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LIFE RISORGIVE Conservazione della biodiversità nel comune di Bressanvido

The objectives

The general objective of the project is for the reinstatement and consolidation of the green infrastructure that consists of a network of resurgences, irrigation ditches and channels in the Bressanvido District (Vicenza– Italy). This infrastructure is located in an area with a strong agricultural (dairy farming) orientation: within this context the loss of biodiversity caused by the intense exploitation of the territory can be significantly reduced.

The project has an important role as a demonstration tool as it:
  1. highlights the important ecological role played by these green infrastructures for the conservation of biodiversity;
  2. quantifies the value that the ecosystem services of these types of infrastructure offer (increasing the attraction potential of the territory; increasing the resilience of the agroecosystem from infestations of insect pests which cause crop damage; increasing the carbon storage; improving the management of water resources);
  3. demonstrates the important role farmers cover in nature conservation, using resources supplied by the Structural Funds (i.e. EAFRD);
  4. illustrates how to manage the riverbeds of the waterways in a coherent manner that includes water safety and conservation of the biodiversity;
  5. shows the efficiency of the participatory processes involved in the execution of nature and biodiversity conservation projects;
  6. highlights the importance that the recovery of the resurgences has in meeting the aims of the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC);
  7. emphasises and enhances the potential role these green infrastructures can have in nature and environmental education.
The project aims to be a model for this type of intervention and potentially be repeated throughout all the resurgence environments in Europe, with particular reference to the Veneto-Friuli plain. The project, therefore, also aims to illustrate the approach and operating procedures to anyone, so that it can be copied in similar contexts; with this in mind informative material has been made available, each with its own reference target.


LifeRisorgive is a project by
logo comune Bressanvido
Partners of project
logo Consorzio di bonifica Brenta logo Veneto Agricoltura logo Aquaprogram
With the contribution of
logo Life logo natura 2000
Supporters of the project
logo Acque vicentine logo Latterie Vicentine logo PABAT logo Coldiretti logo Comitato Risorgive Bressanvido

With the contribution of European Union financial instrument
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Comune di Bressanvido
Via Roma, 42
36050 Bressanvido (VI) - Italy

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