Agriculture in Southern Italy: planning ahead to address water risk

Water management for agriculture is essential to tackle water stress exacerbated by climate change. A study assessed the vulnerability of irrigated agriculture in six irrigation districts in Sardinia, Sicily, Puglia and Basilicata. Among the authors, the CMCC researchers Serena Marras, Simone Mereu, Donatella Spano and Antonio Trabucco […]

Water, climate and agriculture: the case study of Puglia region

Over the past 60 years increasing water demand, population growth, urban expansion, and intensive agricultural practices in many areas have exacerbated the impact […]

Water Grabbing, the blue-gold rush

A book, a multimedia project, a journey to reveal what is happening behind the scarcity of water resources, and how climate change plays a decisive role. […]

The great thirst: science, innovation and business for optimizing the use of water resources in agriculture

It’s one of the manufacturing sectors that requires more water: how can we combine productivity and a more sustainable use of natural resources? Some answers arose from the collaboration between scientific research and companies. The Mutti case study, with the participation of CMCC and WWF, presented by CMCC researcher Monia Santini at “Labirinto d’Acque”, the 4-day events dedicated to water […]

Drinking Europe: the path of water towards sustainability

It’s a problem that concerns all 500 million Europeans. Floods, droughts, water scarcity have dramatically increased in number and intensity in the UE due to climate change. How we can protect and manage water resources in order to maximize their efficient utilization while minimizing the present-day negative aspects? The PROLINE-CE project wants to address these issues by the implementation of innovative best practices  and measures of land use and water protection in pilot actions […]

Assessing mitigation strategies from forest ecosystems

A model to predict the evolution and growth dynamics of forests including carbon and water fluxes while evaluating the potential role of forests in climate change mitigation. A study published on Forests by CMCC researchers S. Marconi, T. Chiti, R. Valentini and A. Collalti […]

Water management: from panaceas to actual solutions

Leading water researchers from Australia, the US and Europe to identify those factors enabling and preventing a successful efficiency-oriented water management. A workshop organized by the CMCC in Venice and broadcasted live via Go-to-Webinar […]

Copernicus Marine Week

A major event to present Copernicus Marine Service activities and achievements and discuss its future plans. The registration deadline is August 31, 2017 […]

XVI World Water Congress “Bridging Science and Policy”

An event to be held in Cancun, Mexico, linking water professionals and experts working on key global water agendas and strategies. Two special sessions focused on water policy and governance and water security organized by the CMCC Foundation […]

The water of the future: learning how to manage it

Two regions – Sardinia and Apulia – two stories to tell the World Water Day […]

How to find money to improve our cities (and protect them from climate change)

How much does climate change cost to our cities? It depends, but there are innovative opportunities and mechanisms to find adequate financial resources and invest them efficiently. All the details and key messages in the new report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) […]

The EWRI 2017 Best Paper Award announced

A special recognition for Prof. Donatella Spano, researcher at CMCC Foundation, for the paper “Correcting Midseason Crop Coefficients for Climate” published on Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. On May 23, 2017, in Sacramento, California, the award ceremony […]

Water and economic instruments

A lecture delivered by Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and CMCC researcher, on the economic instruments, such as water charges, water markets and water buyback, that can be used to protect water basins from overexploitation […]

Extreme events, changes in precipitation and temperature. A new study on Po river basin

How the climate in Po river basin will change in the next decades. Changes in precipitation and temperature, with the frequency of extreme events and a reduction of water availability in summer expected to increase. A study by P. Mercogliano and S. Castellari that can be applied to Italian river basins to prevent the risk of water crisis, to promote hydraulic security and mitigate the potential impacts of future droughts to energy and agriculture sectors […]

White drop: water, sustainability and energy nexus

Pianeta acqua second edition has been launched: on June 24-26, 2015, a focus on water footprint and water for transportation, energy, industry […]