The City of Rome and its groundwater: from critical issues, to urban resilience opportunities

Francesco La Vigna, Isidoro Bonfà, Alessandro Gianni Coppola, Angelo Corazza, Cristiano Di Filippo, Gianluca Ferri, Simona Martelli, Carlo Rosa, Claudio Succhiarelli
  • Isidoro Bonfà
    Roma Capitale – Dip. Tutela Ambientale, Roma, Italy
  • Alessandro Gianni Coppola
    Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Angelo Corazza
    Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Dipartimento Protezione Civile, Italy
  • Cristiano Di Filippo
    Roma Capitale – Dip. Tutela Ambientale, Roma, Italy
  • Gianluca Ferri
    Roma Capitale – Ufficio Extradipartimentale Protezione Civile, Italy
  • Simona Martelli
    Roma Capitale – Dip. Tutela Ambientale, Roma, Italy
  • Carlo Rosa
    Istituto Italiano di Paleontologia Umana, Italy
  • Claudio Succhiarelli
    Roma Capitale – Dipartimento Programmazione e Attuazione Urbanistica, Italy

Abstract

This paper emphasizes the importance of groundwater resources of Rome with regard to its protection, and the associated issues. There are different tipologies of interference between human presence and groundwater in the city, ranging from the presence of water circulating inside the thick layers of anthropogenic deposits, the frequent contamination of groundwater, the presence of mining activities, the presence of archaeological heritage in underground or in low areas affected by flooding also induced by water table rising. Despite the various issues that are found, the knowledge of groundwater resources of Rome can be an important starting point to enhance its protection s and take advantage of the related countless benefits also aim to increase urban resilience.

Keywords

water city management, urban hydrogeology, anthropogenic deposits, quarries, contaminated sites, urban flooding, hystorical and archeological heritage

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