‘Sponge cities’ to be established for water efficiency

The Agriculture and Forestry Ministry is planning to use a new "sponge city" concept that absorbs rain waters within the scope of water efficiency measures on a national scale.

Within this scope, ecological infrastructure and drainage systems will be created in cities, and roadsides or sidewalks will be covered with surface coatings that allow water to pass through.

The situation will be worse, as chaos "threatens". The authorities made a decision

Italy is often plagued by drought during the summer months, and last year a "state of emergency" was declared in several regions due to the worst drought that has hit the country in the last 70 years, reports Euractiv.
This year, the situation is expected to worsen as the country experienced extremely low rainfall during the winter.