Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Zonta R., Costa F., Collavini F., Zaggia L. Objectives and structure of the DRAIN project: An extensive study of the delivery from the drainage basin of the Venice Lagoon (Italy). In: Environment International, vol. 31 (7) pp. 923 - 928. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, 2005.
The Venice Lagoon and its drainage basin form a vast system, where historical and recent cities, large and medium-small industrial districts and intensive agricultural activities coexist within a peculiar environment. The drainage basin constituted of an ensemble of tributary sub-basins with contrasting characteristics and freshwater fluxes; the hydraulic pathways are generally complex and not univocally established. With the main objectives to measure the annual freshwater discharge into the Venice Lagoon and to estimate the related load of pollutants, an intense field activity was carried out in the ambit of the DRAIN project. The 12 main tributaries of the drainage basin were monitored for more than 2 years (1998-2000), obtaining a relevant data set of hydrodynamic, physico-chemical and chemical data. Integrative investigations were also developed in a multidisciplinary approach, covering the existing knowledge gaps on the hydrology and behaviour of such a complex system. The paper describes the characteristics of the system, the selected approach to investigate it, and the main project outcomes. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2005.05.002
Subject Venice Lagoon
drainage basin
DRAIN project

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