“In some areas of the country we cannot rule out water rationing and therefore the closure of distribution during the day”. This was stated by the head of the Civil Protection Department, Fabrizio Curcio, to SkyTg24. “To declare a state of emergency it is important to understand what measures to take to mitigate the emergency itself. We are defining the criteria with the regions and above all the measures. I think in the next few days, at the latest two weeks we will have clear measures and we can the declaration of a state of emergency “, the words of the head of the Civil Protection. Read also “We have been talking about climate change for years, discussing what climate change is, how it affects our territory. This period is a faithful photograph of these arguments. Italian photography is 40-50% of the quantity of rained water less this year than the averages of recent years. We had up to 70% less snow “, he said again, adding:” We have rivers such as the Po, for example, one of the most important rivers nationwide for life that develops around that river, which has flow rates up to 80% less – highlighted Curcio – So we have a generalized situation of lack of water resources, therefore a general lack of rain. In some areas it becomes an absolutely important impact at the agricultural level, at the fish level, the production of electricity. The situation is generally complex throughout the country “. With” the lack of water resources “there is a” need to ration “giving priority to “civil, animal and agricultural” uses and then to industry “and at the moment” we are building a clear picture on the emergency to define the criteria, even if the situation is not resolved with a state of emergency, if it does not rain “, Stefano Patuanelli, Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, said this morning to the microphones of ‘Radio24’, according to which the issue “must be brought to a central level to avoid” differences in the territories “. “We must strive to structurally resolve the issue of water use”, he added, reiterating how now “we must think of slowing down as much as possible the use of water resources for uses other than civil and animal world”. While to solve, Patuanelli said, “we need to increase the collection capacity through an overgrown plan that adheres to the needs of the city. Not very large plants – he concluded – but a spread of many small plants throughout the territory”.
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