The current situation

Rapid urbanisation and the increase in the number of inhabitants in already highly populated centres make cities fragile and vulnerable to extreme weather events and the increasing pressures of migration. Over 50% of the world's population lives in cities, which account for 2% of the planet in terms of surface area.

There are 12,405 square kilometres of hazardous water areas in Italy, 91% of Italian municipalities in 2017 are at risk of hydrogeological instability and 600,000 companies are exposed to the danger of flooding in Italy.

Our ambition

Increase cities’ water resilience capacity.

 

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MILLIONS OF CUBIC METRES OF WATER THAT CAN BE DRAINED IN THE TERRITORIES IN WHICH CAP OPERATES




How to reach the target

  • Build new infrastructure and optimisation and upgrading of existing infrastructure.
  • Implement measures for the management of hydraulic risks.
  • Support urban planning for sustainable urban drainage.

Watch the interview with Andrea Lanuzza, Director of the Technical Area

Our contribution

€ 173 million

ALLOCATED BY CAP, IN THE PERIOD 2018-2022 PERIOD, TO ENSURE THE ADEQUACY OF THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM




How

  • Expansion works on collection and sewerage systems to increase service capacity.
  • Replacement of sewerage pipes in order to limit leaks or reduce the infiltration of parasitic water that dilutes the concentrations of waste water entering the treatment plants, causing, among other things, problems with treatment cycles.
  • Extraordinary maintenance work or the construction of new diversion systems, also relating to first rain tanks for limit dischargers and accumulation tanks at the top of the purifiers.
  • Remote control of technological systems related to the integrated water cycle and installation of active monitoring systems on the dischargers.
  • Adaptation works of the dischargers.

2018 achievements

  • Creation of new diversion systems, such as first rain tanks and accumulation tanks at the top of the purifiers, which allow rainwater to be stored in case of heavy rainfall avoiding flooding.
  • Mapping and modelling of the sewerage system, which allows for optimal management of water and hydrogeological risks through the implementation of special campaigns to monitor the flow rates within the sewerage system.
  • Extension of the integrated WebGIS computer system shared with the Lombardy managers of the integrated water system.