The City of Rome and its groundwater: from critical issues, to urban resilience opportunities

  • Francesco La Vigna | francesco.lavigna@comune.roma.it ROMA CAPITALE - Dip. Tutela Ambientale - Uff. Geologia ed Idrogeologia Ambientale - Roma, Italy. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2727-2017
  • Isidoro Bonfà Roma Capitale – Dip. Tutela Ambientale, Roma, Italy.
  • Alessandro Gianni Coppola Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
  • Angelo Corazza Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento Protezione Civile, Italy.
  • Cristiano Di Filippo Roma Capitale – Dip. Tutela Ambientale, Roma, Italy.
  • Gianluca Ferri Roma Capitale – Ufficio Extradipartimentale Protezione Civile, Italy.
  • Simona Martelli Roma Capitale – Dip. Tutela Ambientale, Roma, Italy.
  • Carlo Rosa Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana, Italy.
  • Claudio Succhiarelli Roma Capitale – Dipartimento Programmazione e Attuazione Urbanistica, Italy.

Abstract

This paper emphasizes the importance of groundwater resources of Rome with regard to its protection, and the associated issues. There are different tipologies of interference between human presence and groundwater in the city, ranging from the presence of water circulating inside the thick layers of anthropogenic deposits, the frequent contamination of groundwater, the presence of mining activities, the presence of archaeological heritage in underground or in low areas affected by flooding also induced by water table rising. Despite the various issues that are found, the knowledge of groundwater resources of Rome can be an important starting point to enhance its protection s and take advantage of the related countless benefits also aim to increase urban resilience.

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Published
2015-12-30
Keywords:
water city management, urban hydrogeology, anthropogenic deposits, quarries, contaminated sites, urban flooding, hystorical and archeological heritage
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La Vigna, F., Bonfà, I., Coppola, A. G., Corazza, A., Di Filippo, C., Ferri, G., Martelli, S., Rosa, C., & Succhiarelli, C. (2015). The City of Rome and its groundwater: from critical issues, to urban resilience opportunities. Acque Sotterranee - Italian Journal of Groundwater, 4(4). https://doi.org/10.7343/as-132-15-0159

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