk, a wide flooding took place on the 26th September 2007. It was necessary to appoint a Delegate Commissary to deal with this emergency. The flooding was due to unprecedented rain covering all the territory of the municipality causing a crisis of the water-drainage system.

Furthermore, the ancient historical centre is in danger of flooding. After the big flooding in 1966, when the Lagoon water rose up to +194 cm, the Lagoon water exceeded the +140 cm limit (of which it is considered a big flood) 11 times.

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