Experimental activities

The project WARBO assessed the role that water charging may have to tackle diffuse pollution from nitrates (site test Mereto di Tomba) and salinity (site test of S. Pietro Copparo).

The project also tested how it integrates charging in plans for flood management, defining strategies of constructed wetlands to be implanted in the divert channels water, in order to have a water quality assurance (testing site ZIPR).


Site test Mereto di Tomba (UD)

Activity: Artificial recharge of groundwater in the high plains of Friuli in dispersion basins (gravel pits) which are representative of the problems in predominantly gravelly sediments

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Site test Ponterosso – ZIPR (PN)

Activity: Analysis of possible uses of waste waters purified through the introduction of innovative solutions for the recovery of treated water from the Consortium ZIPR

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Site Test Copparo (FE)

Activity: Check of the efficency of artificial recharge in sediments at medium-low permeability by monitoring the input of fresh water in the aquifer purified in unconfined and confined aquifer 1 to brackish water

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Experimental activities


OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale

Università degli studi di Ferrara - Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra

Università degli Studi di Udine - Dipartimento Georisorse e Territorio

Università degli Studi di Padova - Dipartimento di Metodi e Modelli Matematici per le Scienze Applicate

ARPA-FVG. Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente

Comune di Copparo.

Botti Elio s.a.s.

TARH - Terra, Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos, Lda