Flood plan

Each winter, the Italian City of Venice--a collection of 118 connected islands--is besieged by flooding stemming from the Adriatic Sea's high tides. As a result, many of the city's revered art and architectural treasures have faced, for several decades, the severe risk of water damage. This article profiles the city's long-time effort to design a flood-defense system that would prevent further threats of damage. In doing so, it overviews the evolution of this effort, which began in 1987, and describes the challenges involved in creating a flood-defense system that can accommodate Venice's unique topographical challenges. It identifies how the 121-member project team is communicating the project's progression to Venetians.
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