Constructed wetlands as a multipurpose green infrastructure in Gorla Maggiore, Italy
Testing the feasibility of a green infrastructure, instead of a traditional grey infrastructure, to treat sewage overflows, and investigating the multiple benefits that the green infrastructure provides and its relevance for water management.
- Improved management of water resources for the benefit of people and biodiversity.
- Providing evidence that green infrastructures, besides complying with the existing water regulations, provide additional services.
- Providing the regional government, the main sponsor of the infrastructure, with a cost-benefit analysis that can be replicated to analyse the potential impact of this kind of intervention in other locations.
- Showing the perspective of different groups of stakeholders (local residents, municipality, water & environmental managers, experts and NGOs).