Geological, seismic and soil survey


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The Corniglio landslideHydrogeological risk is the term commonly used to sum up the effects of a wide range of morphological processes which alter the natural landscape in a time scale ranging from relatively to extremely rapid, often with a negative or indeed disastrous impact on the local area and its inhabitants (towns, infrastructure, local businesses) and, as a result, significant social and economic repercussions. To define such phenomena as hydrogeological hazard and lump them all together under the label “degradation” is, however, inappropriate. In truth landslides (landslips and erosive processes accelerated on slopes) and fluvial processes (erosion of levees and floods) are largely natural phenomena; the same phenomena which over hundreds of thousands of years shaped the Apennines, built the Emilia-Romagna plain and channelled sediment to the Adriatic coast. Man’s frequently-mentioned influence on these processes is not easy to quantify, although some direct changes to the natural landscape (deforestation and inappropriate use of soils) and others caused by global climate change may have intensified the processes. In an area such as the Emilian Apennines, landslides in particular, which are numerous and widespread, are mostly attributable to the natural evolution of the landscape. Nonetheless, the fact remains that the burden of cost borne by society for hydrogeological hazard is ever increasing. Cost considerations are therefore one reason why Emilia-Romagna regional authority invests heavily in subsidence research, forecasting, prevention and mitigation activities.




Dott. Geol. Marco Pizziolo
telefono: 051 527 4210

Dr. Giovanna Daniele
tel.: 051 527 4622

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Servizi tecnici di bacino

sono strutture competenti per il territorio regionale, operano per la conservazione del suolo e la difesa idrogeologica


Servizio difesa del suolo, della costa e bonifica

svolge attività finalizzate a migliorare i livelli di sicurezza idraulica ed idrogeologica del territorio per la riduzione del rischio, in un'ottica di salvaguardia dell'ambiente e del paesaggio. Elabora normative, regolamenti, atti di indirizzo e controllo per le materie delegate

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Published May 29, 2014 — last modified Jan 18, 2018
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