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Emilia-Romagna Region


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Regione Emilia-Romagna

A brief introduction


In 2005 the Emilia-Romagna Government approved the regional Water Protection Plan, which represents the main tool to achieve the objectives defined by the Water Framework Directive by 2015. The regional strategy is based on an integrated approach which connects the qualitative and the quantitative aspects ("twin track approach"). The Water Saving and Conservation Program is part of the Water Protection Plan. The Emilia-Romagna Government has developed concrete experiences in the following sectors: Communication and Dissemination (Contribution to the Stakeholder Forum in the framework of EU Communications on Water Scarcity and Drought; National Water Saving Forum; Water saving campaigns; Water saving kit distributions; Water saving spots; Fairs, workshops, seminars and exhibitions); Water Saving Pilot Projects; Eco-Incentives in the industrial sector; New and innovative regional domestic tariff method; Reduction water losses. Several Emilia-Romagna case studies will be used as good practice examples of applied models of water saving and conservation tools.


All sectors (urban, industrial, agricultural, etc.) will benefit from the results, which will be transferable to other regions.  In the same way, Emilia-Romagna Region will benefit from the experience of the other partners, especially in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and water saving communication activity. A detailed evaluation and comparison between the different experience of partner regions will be done. The good practices collected will be supported by specific data and quantitative indicators/indexes. The innovative network platform model will represent a crucial tool to divulgate and to disseminate political approaches and experience about water saving and conservation topics. The policy awareness on water scarcity and drought will increase in Emilia-Romagna through the project, at every institutional level (regional and local).



Institution (EN): General Directorate for Environment and for Soil and Coast Protection of Emilia-Romagna
Address: Via Dei Mille, 21
Postal code: 40121
Town: Bologna
Country: IT
NUTS Level 2: Emilia-Romagna
NUTS Level 3: Bologna
Phone (office): +39.051-5276886

Fax: +39.051.5276991

Contact person: Katia Raffaelli – Emanuele Cimatti


This project is cofinanced by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme


The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.