Case study:LIFE REWETLAND - A WIDE-AREA PROGRAMME FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF SURFACE WATER IN THE AGRO PONTINO BY MEANS OF NATURAL PURIFICATION TECHNIQUES
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- 1 Project overview
- 2 Image gallery
- 3 Catchment and subcatchment
- 4 Site
- 5 Project background
- 6 Reasons for river restoration
- 7 Measures
- 8 Monitoring
- 9 Additional documents and videos
- 10 Additional links and references
- 11 Supplementary Information
|Project web site||http://www.rewetland.eu/life/|
|Themes||Habitat and biodiversity, Land use management - agriculture, Water quality|
|Main contact forename||Nicoletta|
|Main contact surname||Valle|
|Main contact user ID|
|Contact organisation||provincia di latina|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.provincia.latina.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/1|
|Partner organisations||Comune di Latina; Parco Nazionale del Circeo; U-Space s.r.l.; Consorzio di Bonifica dell'Agro Pontino|
|Parent multi-site project|
| This is a parent project
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LIFE REWETLAND (LIFE+08 env/it/000406) is a wide-area project for improving the quality of surface water in the Agro Pontino by means of natural purification techniques. In order to facilitate the introduction of these techniques in the Agro Pontino, the Province of Latina elaborated a project together with the Municipality of Latina, the Circeo National Park, the Land Reclamation Consortium of Agro Pontino, and the consulting company U-Space. The project, co-financed by the LIFE+ Programme of the European Commission, has been implemented for four years; during this period, four pilot projects have been carried out, good practices and guidelines for the introduction of constructed wetlands in the Pontine area have been elaborated, and a programme of future interventions has been drafted and included within the local wide-area strategic programming, involving 19 municipalities of the Province. The quality of the Pontine waters and the necessary interventions for its improvement are therefore the main theme of this best practice and the multilevel governance has been the key to its success. Actions: - Pilot project 1 - Filter ecosystem in the Circeo National Park - Pilot project 2 - Urban park in Marina di Latina - Pilot project 3 - Buffer strips along the reclamation canals - Pilot project 4 - Good practices of water management in a farm - Definition of the Environmental restoration programme for the Agro Pontino with its specific Action Plan, guide lines, 20 project sheets. - Environmental and educational policies (specific labs for schools on landscape and sustainable business management).
The achieved results have been: - a contribution to the implementation of EU policies related to waters through instruments, data and examples concerning the impact of widespread artificial wetlands; - a development of a participated process of environmental restoration; - the implementation of actions for monitoring the effectiveness of wetlands and buffer strips. - the awareness raising on the waters pollution of the Pontine Plain and on the application of the natural purification systems. The main direct environmental improvements that the project achieved have been the reduction of pollutants in the waters of the canals of the four pilot plants and the increase of biodiversity in the intervention sites.
Starting from the results of the project, the Province of Latina promoted three River Contracts of the Agro Pontino: Cavata-Linea Pio, Lake of Paola, Amaseno, Ufente and the Pontine Plain Coast Contract.
Monitoring surveys and results
- Construction of a shared strategy for a wide-area environmental restoration through a participatory planning process, combining the demands of local stakeholders; - cross-sectoral approach for the resolution of specific territorial problems; - Identification of solutions to local problems by involving multi-sectorial stakeholders; - promotion of public-private partnerships for the resolution of environmental criticalities; - innovative and effective environmental campaign for scholars and citizens.
Catchment and subcatchment
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Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos