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GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION IN CENTRAL ITALY PROTECTED AREAS: SUGGESTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE USES

IWRA World Water Congress 2003 Madrid Spain
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Author(s): PETITTA Marco

PETITTA Marco Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, Universita La Sapienza, P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Roma, Italy; marco.petitta@uniroma1.it


Article:

Abstract

This study proposes the inclusion of National Parks among the entities in charge of water areas of recharge of springs that are exploited for drinking water supply. Park Authorities might guarantee the conservation of these resources in accordance with the applicable legislation and participate in their management, with benefits for them and for users. The study describes the application of this proposal to the Gran Sasso Park, in Central Italy. Although current Italian laws enable this new approach to groundwater conservation and management, Park Authorities may not be ready to shift from guarantors to managers of land and of its ...

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