Constructed wetlands as a multipurpose green infrastructure in Gorla Maggiore, Italy

Constructed wetlands as a multipurpose green infrastructure in Gorla Maggiore, Italy

Objective: 

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.

Potential impacts/benefits: 

  • 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).
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