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Hydraulic Flood Wall

A "Hydraulic Flood Wall" is a unidirectional hydraulic structure to prevent urban flooding.


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    Short description of measure

    Problem to be solved: Urban flooding

    Goal, potential objective: To avoid the entry of nutrients from the water of the Po river into the lagoon

    Developmental steps: Process of permanent adaptation based on new technologies

    Instruments, implementation mechanism: Building plan

    Area of implementation: Local

    Responsibilities: Provincial administration

    Time horizon: Short term

    Economic aspects: Implementation costs are lower than damage costs

    Promoters, obstacles, risks: Professional planning necessary

    Side effects: Solution for a lot of other problems (rainwater management, biodiversity, economic aspects)

    Bridge to mitigation: No bridge