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 […]

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 […]

An engineering approach to climate change: international and national experiences

How translate mitigation and adaptation objectives in specific planning criteria? Tools and methodologies in a seminar focused on water engineering: water resources, urban drainage, floods and the implications for climate adaptation plans. With the participation of CMCC researcher Paola Mercogliano […]

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 […]

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 […]

A multifunctional greenhouse to grow food and collect water wins the Best Climate Practices Award 2015

Announced the winner of the 2015 Best Climate Practices Contest on “Climate Change and Water Availability for Food Production”. The award ceremony on October 23, 2015, at EXPO Milano 2015

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 […]

River flooding in urban areas: a case study from Switzerland

A Regional Risk Assessment methodology for water-related natural hazards developed in the framework of the KULTURisk Project. The Sihl River case study: risk maps for people, economic activities, buildings, infrastructure and agriculture, natural and semi-natural systems, and cultural heritage […]

Adaptation in water and coastal areas in Puglia: released the report

Download the final report of the Pilot Study within the Orientgate project drafted by CMCC. An assessment of risks to water resources and coastal zones under climate modifications, including extremes, to mainstreaming climate adaptation into planning […]

2015 Best Climate Practices on Water Availability for Food Production

Send your practice from March 30 to July 10, 2015. Vote and share your favorite practice from September 1 to September 15, 2015 […]

Orientgate connected to the Climate – ADAPT platform

The project is now on the website of the EU Commission initiative to collect and share information on adaptation to climate change. Some information about the six case studies developed within the project will be soon available […]

Integrating Climate Change Knowledge into Planning: results and future perspectives

Six pilot studies, three thematic Centers, the key project outputs, and the OrientGate Data Platform. The final newsletter is online, with the editorial by Antonio Navarra, CMCC President […]

Land grabbing: water, energy and food security

It’s a matter of human rights and a source of concern for civil society, NGOs, international organizations and academia. A conversation with Marta Antonelli on large-scale land acquisitions […]

Climate change impacts on water and crops, an international school in Alghero

Agriculture, food security, water resources and strategies to face climate change impacts are some of the main topics of the event that, organized by The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC – Iafent Division) and Climafrica Project, is gathering in Sardinia leading experts and researchers from Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Russia, Spain, Sudan, United Kingdom and the U.S.A.