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Habitat and ecological status: biological response to possible restoration measures in Italian rivers and lakes

INHABIT project final conference

  • The Final Conference programme is available here for download
  • The conference presentations are available here for download

On October 29th and 30th 2013, at CNR Research Area – Milan, 15 Via Bassini,– the final results of INHABIT project are presented. Two previous workshops (held in Cagliari on December 2012 and in Rome on March 2013) have only partially anticipated some of the key outcomes of INHABIT project.

The conference is focused on explaining how the obtained results can have an influence on the assessment of ecological status, with regard, among others, to the following themes:

  • INHABIT methods and approaches for aquatic habitat characterization;
  • evaluation of the variability associated to the classification and to the accuracy of the applied methods;
  • habitat aspects, also associated to the relation between water quality and water quantity;
  • biological response to habitat alterations and verification of effectiveness of measures.

Main results presented are also referred to the possible contribution of INHABIT project to some of the key remarks highlighted by European Commission on the analysis of Italian RBMPs, among these:

  • characterization of reference conditions;
  • HMWBs and GEP: proposals for HMWBs classification;
  • programs of measures: verification of biological metrics sensitivity to different causes of anthropic pressures;
  • evaluation of specific anthropic impacts.

The event is dedicated to provide useful information not only to technical water resources operators but also to land management officers, people involved in RBMPs formulation or operating on the field for monitoring activities.

The first day is dedicated to rivers, the second to lakes. Both days have an introductory session, a session dedicated to presentations focused on the category of water body of the day, a summary presentation on the water body category of the other day and a general discussion.