• Tuesday, November 3, 2020
  • 10:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Ecomondo Key Energy Digital Platform
  • Italian

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


The sediment resource is increasingly becoming strategically important in defending the coasts from erosion and the effects of climate change. In particular in the Mediterranean basin, according to recent reports by IPCC, INGV and ENEA, Sea Level Rise and coastal erosion will put at risk, in the coming decades, large coastal areas, cities and infrastructures, manufacturing, industrial, agricultural and tourism-cultural and naturalistic areas, extremely important as flying-wheel for the Blue Growth of Maritime Territories. The management of sediment resources in this context requires a broad and integrated vision that, in a logic of circularity and sustainability, it must tend to ensure the optimization, use and reuse, of sediments from the most diverse sources for the protection of the territories most exposed to marine entry (recommendations of the "Eurosion" initiative, strategies and measures of the "Bologna Charter" Action Plan, indications and good practices of the "National Guidelines on Coastal Erosion", UN Agenda 2030 objectives). The Conference aims to contribute in taking stock of recent experiences, good practices and new technological solutions for the management of sediments in the coastal and port areas,  to take stock of the application of Ministerial Decree DM 173/2016 one year after the activation of the Expert Observatory , and to represent recent cases of sediment management experiences in artificial basins in relation to the current regulatory framework and the most recent revisions of Legislative Decree 152/2006.   

10.00 Institutional Welcome and Introduction by the Chairs

Session 1 – Knowledge, tools and regulations for the management and handling of sediments for coastal nourishment

10.10-11.30 Chair: Roberto Montanari - TNEC, Emilia-Romagna Region

State of knowledge on different sediment resources for the management and sustainable development of the coasts. Updating of Annex 3 TNEC Guidelines
Paolo Lupino - former TNEC, Beachmed Association

Coastal surveying and monitoring - Analysis of user requirements for National Copernicus Coastal Operations Services within the MED7 initiative
Andrea Taramelli - ISPRA & IUSS Pavia

The Blue Economy in Italy: the link between entrepreneurship and the coasts
Marco Pini - Unioncamere

Progress of the application of Ministerial Decree 173/2016 in the coastal and port areas
Carlo Albertazzi, Regione Emilia-Romagna, representative of the Regions by the Observatory DM173

Integrated and strategic environmental assessments related to coastal defence interventions
Stefano Bataloni​, Massimo Gabellini - ISPRA, technical coordination TNEC

Effects of coastal protection works on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions
Luisa Nicoletti - ISPRA, TNEC

Questions/answers (15-20 minutes) Interaction with the public,

Session 2 - Resource, problem, opportunity: sediment management in coastal and port areas

11.55 - 13.10 Chair: Enzo Pranzini – GNRAC, University of Florence

Information and management systems of coastal accumulations for re-adjustment: reconnaissance of the systems adopted by the Regions
Luigi E. Cipriani - TNEC, Regione Toscana

Suggestions for mitigating sediment management issues in touristic ports
Lucio Sabbadini - Maritime Technology Cluster FVG

Industrial applications of innovative technologies for sediment management in coastal and port sectors
Giovanni Preda - Trevi SpA, Marco Pellegrini, University of Bologna – DIN

Technical and institutional synergies in the management of a coastline: the case of river Tagliamento mouth 
Massimo Tondello, HS Marine Srl

Re-use of Dredged Sediments: the case study of "Marina Sveva" – Italy
Marco Marinelli, Ingegneri marittimi, consulenti tecnici della Marina Sveva

Harbour of Marina di Carrara: management of dredged sediments in the port area
Ivano Melito, Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Orientale

Questions/answers (15-20 minutes) Interaction with the public,

Session 3 - Resource, problem, opportunity: sediment management in artificial basins and river courses

14.20 - 15.20 Chair: Paolo Lupino – former TNEC, Beachmed Association

State of the art on regulatory aspects for the management and handling of sediments in artificial reservoirs
Rosanna Laraia, Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee

Dimension of the sediments problem in large artificial basins, critical issues and examples of management cases
Rosella Caruana, Giovanni La Barbera – ITCOLD

Continuous de-sedimentation techniques for hydro power plant reservoirs
Giuseppe Tomaselli​, Enel Green Power

The management of sediments along water courses for coastal nourishment, between opportunities and regulatory complianceLuigi Diotallevi, Giorgio Filomena – TNEC, Marche Region

Questions/answers (15-20 minutes) Interaction with the public,

Session 4 – Multidisciplinary aspects of coastal sediment management for a sustainable Blue Growth

15.20 – 17.00 Chair: Lorenzo Cappietti - GNRAC, University of Florence

LOOP-Ports: network and experiences in circular economy in European ports
Diego Marazza, University of Bologna - CIRSA

ECOMAP - INTERREG Italy-Croatia: characterization of sediments of beaches and marinas
Elena Marrocchino, University of Ferrara - DFST

Critical evaluation of washing methods for heavy metal remediation of dredged sediments
Francesco Cardellicchio, Università di Salerno - GNRAC

Blue economy growth: the role of the maritime transport sector
Elisabetta Venezia, University of Bari - DEF

Application and management of the Ministerial Decree 173/2016. The experience of Toscana Region
Alessandro Bini, Regione Toscana - Settore Genio Civile Valdarno Inferiore, GNRAC

Arrangement and re-naturalization of the coastal defenses in the Municipality of Capoterra (CA), Italy
Alessandro Lai, SarLand Srl

Questions/answers (30 minutes) Interaction with the public

17.00-17.20 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)