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2.81 out of 5
WWF Country Risk Score
77 out of 248 Countries
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Total Organizations: 14
Total Projects: 23
Priority SDGs: --
Priority Regions: --
Priority Industries: --
Organization Types:
NGO / Civil Society
International Organization
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Utility / Water Service Provider
Profile Completion: 9%

Water-Related Challenge Costs

Total annual estimated cost to address all water-related challenges: $9,807,163,587.00

Share of total annual estimated cost to address each individual challenge (2015 $USD):

  • Access to Drinking Water: $362,501,739.00 - [4%]
  • Access to Sanitation: $394,312,115.00 - [4%]
  • Industrial Pollution: $544,013,992.00 - [6%]
  • Agricultural Pollution: $939,222,188.00 - [10%]
  • Water Scarcity: $5,932,586,288.00 - [60%]
  • Water Management: $1,634,527,264.00 - [17%]

For more about this data, see information on WRI’s Achieving Abundance dataset here.

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Organizations in Italy

A2A is an Italian multi-utility and a leader in the sectors of energy, environment, heat and networks. With over 12,000 employees, we are one of the leading Italian multi-utility companies. We look to the future with competence and responsibility thanks … Learn More

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Our mission is to build brands that people love because we believe elevating human … Learn More

To create and implement innovative, environmentally friendly wastewater treatment and reuse solutions for any situation anywhere in the world. System O)) are various certified wastewater treatment solutions in terms of performance by the United States, Canada, Europe, and many others. … Learn More

Enel is an Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas. Learn More

FEDITALIASERVIZI is an International Organization as a Bilateral Body dedicated to Institutional and Social Cooperation at an International level. Among the main objectives is the creation of a vast network of Social and Institutional Cooperation. This in itself implies collaboration … Learn More

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company – with three world-leading businesses – that researches, develops and manufactures innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Fresh water is critical to achieving universal health coverage, to providing sanitation facilities, and … Learn More

Hera (Holding Energia Risorse Ambiente, Energy Resource Environment Holdings) is a multiutility company based in Bologna, Italy. Hera operates in the distribution of gas, water, energy, and waste disposal in the provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna, Rimini, Pesaro … Learn More

The Hera Group is one of the major multi-utility companies in Italy: it offers the sustainable management of several public services to 4.4 million citizens. Hera provides energy (distribution and sale of gas and electricity), water (water systems, sewage and … Learn More

IRIDRA S.r.l., founded in 1998, is a private consulting engineering firm composed by an interdisciplinary group of professionals. All IRIDRA's partners have a multi-annual experience (about since 1992) in the water management and particularly in wastewaters treatment by natural systems … Learn More

For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of "water and the environment." To cater to diverse customer needs, the Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions by … Learn More

At 9 years old, Felix Finkbeiner launched the youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet in 2007. So far, more than 91,000 youth in 75 countries have been trained as Climate Justice Ambassadors that give speeches to their peers and adults, and fight for … Learn More

WaterRising Institute is a women-led nonprofit that accelerates real-time and sustainable management of water that is secure for people and the planet, through innovation, investment partnerships and water literacy. Our approach is systems-based, global and people-focused, with emphasis on equity, … Learn More

Veragon Technologies provide sustainable, clean, pure drinking water where it’s needed most, when it’s needed most, in the most extreme conditions. The atmospheric water generators take the water vapour from the air around us, filter it, condense it and turn … Learn More

Our Vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Our Mission is to enable brands and retailers in the textile, apparel, and footwear … Learn More

Projects in Italy

The A2A Ciclo Idrico water loss reduction policy, in accordance with the objectives defined by the recent AEEGSI Resolution 917/2017, includes actions that aim to reduce all components (both real and apparent measurement errors) that define the volumes of losses … Learn More

The project to use pruning material to produce biomethane received European funding from the LIFE Programme in 2019, as it was awarded around Euro 1.4 million for the LIFE STEAM project. For years, Hera has been conducting research to analyse … Learn More

