Flood defences, Venice

Flood defences, Venice

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Credit: VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Flood defences, Venice. Construction work to raise the level of part of the historic city of Venice, Italy. This will protect against extreme floods, due to winds and tides, that are predicted to worsen because of global warming. The construction work is carefully planned to avoid altering the historic tourist attractions. This view looks from Giudecca Island, over the Canale Della Giudecca, to the main island of Venice, where the domes of Chiesa della Salute, and the Bell Tower in the Piazza San Marco, are seen. The construction is part of the MOSE flood defence project, the main part of which will be moveable barriers across the sea inlets to the lagoon. Photographed in 2003.

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