The role and operation of rehabilitation and irrigation consortia in the light of evolving climate change, highlighting the structure and work of organizations in Campania, a window into the economic, social and environmental value of irrigated agriculture and an additional cross-section for which will be the water uses of the Campolattaro reservoir, the completion of which is the most important project in the Campaign of the National Plan for Recovery and Sustainability. Not only that: in Campania the Reclamation and Irrigation Joint Ventures have developed an advanced model of sustainable irrigation, focusing on the high technology they can export to Australia.
Talk about it in Naples in the Palace Stock Exchange during the event “The task of the practice of sustainability “Rehabilitation consortia and the challenge of ecological transition to overcome the climate emergency”, organized by Anbi Campania on the occasion of its centenary Conference on Venetian Rehabilitation from 1922 from San Donà del Piavewhen experts and politicians of the time codified forItaly The technical bases And Regulations from “Complete recovery” – or rather the reuse of excess water for irrigation, which has since offered the dual advantage of recovering swampy and swampy areas and water resources that were not otherwise available to agriculture.
“The country today, as then, had to develop. Today the urgency is the alternation of frequent droughts with periods of very heavy rainfall. It is necessary to restart the activity with sustainable interventions. “Energy costs put the country out of competition.” He said taking the floor at the beginning of the procedure Massive Garganogeneral manager of Anbi, after his institutional greetings Ciro Fiola, President – of the Neapolis Chamber of Commerce.
Recalling the role of Don Luigi Sturzo’s caliber characters during the San Donà del Piave Conference, which provided the guidelines for integrated rehabilitation action, “How much more water will be collected from the Laghetti Plan proposed by Anbi and Coldiretti ; “At least 1 billion cubic meters for multifunctional use: for agriculture, the environment, the production of renewable energy sources, social use and, if necessary, drinking water.” said Director Gargano.
The areas affected by the restoration cover more than 60% of the territory of the Region for approximately 900,000 acres in a total of 1,367,100. In addition, in the lowlands, an area of approximately 286,000 acres is served by sewerage projects – constructed and managed by the Joint Ventures – of which more than 16,000 acres are affected by sea level and require mechanical elevation with drainage systems. While 100 thousand acres are irrigated. “There is a clear axiom between quality agriculture and the effectiveness of land consolidation consortia,” said Anbi Campania, Vito BusilloRecalling the numbers of Reclamation Joint Ventures in Campania in his speech on the Consortium Commitment Work implemented in the regional territory.
Commenting on the general criticism of the consortium system, President Busillo replied: “Irrigation systems in our area are among the most innovative of all, intelligent systems 4.0, and are twinned with agriculture 4.0 itself and show us in future”.
“Campaign today can focus on sustainability by saving water, but not only that:” Consumers today demand sustainable as well as quality products and products from sustainable irrigated agriculture meet this consumer demand, “Busillo said. Finally, the President of Anbi Campania reminded that other bodies also contribute to the management of the territory and that in terms of restoration, the process of regional reform law must be unblocked, which must better frame the role of all bodies.
“There is still something wrong between the consortia, but that does not justify a generalized negative view that needs to be overcome.” he said, focusing on the role of land consolidation consortia in agriculture Nikola Caputo, Agricultural Advisor of the Campania Region. “The Campania Region is also considering new tasks for the consortia,” said Caputo. “With the energy revolution, of which Campania is the pilot area, the regional account is being shared with the Consortia.” And finally “We must push the regional bill so that the Consortia become organic bodies capable of strengthening our agriculture.”
In his duty to report on “Modern restoration for the defense and the sustainable development of the territory” Fulvio Bonavitacolavice-president of the Campania Region with responsibility for the environment warned: “Let us not allow ourselves to be influenced by the NRP “, expressing doubts about the functioning of the North-South balance in infrastructure and stressing the need to revise Law 4 of 2003 which” needs to be restructured in depth, also entrusting institutions with other tasks, such as of agricultural waste and the production of energy from renewable sources. A quality leap must be made. ” – he said appreciating the plan of invasion.
