MODUS project

  • Date

    2010-2012; 2012-2013; 2013-2016

  • Client

    Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport - Venice Water Authority through its concessionary Consorzio Venezia Nuova

  • Categories
  • Country

    Italy - Venice Lagoon

Design and execution of monitoring activities aimed to define the chemical and ecological status of water bodies in the lagoon of Venice (Directive 2000/60/EC). Monitoring activities involved the analysis of water, sediment and biota samples, including eco-toxicological analysis and bioaccumulation measures. The project also included the design and implementation of the Inventory of emissions, discharges and losses of priority substances and pollutants within the Venice lagoon (Directive 2008/105/EC). Coordination with regional and national Authorities and Public Administrations on issues related to 2000/60/EC Directive implementation. The activities are also being carried out according to Italian relevant byelaws (Decrees 152/2006, 56/2009 and 260/2010). The services provided include: Design and implementation of monitoring activity; Chemical and eco-toxicological analysis of water, sediment and biota; Coordination of some thematic consultation with institutional Authorities and Administrations in particular on sediment issues and regulation, chemical water body quality and specific issues related to the Eastern Alps’ River Basin Management Plan (Environmental Strategic Assessment and Programme of Measures Report); Technical support to Venice lagoon water body classification. Moreover a specific Monitoring Plan was designed to monitor interventions related to Habitat and Birds Directive (92/43/CEE and 2009/147/ CE). The Monitoring Plan included the design and building of a Geographic Database referred to habitat and species included in the monitoring programme. For the period 2013-2016, beside the prosecution of monitoring activities on water, sediment and biota, the construction, installation and maintenance of two automatic monitoring stations, equipped with a multi-parametric probe for the collection of chemical-physical properties of water bodies is comprised

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