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.

Links to the local actionlab site and pages:

Val Tidone



WaterProtect gives detailed insight in groundwater quality, point source pollution prevention measures in preparation

WaterProtect take a field trip in Val Tidone Action Lab

Local farmers and stakeholders give a warm welcome to WaterProtect

WaterProtect Core Partners