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Balancing Port development and Lagoon preservation: achieving a sustainable equilibrium is already possible

21 September 2023

On September 21, 2023, the event “Balancing Port Development and Lagoon Preservation: achieving a Sustainable Equilibrium is already possible,” a side event of the Bienniale della Sostenibilità 2023 – The MOSE era, was held, during which the results of the study “Channeling the Green Deal for Venice,” a project of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, were presented.

The project addresses the problem of the limited nautical accessibility to the ports of Venice and Chioggia by seeking scientific and operational solutions respecting the natural constraints, the hydrodynamic balance of the lagoon, the local water traffic, and the MoSE mobile dyke system. These specificities required studies conducted with an innovative approach that can be replicated in other contexts, integrating for the first time in Italy hydrodynamic and navigation simulation models in an iterative manner.

During the event, it was recounted how the evidence and technical-scientific data collected during the studies showed how it is already possible, through targeted management and infrastructural solutions, to increase port performance in terms of operability and navigation safety, while reducing the effects of the transit of ships in the Malamocco-Marghera canal by more than 50% of the annual volume of sediment eroded by ship traffic.

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21 September 2023
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SIDE EVENT The Home of The Human Safety Net | Piazza S. Marco