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The studied zone is highly permeable and is characterized by a drainage network which is not always defined. It is constructed of numerous natural incisions which, locally, are called "lame". The main hydraulic characteristics of floods are described evidencing the effect of ungovernable and chaotic anthropogenic impact, that, being united with incorrect planning, result in catastrophic events. A high level of attention must always be given to the protection of the territory in order to avoid high risk situations. Once hydraulic operations are carried out they must be maintained in order to continue their efficiency which cannot be put to risk by poor territorial planning.

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INVITED PAPER: Mossa, M., 2007, The floods in Bari: what history should have taught, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 579-594
Michele Mossa

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This web site was launched by Prof. Michele Mossa of the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) with the initial support of Fondazione Caripuglia, Bari, Italy for the Research Project LIC-MON of 2003 and of the Project IMCA (Integrated Monitoring of Coastal Areas) financed by MIUR PON D.M. 593/00. Later, the initiative was supported with other Prof. Michele Mossa’s funds, most recently provided by the RITMARE Project.

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