Venice Barriers

Peter Furtado looks at the need for urgent action and a major conference to save Venice from flooding.

The old debates about how best to save Venice from disappearing into the lagoon are set to move on to firmer ground this month as the Venice in Peril Fund calls a major conference of all those involved to share information and to achieve a holistic approach, perhaps for the first time ever. The aim – to achieve a benchmark of scientific understanding of the issues concerned – sounds modest, but the stakes are very high.

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