• Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Reclaim Expo Room

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, TNEC, ISPRA, GNRAC

The importance of the sediment resource for the defense of the coasts from erosion and from the effects of climate change has increasingly taken on a strategic value in the last years, especially with regard to the Mediterranean, an area of very ​​high value of tourism, production, environmental and cultural heritage and with still great potential for growth. The management of sediment resources entails the need for specific protection policies, for identifying and characterizing the sources and the strategic reservoirs, as envisaged by the “Eurosion” recommendations, by the policies of the “Bologna Charter” and its Joint Action Plan, by the indications of the “National Guidelines on Coastal Erosion”. A differentiation of the sources raises the need to identify adequate management, regulatory and authorization systems to favor the sustainable use of the various resources in a complementary and synergistic way for the purposes of coastal management and protection, along with the principles of the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean.

The Conference wants to present on the one hand the updating of the work on the theme of sediments resource carried out within the National Board on Coastal Erosion (and the National Observatory being set up), on the estimation of availability from different sources, technical aspects and new technologies for their management, environmental and regulatory aspects. On the other hand, it wants to contribute to taking stock of the problems, on the part of public and private subjects, with regards to the application aspects and possible improvements to the current regulations, DM 173/2016, in implementation of Legislative Decree 152/2006 art. 109, in function of actions as most effective as possible of management and use of the various resources for the purposes of defense of the coasts, management of ports and waterways, for the Blue Growth, a sustainable growth combined with the objectives of territorial safety and protection of the coastal environment.


Section Chairs
Sessione 1 - Roberto Montanari (TNEC R.Emilia-Romagna);
Sessione 2 - Paolo Lupino (TNEC R.Lazio);
Sessione 3 – Paolo Ciavola (GNRAC UniFe-DFST)


10.00 Introduction by the Chairs

Institutional greetings
Salvatore Micillo, Under Secretary Ministry of the Environment (TBC), Maddalena Mattei Gentili DG STA (TBC), ISPRA, Regions Conference, Municipalities Representation, Rimini Municipality

Session 1 - the sediment resource:

National framework of the resources of sediments from different sources for coastal nourishment 
Paolo Lupino (TNEC)

Use of the sediments resources for the nourishment of littorals in erosion: main environmental aspects
D.Paganelli, P.LaValle, M.Targusi (ISPRA)

The national resources of sediments in marine relict deposits (provisory title)
A.Correggiari (CNR-ISMAR) et al.

Exploitation under public licence of marine relict sediment deposits for coastal nourishment and land reclamation
Diego Paltrinieri (Arenaria Srl)

Session 2 - governance and legislation:

The Technical indications for beach nourishment activities in the technical Annex of the ministerial Decree DM 173/2016
D.Pellegrini, C.Mugnai, F.Onorati (ISPRA)  

Sediment management in ports, from problem to opportunity? (provisory title)
Francesco Messineo (Segr. Gen. Autorità Portuale Napoli e Salerno)

The issue of sediments by the point of view of Marinas
Roberto Perocchio (Presidente Assomarinas)  

Sediments in the artificial basins, case studies in Emilia-Romagna (provisory title)
Enrico Dinelli (UniBo- Bigea)  

Protection of littorals in erosion by a good management of Posidonia oceanica coastal accumulations
L.Nicoletti, P.Borrello, C.Silvestri (ISPRA)  

Session 3 – management, issues, good practices, technological solutions:

Propositive and positive solutions for small dredging operations by Water Injection dredger
Jaques Van der Salm (DRAVO sa)

Innovative technologies with ejector devices for the sustainable management of coastal, harbors and marinas seabed
Cesare Saccani, Marco Pellegrni (UniBo – DIN)  

Some examples of nearshore sediment management along Adriatic beaches
Stefano Boscolo (La Dragaggi s.r.l.)

Buone pratiche di utilizzo della Posidionia spiaggiata per la difesa dei litorali (provisory title)
Sergio Cappucci (ENEA)

Round table - The sediments, from issues to resource:

New technologies, management approaches and proposals for upgrading regulations to favor optimal management and use of marine, littoral and from other sources sediments (offshore deposits, coastal accumulations, port areas, waterways, dams, river mouths, etc.) for purposes of coastal protection and adaptation to climate change: i) what is needed, ii) which issues, iii) which possible solutions and improvement proposals.

Discussion and Closure

Conference held in italian language