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Rising waters: Can a massive barrier save Venice from drowning?

5 Dec 2017, Yale F&ES

A retractable barrier designed to protect Venice from sea level rise and storm surges is planned to be operational by 2018. However, engineering limitations and cost overruns raise questions about the mega-projects that many coastal cities are relying on to cope with sea level rise in the future.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Dipartimento della Protezione Civile
  • Website: http://www.protezionecivile.it/
  • Contact:Head Of The International Relations Unit
  • Phone:+39 066 820 2911 +39 335 709 1787


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Italian Civil Protection Department
  • Website: http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it/
  • Contact:International Relations Officer
  • Phone:+39 066 820 2171 +39 320 43 26 124


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    National Civil Protection Department
  • Website: http://www.protezionecivile.gov.it
  • Contact:Head of International Relation Unit
  • Phone:+39 066 820 2911 +39 335 709 1787
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