Defending Venice and its cultural heritage from floods

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): Italy - government

Date: 06 Oct 2011

Location: Geneva (Switzerland)

Venue: Palais des Nations - UNOG Library, Loans Room, 1st floor


  • Description

  • Is Venice sinking? The courageous Venetians have been dealing with water for more than a thousand years. Now, more than ever, they are determined to defend their City and their prestigious cultural heritage from periodic floods. Top Venetian experts will illustrate “MOSE”, the colossal engineering project now under way to save Venice.


    • Environmental dynamics from the time of Repubblica Serenissima to the present.
    • “MOSE” infrastructure works
    • Environmental awareness

  • How to register

  • By invitation