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» Piave basin (Italy)

The hydrographic network of Piave river basin is deeply exploited for the use of the water resource. The Piave river basin is considered a great water reserve, due to the regime of rainfall which provides a good water recharge during the year. During the 20th century an artificial system of water resources exploitation was created, above all for hydroelectric production. The economic growth of the mountain areas, linked to the defence of environmental aspects, have shown new water demands (tourism, industries, recreation, fish and wildlife).

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