Venice Shall Rise Again
Engineered Uplift of Venice Through Seawater InjectionBy
- Giuseppe Gambolati
- Pietro Teatini
The city of Venice, Italy, has been subjected to periodic flooding, or acqua alta, for centuries. Venice Shall Rise Again presents a unique proposition to halt this flooding. Based on years of work and experiment, experts Gambolati and Teatini describe an innovative yet technologically simple, economically inexpensive, and environmentally friendly project to raise Venice by 25-30 cm over ten years by injecting seawater into 650-1000 m deep geological formations. This project would be conducted under conditions of absolute safety, stability and integrity conserving the unique artistic and architectural patrimony of this deeply beloved city. Beginning with a brief history of the Venetian Republic, Venice Shall Rise Again addresses the actions undertaken by Venice to protect the city and the lagoon from the sea and land attack for more than a millennium, including the MoSE project, a system of mobile barriers presently under construction. Detailed in its engineering details and ideas, but with enough background information and context to help the interested reader understand the concepts, this book will be of interest to all readers concerned about the fate of Venice.
Hardbound, 100 Pages
Published: October 2013
2. A brief history of Venice2.1 Origins2.2 Growth2.3 The glory2.4 Decline2.5 The fall
3. The Venetian Lagoon
4. Survival of the city4.1 Measures taken by the Serenissima4.2 Land subsidence, rise in sea level and acqua alta4.3 MoSE: protection from acqua alta
5. Anthropogenic uplift of Venice by using seawater5.1 The ideaâs origin5.2 The complete project and pilot projects for Veniceâs uplift
5.2.1 Prediction of anthropogenic uplift of Venice with completion of the project
5.2.2 Testing the full-scale injection project by a pilot project5.3 Safety and stability of Veniceâs uplift5.4 Can Venice be raised economically, in an environmentally-friendly way?