Specifically for the Capolattaro basin, Bonavitacola clarified how the Campania Region intended to proceed. Campania must recover 6000 liters per second. A good 3,000 liters per second will come from the Campolattaro tank and another 3,000 from the leakage repair in the distribution pipes. “The PNRR puts in only 208 million euros, but it costs more and the rest of the money is structural funds from the Campania area,” he said.
“For the total cost of the works, we reach one billion euros and 450 million are missing. That is why the Campania Region has given priority to the execution of water supply projects “. said Bonavitacola, explaining that the project would therefore be completed with the Structural Funds of the next programming.
The most specific investment strategy in the field of water supply in favor of the agricultural sector was at the center ofintervention from deputy Paolo Rousseau, recalling how the NRP maintains at least 40 percent of its financial resources to the South, stressed that the Cohesion Fund has unallocated structural funds that will be used within the current year for 12 billion 2014-2022. Regarding the formulas for recovering the delays, the Russian MP mentioned the institutional development contracts, following the model of Terra dei Fuochi. Not only that, for Russo a CIS for water in the South is being studied for Russo in which “I am confident that rehabilitation consortia will be able to meet the challenge with specific projects,” he said.
“I discovered the reality of the effectiveness of the Campania Reconstruction Joint Ventures, I was very skeptical,” he said, “recalling the strategic importance of completing the Campolattaro Basin supply project.” Pnrr. “said the MP speaking at the beginning of the process Pasquale sweater of the Agriculture Committee of the Parliament.
“The challenges we face are being overcome by the united country, with the rehabilitation consortia being the largest planning office available in the community.” said President Anbi in his conclusions Francesco Vincenzi, emphasizing “The need to implement the NRP through projects capable of providing services to agriculture and citizens.” Why, he noted, the cultivation of more land now, as allowed by European standards, but without sufficient irrigation resources, risks being in vain. “
On the subject: “Reclamators of the Bel Paese” offered an interesting historical picture from shutdown and pulse, Emilio Charlie of the Vallo di Diano and Tanagro rehabilitation consortium, recalling the topicality of the concept of integrated rehabilitation, which brings together the concepts of urban, hydraulic and rural rehabilitation. Charlie also stressed how rehabilitation consortia today deal with wetland protection.
Teresa Del GiudiceProfessor of Economics and Rural Evaluation at the Department of Agriculture, University of Naples Federico II instead he had the work of memory “The economic, social and environmental value of irrigated agriculture in the future of the primary sector“. The teacher stressed how 60% of Italian agriculture is irrigated and must meet the challenge to break the environmental cost of agricultural production by implementing the Farm to Fork and Green Deal strategies. All in a scenario that has changed profoundly since the war and Covid, who have redesigned a new globalization that has not yet been partially resolved. “Agriculture will also have to innovate on this historic occasion. Because food production is irreplaceable. And the circular economy will be the key to success. ” – stressed the teacher Del Giudice.
For the importance of “The management of collective irrigation in the agricultural season 4.0“It stopped the intervention of Guido D’Urso, lecturer in hydraulics at the Department of Agriculture, University of Naples Federico II. D’Urso recalled the role of Campania rehabilitation consortia in the development of a modern accounting water with the Campania District Irrisat program, which compares satellite water consumption with that measured in the sample of irrigated areas by institutions, in order to optimize resource use and make irrigation sustainable. This Anbi Campania system and consortia export to Australia thanks to the European Coala project.
To Alfonso Celoto of the Law Department of the University of Rome Tre, the work of memory “Current restoration legislation“. Celotto recalled that the recent amendment to the Constitution, which introduced the issue of the Environment, added the right of future generations to the sustainable management – economic and environmental – of environmental resources. An element that underlines and relaunches the action of the Consortium in this area as well.