Presentation Life BEWARE

Life Beware Documentary – Better Water Management for Advancing Resilient Communities in Europe

Comic BEWARE – Drop by Drop



Meeting: “FULL TO THE BRIM: urban resilience and climate change” with Mario Tozzi – September 26, 2021

Inauguration of Lake Giavenale – September 26, 2021

Tour with Nicola Sordo – September 26, 2021

Tour with the Dalla Via siblings and Francesco Bettella – September 25, 2021

Book presentation: “TRAVEL IN THE ITALY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE. The visionary geography of our future” by Mauro Varotto – September 23, 2021

Meeting: “Agricultural problems and proposals on hydraulic management of the territory” –  September 22, 2021

Opening of the photo exhibition “ECOGRAPHY OF CONTAMINATION” by Michele Lapini – September 21, 2021

Inauguration of the Festival – “THE SHAPE OF WATER – Territories. Resilience. Community” – September 21, 2021

 Meeting: “The way the wind is blowing: the case of Cyclone Vaia” –  January 17, 2020

Meeting-Jury Trial: “Anthropocene and human wounds on our planet: is a cure still possible or are we at a dead end?” – December 13, 2019

Meeting: “The case of Vicenza flood” December 10, 2019

Meeting: “Weather Emergency in Marano: A problem for all, which are the possible solutions?” – November 12, 2019

Trekking: “Water bombs in Schio and Santorso industrial areas: yesterday’s decisions and today’s problems” – November 9,2019

Meeting: “Returning to nature for safer cities: urban green as a tool for resilience” – October 16, 2019

Meeting: “The climate that is changing us: the consequences of a sick planet on our territory” – October 8, 2019

Trekking: “How the forest protects us: hike to Tretto following the watercourse”- September 28,2019

Meeting: “Weather emergency in Santorso: everyone’s problem, which are the solutions?” – 17 – 18 – 19 September 2019

Start working for natural wather ritention at Santorso and Marano Vicentino  July 2019, Santorso and Marano Vicentino

Meeting: “Managing water in agriculture: when it is too much and when it is too little” – 20 March 2019 Marano Vicentino

Presentation meeting: “Challenging climate change: concrete answers to flood risk in the Altovicentino” – 22 February 2019, Santorso

KICK-OFF Meeting 22 October 2018, Santorso

2 Ottobre 2018, Bruxelles

Promotional and information material

Layman’s Report – 2022

Layman’s report ENG – Download here

Brochure first cycle of events – 2019/2020

Brochure first cycle of eventsDownload here

Brochure  LIFE BEWARE project – 2019/2020

Citizens brochure Download here

Municipalities brochure – Download here

Technicians brochure – Download here

Information kit on natural water retention measures – 2020

Natural Water Retention Measures – Download here

Rain garden – Download here

Material for events and training courses

Participatory process material – Download here

Reports and projects of the interventions

Action C4. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) for climate adaptation in urban areas – Projects of the realized structures
Action D1. Monitoring water flows and climate impacts – Monitoring reports
Action D2. Environmental monitoring – Monitoring reports
Action D3. Application of Life project performance indicators – Report on the baseline definition
Action D4. Assessment of socio-economic impact accounting for the hydrologic effectiveness of the interventions – Monitoring reports


Solution Manual ENG

The content of the manual is based on the direct experience of the LIFE BEWARE pilot project, which allowed the implementation of different types of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) in two municipalities of the Alto Vicentino, namely the municipalities of Santorso and Marano Vicentino. The purpose of this manual is to provide both public and private planners, managing bodies and professionals, as well as ordinary citizens, with practical guidelines for the correct choice, or realisation and maintenance of SuDS. In this context, the aim was to give communities a sense of responsibility towards the management of urban runoff by encouraging them to carry out small interventions themselves that could have a positive effect on the community (decrease in the risk of flooding, reduction of the heat island effect, etc.), and on individual homeowners (accumulation of water for irrigation, increase in property value, etc.). The manual, therefore, has the ultimate goal of favouring the diffusion of SuDS in particular by facilitating the work of planners who will be able to find in it a support tool both in terms of the choice of possible solutions and their hydraulic dimensioning.


At this link you can access the following tools developed by the BEWARE project:

  • Tool for the interactive visualization of the results of the cost-benefit analysis: the tool allows you to navigate on a map and view, at the local level, the benefits of the widespread adoption of natural water retention measures on the territory of the Municipalities of Santorso and Marano Vicentino (for details consult report 4 on the socio-economic impacts of the interventions).
  • Tool for the application of the kinematic reservoir method, useful in the dimensioning of natural water retention measures and other interventions of hydraulic invariance.
  • Tool for applying the Rainfall-only method, useful in the dimensioning of natural water retention measures and other interventions of hydraulic invariance.

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