SEMINAR – Environmental quality, coastal and port development: through eco-dredging, the necessary coexistence is now possible!

SEMINAR – Environmental quality, coastal and port development: through eco-dredging, the necessary coexistence is now possible!

Friday  22nd June –  ITS VESPUCCI

Main Theme:

“Environmental quality, coastal and port development: through eco-dredging, the necessary coexistence is now possible!” Organized by DECOMAR and DLTM

Executive Summary:

In the Italian port scenario, dredging is one of the main issues which creates too often an impasse situation. The main cause is the lack, so far, of an effective operating system which can guarantee environmental sustainability of dredging activities. In fact, technologies so far adopted have shown to be ineffective and unable to face such an important challenge. This technological failure has led to a series of regulations and indications aimed at limiting environmental damages, which however ended up paralyzing the entire sector. At the same time, we have noticed a growing erosion along our coasts, which affects 40% of them and compromises and erodes year after year the potentialities of our tourism sector, which has a unique potential in the global scenario. Several solutions could combine port development and fight against coastal erosion and may represent a turning point for the entire country. Thanks to this technology, Italy would benefit from the extraordinary opportunity to be at the cutting edge in the world sector of ecologically sustainable dredging. Eco-dredging, which combines the requirements of port development connected to trade with coastal tourism interests, shows that today the symbiotic coexistence of two apparently distant realities is not a dream anymore, but a virtuous reality, able to relaunch the entire sector of the Blue Economy.

Moderator: Andrea Zamariolo.

Period Time Item/Speaker
11.00/13.00 11.00 Gian Maria FARA (President Istituto Eurispes)
11.15 Davide BENEDETTI (President DECOMAR)
11.30 Silvia PAPPARELLA (Project Manager RemTech)
11.45 Silvia MASSIMI (SOGESID- MINAMBIENTE)
12.00 Francesca BENEDETTI (Expert in environmental law)
12.15 Maria Elena PICCIONE (ISPRA)
12.30 Giuliano GABBANI (University of Florence)
12.45 Final Discussion

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