REWETLAND - Widespread introduction of constructed wetlands for a wastewater treatment of Agro Pontino
The project aims to contribute to the adoption of integrated strategies for a more sustainable use of water resources in the Pontina plain. It plans to launch a vast water management initiative that creates synergies between institutions and enhances decision sharing and participation. The project also aims to set up an integrated environmental enhancement programme for the implementation of constructed wetlands (CW) and widespread biofiltering techniques along the reclaimed canals network. The CW pilots will test the systemâ€™s ability to reduce water pollutants and increase biodiversity closely connected to the process of environmental restoration of the basin network of the Agro Pontino. An overall aim is to integrate specific objectives of sustainable water management with more general objectives of environmental enhancement. This aim will be achieved by: (i) Introducing a biofiltering system, through the reconstruction of the vegetation along the ditches; (ii) Increasing vegetation along the ditches to improve soil protection against hydraulic risks; (iii) Carrying out an environmental enhancement programme; and (iv) Disseminating results and involving stakeholders.