Project Description

WISETOWN® GEOANALYTICS

Acqua che bevo

A project to map drinking water access points throughout the Umbria region

A portal to learn more about the aqueduct system

The portal offers the possibility to check on a map the points of access to drinking water throughout the Umbria region. From the nearest monitoring points you can know the results of water analysis, learn more about the meaning and the ideal values of each parameter, know the annual trend of chemical characteristics and find out if you have, at certain times, exceeded the allowed limits.

Through simple and intuitive clicks you can access the most recent measures issued and have an overview of the bodies that control and monitor the water we drink to learn more about the system of aqueducts in the region.

Check the health of the water also from mobile

Arpa Umbria is the first environmental agency in Italy to provide users with an application that allows them to consult all the information on drinking water supplied in Umbria on their smartphones.

“L’acqua che bevo”

A project aimed at raising awareness of the inhabitants on the issue of drinking water

The project, promoted by the Region of Umbria and carried out by the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection in collaboration with the Umbrian Health Authorities and Water Services Managers, aims to promote greater awareness of the quality of the water that flows from our taps.

The objective is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the distribution system, control, and monitoring of water aimed at raising awareness of the inhabitants on the environmental issue of drinking water.

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Innovative character of the “Acqua che bevo” application

  • Water Health Info

    The intent is to stimulate awareness of the network system of aqueducts in our cities, learn about water parameters and the system of entities that work to make the system functional.

  • Tap water

    The project aims to provide accurate and timely information to make the conscious choice to drink tap water. What better strategy to promote the habit of drinking tap water than information on its quality?

  • Knowledge of the network system of aqueducts

    Last but not least, for those who like to walk or cycle in the city and beyond, it is useful to know the location of public drinking fountains!

Project realized for Arpa Umbria

Arpa Umbria is a public agency that deals with environmental prevention and protection.

The Agency’s mission is to provide technical and scientific support to the Region and other local authorities in the field of pollution prevention and environmental protection.

The activities of the Agency cover many topics including air, water, electromagnetism, noise, soil, waste, biodiversity, radioactivity, training, information and environmental education.

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“Acqua che bevo”, a portal to environmental sustainability

The project aims to contribute to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, defined and promoted by the United Nations:

SDG 6. Clean water and sanitation

Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right and, along with water resources, a determining factor in all aspects of social, economic, and environmental development.

The mapping of access points to drinking water throughout the region of Umbria, aims to ensure universal and equitable access to drinking water, making it available and affordable to all, where thanks to the monitoring of the chemical characteristics of the same contribute to improve water quality, reduce pollution and communicate to citizens the importance of integrated management of water resources at all levels.

Contribute to the following sub-goals:

  • 6.1: By 2030, ensure universal and equitable access to clean and affordable water for all
  • 6.3: By 2030, improve water quality to reduce pollution by minimizing the release of chemicals and hazardous materials, halve the percentage of untreated wastewater, and substantially increase recycling and safe reuse globally
  • 6.5: By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.

SDG 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, durable and sustainable.

Goal 11 aims to reduce the negative effects of cities’ environmental impacts, particularly in terms of air quality and waste management. It calls for more inclusive and sustainable forms of urbanization, based in particular on a participatory, integrated and sustainable approach to urban planning.

Through the monitoring platform of drinking water, the places where it can be found and the chemical level of the same, efforts are strengthened to protect and safeguard the natural heritage, significantly reducing the number of people affected by disasters due to water-related disasters, with special attention to people in vulnerable situations, to reduce the negative impact that water quality and the consequent of pollution have on cities.

Contribute to the following sub-goals:

  • 11.4: Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
  • 11.5: By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected, and substantially reduce economic losses relative to global gross domestic product, caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a particular focus on the poor and people in vulnerable situations
  • 11.6: By 2030, reduce the negative environmental impact per capita in cities, with a focus on air quality and municipal and other waste management.”

SDG 13. Promote actions, at all levels, to combat climate change

Climate change is a key sustainable development challenge. The warming of the Earth’s climate is causing changes in the global climate system that threaten the livelihoods of large segments of the population in less developed countries, while infrastructure and some economic sectors are vulnerable to the risks of climate change, particularly, in developed regions.

The monitoring and adaptation of water infrastructure ensure the proper, informed and accessible use of drinking water, contributing to strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related risks. Smart and coordinated city management enables the public sector to facilitate widespread awareness, building institutional capacity over time for sustainable climate change mitigation, impact reduction, early warning, and efficient response strategies and planning.

Contribute to the following sub-goals:

  • 13.1: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
  • 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 13.3: Improve education, awareness, and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning.

SDG 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of the Earth’s ecosystem.

Contribute to the following sub-goals:

  • 15.1: By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of inland freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems and their services, particularly forests, wetlands, mountains, and drylands, consistent with obligations under international agreements
  • 15.3: By 2030, ensure desertification control, restoration of degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and flooding
  • 15.5: By 2020, take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt biodiversity loss, and protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
  • 15.9: By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, and poverty reduction strategies and guidelines.