Pilot Action Italy 1

Improvement of sustainable management of thermal natural resources in Colli Euganei area

The pilot action in Veneto region (Italy) will start from adaptation and testing of the common tool for integrated assessment of threats & pressures on main SPAs' resources (previously realized during the project) for the local SPA district inside a natural protected area (Regional Park of Euganean Hills), in the territory of the municipalities of Montegrotto Terme and AbanoTerme.

An in-depth analysis of environmental resources & impacts will be carried out by using this tool, including a monitoring system of water quality, characteristics, pressure and quantity (and possibly other elements). Environmental capacity of the area will be analysed.[1]

The mobile App, developed in the project, will be adapted to local conditions, including information on thermal water conditions and characteristics of sites around SPAs (biodiversity, geology, landscape, relationship man-environment, etc) for use of technicians or tourists /visitors.

The same App will be used for the training for local SMEs and stakeholders, by providing interactive information, awareness, guide to both technicians and users of thermal sites in order to better understand the environment around them and the impacts of thermal activity on it.

Also linked to the App will be the realisation of an Immersive room (with ICT, audio-video & kinetic systems), to be prepared as a training, information and awareness centre in a space inside the thermal area of Abano-Montegrotto Terme. It will provide experience on SPA sustainable management and its links with surrounding environment and resources, in order to train and raise awareness among users, operators and managers, but also to raise awareness and increase knowledge about environmental sustainability of thermal areas in tourists, visitors and citizens.