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The water footprint as a tool for adaptation to the climate crisis: solutions proposed by the Sant'Anna School at the Legambiente Forum with a talk by researcher Rudy Rossetto on groundwater recharge techniques under controlled conditions

Publication date: 08.11.2022
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More than 33 billion cubic meters of water consumed in Italy each year and 130 billion related to the European water footprint. These were the central figures in the discussion of the IV Acqua Forum titled “L'impronta idrica come strumento di adattamento alla crisi climatica", organized by Legambiente, in collaboration with Utilitalia and under the patronage of the Ministero della Transizione Ecologica and Regione Lazio. The recently held event included representatives from national public and private institutions and universities to propose solutions to recurring water crises, such as the drought that hit our country in 2022.

Among the main objectives of the discussion: to make the consumers more aware about their water consumption and to propose some possible solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change in relation to water problems. About the latter point Rudy Rossetto, a researcher at the Crop Science Research Center of the Sant'Anna School, presented a report on groundwater recharge techniques under controlled conditions based on the results of the EU H2020 MARSOLUT project. The talk highlights the potential contribution of nature-based solutions recharge methodologies in addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.