About the catchment Area
Val Tidone is the Italian Actionlab of WaterProtect. The catchment is situated in the north-west of Italy in the Emilia Romagna region.
The area covers five municipalities: Ziano Piacentino, Castel S.Giovanni, Nibbiano, Pianello, Borgonovo for a total of 28548 inhabitants.
The Valley begins at the foot of Mount Penice (1460 m) and extends in a hilly area to the plain where the river of the same name flows into the Po river.
In the vicinity of Molato of Nibbiano, a dam (completed in 1928) forms Lake Trebecco, a basin of modest size whose water is used for irrigation and for the production of electrical energy.