Drought, in Lombardy “we are experiencing an exceptional situation, of a gravity that had never occurred in recent years”. This is the first comment by the president of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana, at the end of the meeting between the Conference of the Regions and the head of Civil Protection, Fabrizio Curcio. “In this moment more than ever – he continued – it is important to operate in a coordinated manner and with a common line, taking into consideration the opinions of the technicians to follow the best way to resolve the emergency. Then we will think about a request from the state of disasters to obtain compensation and refreshments for our farmers. For the past two months, the Lombardy Region has been working to activate a series of interventions that guarantee the balance between drinking water and irrigation needs. agreement with the hydroelectric operators for a greater release of water that can allow irrigation of the fields and guarantee the first harvest “. Fontana concluded with a consideration aimed at the future so that” we look in perspective at structural interventions that are more and more necessary and now unpostponable in the their realization “.
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