How much can water contribute to improving the livability and beauty of the places?Proposal, reflections and suitable solutions for the urban context of Cagliari.
According to data provided by the UN, about 1 billion people in the world do not have access to drinking water, more than double, 2.4 billion, suffer from the lack of adequate sanitation and almost 40% of the world population lives with problems of low water availability.
In this scenario, the Mediterranean is among the areas of the planet most exposed to the impacts generated by the scarcity of water resources.
These critical issues require urgent interventions aimed at favoring the sustainable management of water: it appears necessary to move towards new solutions for saving, towards policies for the development of new forms of sustainable agriculture (about 75% of our available water is today at the service of agriculture), then towards renewed ways of using both public and private
Best practices of sustainable management must proceed together with the new sensitivities of citizens towards the public good; in this perspective we consider how much water can contribute to improving the livability and beauty of the places, according to models that have a very long historical and artistic tradition.
Water in cities and contemporary landscapes, as a precious element of everyday life, can be the subject of new interpretations and sustainable designs.
Around these themes will be discussed the participants in the working table that will have to propose their reflections on the most suitable solutions to the urban context of Cagliari and more generally to the environments and landscapes of its vast area.