Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Venice acqua alta: "Mose" project to complete 14th C. floodgate vision versus Venetian Lagoon Ecosystem

Venice acqua alta: "MOSE" project to complete 14th C. vision of floodgates to defend lagoon? Will ecosystem survive?

These are questions being asked as one of the world's most ambitious engineering projects gets underway in Venice, which now floods Piazza San Marco 280 days per year.

On September 25th a two-day conference in New York will explore the subject. The conference claims to bring together scientists, academics and "experts" from Italy and the US to discuss M.O.S.E. (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico, or Experimental Electromechanical Module) — the project intended to protect Venice from floods.

To listen to the story by NPR click: Venice Billion Dollar Floodgates by Silvia Pugioli

For more on Venice click's Venice Travel channel.

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