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Water protection plans in Italy

Merli Bill (1948)

Objectives: To regulate discharges


It poses limits of concentration to principal chemical substances in wastewater. •

Defects: •

It doesn’t consider biological parameters for the protection of human health. •

It doesn’t consider the rivers flow

So: In 1999 a low is emanated. It improves the protection of water in Italy. It is the law n째152

Objectives: •

It considers the health of macroinverteb rate. •

It considers biological parameters

But ‌ the legislation In this case , too,

doesn’t consider fish communities, index of quality for water courses.

Infact: In 2000 a new directive is emanated: It is the directive 2000/60/CE or European Union Water Framework Directive.



To value the ecological condition of water courses and lakes;

To value the biological condition of rivers and lakes.

It must be analized: Acquatic flora


Acquatic invertebrates


Fish communities


Morphological elements


We hope that the taken measures can bring wellness to quality of water and that they can maintain it.

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