Pilot project to combat desertification in the five Italian regions at risk

Short description: this project starts from the results obtained within the project RIADE, (www.riade.net), which has experimented with an innovative approach on issues related to protection strategies of ground water resources in the pilot area of Nurra, Alghero (Sardinia). The aim of this new project is to find a more detailed definition of the issues concerning ground water degradation phenomena with particular reference to traceability of nitrogen pollutants, by applying techniques using natural isotopes.

Title and acronym: Progetto pilota di lotta alla desertificazione nelle cinque regioni italiane maggiormente a rischio - Pilote project to combat desertification in the five italian regions most at risk

Dates: from July 2007 to July 2009

Location: Italy

Partnership: ARPAS Sardegna (coordinator) NRD-University of Sassari, DIGITA - University of Cagliari; Dipartimento di Scienze Botaniche - Università degli Studi di Cagliari

Source of Funding: Comitato nazionale per la lotta alla siccità ed alla desertificazione (Italian national committee to fight against drought and desertification)

Role of NRD: partner

Scientific responsible: Prof. G. Ghiglieri

NRD members and staff involved: Prof. G. Ghiglieri