MOSES CHALLENGES THE SEA
A $10 BILLION PROJECT TO DEFEND VENICE.
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The Venetian Lagoon with the inclusion of the MOSES $9 Billion project site (center).
VENEZIA is the island in the center connected to the mainland via a rail bridge
EMBASSY of ITALY
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
2013 DC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
MOSES: "CHALLENGE of VENICE"
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 @ 7:00PM
(Doors open @ 6:30PM - Close @ 7:00PM)
EMBASSY OF ITALY – Atrium
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DC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
ABOUT the MOSES PROJECT
MOSES: "CHALLENGE of VENICE"
U.S. Premiere - Italy, 2012
52 minutes (in English)
Directed by: Michele Barca and Nicola Pittarello
Produced by SD Cinematografica
VENICE - The "LAGOON" entrance site (one of 3 entry ways to the lagoon)
Shown with the inclusion of the MOSES project.
MOSE (the Italian word for MOSES), is an acronym for MODULO SPERIMENTALE ELETTROMECCANICO, which means Experimental Electromechanical Module. The name aptly alludes to the story of the biblical Moses parting the Red Sea. But in Venice, this Moses is designed to stop the invading ACQUA ALTA high tide waters dead cold with flood gates, thus protectecting the world's most UNIQUE city and the neighbouring areas from being submerged by the Adriatic Sea.
Venice is inextricably linked to her salty, fresh and brackish waters, an inexhaustible resource that now threatens the city’s very survival. Regulating the water has always played a part in the city's history. Over the centuries, both major and minor interventions in the lagoon have been necessary to maintain its delicate balance. But Venice’s real threat today is the increasing frequency of high tides and the threat of rising sea levels caused by climate change. Especially at high tide, the force of the water weakens and sometimes damages the banks and the foundations of the buildings. Because of these worsening conditions, a decision to protect Venice was made by constructing a massive system of Mobile Barriers, called MOSE.
Construction of this highly complex engineering and naval operation was begun in 2003, is now 40 percent built and is expected to be completed by 2014. Will the MOSE project really solve Venice’s problem?
VENICE in the INTERIM - Nel FRATTEMPO a VENEZIA
VENICE, Nov. 12, 2012 - La Serenissima - the Most Serene of all republics. It is hard to stay "serene" when you are up to your knees in acqua alta!!!