CONNECTING is a project that will establish the EU as a global leader for climate resilience, collaborative processes, and innovation for Nature Based Solutions by drawing on the experiences from three selected front-running cities in this project: Genk (Belgium), Glasgow … Learn More

The Diario dei consumi (Consumption Diary) is the tool introduced in 2019 to support the reduction of domestic consumption, similar to what has already been experimented in the energy field on the basis of Thaler's behavioural theories. It is an … Learn More

Unilever has committed to donating sanitizer, soap, bleach and food worth €100 million to those in need. Half of the donations will go to the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform in support of global health organizations. The other half … Learn More

EIT Food, EIT Climate, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Raw Materials and BioAzul joined together to start the WATER SCARCITY - EIT FOOD project to find innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe, funded by the European Union. The project includes: … Learn More

Wastewater treatment and desalted water can contribute to compensate the gap between available and needed water, and provide regular water supply throughout the year. FIT4REUSE, well aware of the existing baselines in different parts of the region, will contribute to … Learn More

Background Traditional salt pans and small salt pans are in continuous decline from the 50s of the twentieth century. As reported in many works, in the Mediterranean basin and the Black Sea region there are more than 170 saltworks (of … Learn More

Ï¿½ In 2019, the Hera Group partnered with Israeli startup Kando to develop a smart system made up of control units placed at strategic points in the sewer network, capable of continuously monitoring the level of pollution in the networks … Learn More

A2A is making investments to eliminate untreated terminals still present on the network, constructing new purification plants, and upgrading undersized sewage treatment plants. Project Results Pollution abatement and control Learn More

This project consists of constantly monitoring the concentrations of pollutants in treated and subsequently distributed water, installation of pollutants abatement plants, constant dialogue with local communities, and publication of data on pollutant concentrations. It also consists of engagement with the … Learn More

The Posidonia littoral zone (Posidonia-beach-dune system) is a valuable natural asset affected by a variety of impacts and pressures. Drifting vegetation of Posidonia forming banquettes along the beaches is a common feature of many coasts. However, residues of seagrass Posidonia … Learn More

Project WET is currently active in more than 75 countries around the world through a network of partner organizations that range from small NGOs to major international corporations and organizations. We only go where we’re invited! We work with our … Learn More

This new planting area, newly established in 2020, is not only intended to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. Plant-for-the-Planet also offers this area to research institutions for field trials. Scientific projects dedicated to the reforestation of tropical forests … Learn More

The LNG terminal of Mejillones , located in a very arid zone, is producing is own water for domestic consumption. They donÕt need to buy any drinking water from the network. Indeed the fresh water is produced by the heating … Learn More

1. The aim of the project is to create a technological infrastructure to gather the services for the city in a single point, to optimise the use of energy, environmental, economic and IT resources. After the construction of the first … Learn More

SuWaNu Europe is a project focused on the reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture. The reason behind is that wastewater when treated according to appropriate standards and methods has a strong potential to complement conventional water resources used in agricultural … Learn More

In order to present our Blue Barriers we decided to complete a test in a river in the north of Italy. This was the first time the Barriers have been installed in full scale in a river. The results of … Learn More

The Seawater Protection Plan aims to eliminate swimming bans and reduce the pollution measured in terms of COD by 90% by 2020, through structural measures on the sewage and purification system of the City of Rimini. The numerical modelling of … Learn More

The Modena purification plant has been equipped with a leading-edge system, the only one of its kind in Italy, which uses predictive logic to further reduce energy consumption and improve the quality of the outgoing water. The project was supported … Learn More

The WaterBee Smart Irrigation Demonstration Action is the follow-on phase from the very successful FP7-SME-007-1 WaterBee “Research for SMEs” project (222440) that ended in September 2010, and very convincingly researched, developed &amp; proved the concept of the WaterBee Prototype to … Learn More

ABB installed a fully closed loop process for the water cooling system at its measurement products facility in Occuccio (Italy) which uses significant amounts of water to cool machinery. Changing from a continuous-flow open loop system to closed loop reduced … Learn More

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