Santato Silvia

Edificio Porta dell'Innovazione - Piano 2 - via della Libertà 12 - 30175 Venezia Marghera (VE), Italy

+39 041 2346077

Silvia Santato is a researcher in water governance and adaptation strategies. For more than 7 years she has been working on topics related to non-structural adaptation measures (regulations, institutions and planning) to climate change in the water resources sector.
Silvia is a thematic expert in Water Management and Disaster Risk Reduction sectors for the Climate-ADAPT platfrom of the European Environmental Agency.
Silvia holds a PhD in ‘Science and Management of Climate Change’ from the Ca’ Foscari University (Italy) and has an academic background in Urban Planning and Environmental Policies from the IUAV University of Venice. She carried out research experiences on water resource planning and management in Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Germany and Australia.
She organized and coordinated summer schools and workshops in Sudan, Algeria and Italy, maturing an extensive experience in stakeholders and decision makers engagement. Silvia has been the project manager of Climathon, Cost-ADAPT and PLACES projects, funded by Climate-Kic.
Silvia contributed to the National Adaptation Strategy (special chapter on the Po river basin district) and to the National Adaptation Plan (chapter on water resources) in Italy.


  • The Water Abstraction License Regime in Italy: A Case for Reform?
  • Comparing adaptive capacity index across scales: The case of Italy
  • RP0206 - Economic impacts of drought on agriculture

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