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1 Project cofinanced by European Regional Development Fund Project cofinancé par le Fonds européen de développement régional 1G-MED Sustainable Water Management through Common Responsibility enhancement in Mediterranean River Basins SWOT Analysis for the pilot river basin: Serchio River Basin September 2011 MED Programme phase 3.4 1

2 TABLE OF CONTESTS Introduction 1. SWOT Methodology 2. SWOT Matrix 3. SWOT Analysis MED Programme phase 3.4 2

3 Introduction Based on the results of the WMA (phase 3.1), was proposed a list indicators for monitoring sustainable water management. Through analysis and synthesis of the various proposals were drawn up a common list which was used for the creation of a common database (phase 3.2). During the phase 3.4 have been enhanced information on water management through the establishment of indices for the pilot river basin, with which it was possible to assess the current state of water management and recording of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. These have been summarized in a SWOT matrix for the pilot basin. MED Programme phase 3.4 3

4 1. SWOT Methodology The acronym SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Strengths and weaknesses can be regarded as internal factors whereas opportunities and threats stand for external factors. The SWOT analysis gives the possibility to develop a strategy which can help to tackle the weaknesses and threats. EUROPE Internal factors inside environment (in the basin) basin COUNTRY/ REGION External factors outside environment (factors exists inside the country/region and EUROPE) The SWOT Matrix Internal factors External factors Strengths GOOD NOW Maintain, Build, Leverage Opportunities - GOOD FUTURE Prioritise, Optimise, Exploit Weakness BAD NOW Remedy, Stop, eliminate Threats BAD FUTURE Mitigate, Counter Conducting the SWOT analysis for the PILOT RIVER BASIN In our case, the scope of the SWOT Analysis is the development of a Water Management Strategy for the pilot river basin. Therefore, 1. The Internal Analysis of strengths and weaknesses focuses on internal factors that give certain advantages and disadvantages of the water management in the basin. Internal factors in a spatial point of view will be identified by the existing information about the river basin utilizing: a. the data provided by the compiled list of indicators for the basin (deliverable of phase 3.4), e.g. water quality, quantity, % Population served by W.W.T.P. cost recovery etc. b. an overall brainstorming about the situation of water management issues for the basin (e.g. water pricing, administration, education and awareness, infrastructures etch. ) 2. The External Analysis examines opportunities and threats that exist in the outside environment. Both opportunities and threats exist independently of the basin. The way to differentiate between a strength or weakness from an opportunity or threat is to ask: Would this issue exist if the river did not exist? If the answer is yes, it should be considered external to the basin. In our case as outside environment has to be considered the country/region and EUROPE. External factors could be identified utilizing: a. The water management analysis (deliverable phase 3.1) for example strong and weak points presented in the chapters of the different sectors (chapter 11 to 25) could be opportunities and threats respectively if they considered as external factors for the pilot basin. MED Programme phase 3.4 4

5 b. The European and national legal framework (directives, regulations and Laws), co-financing tools (European and national programmes), national strategic frameworks, developmental plans, water management plans etch. could be also considered as opportunities for the SWOT Analysis. Developing Strategy with the Help of a SWOT Analysis The SWOT analysis can be used to develop the Water Management Strategy for the basin. The basic idea is to combine strengths and weaknesses on one side and on the other side opportunities and threats. Combining Strengths with Opportunities produce elements of the strategy that could be implement/applied in the short term. On the other hand combining Opportunities with Weakness produce elements of the strategy that could be implement/applied in the medium term. In the same way, we can combine threats with strengths and weakness to produce more elements of the strategy. Opportunities: Threats: Strengths: Growth-accelerating policies Strategy elements for the short term Stabilization policies Strategy elements for the medium term Weakness: Structural policies Strategy elements for the medium term Preventive policies Strategy elements for the long term Thus, a strategy could be developed for the water management in the pilot basin. A point that has to be considered is that a strategy based on strength and on opportunities can be realised quickly. On the other hand, a strategy which tries to counter weaknesses and threats takes more time to work out. Yet, this can also be considered a chance to combine the strategies because the strategies tend to be mutually supportive. NOTICE: The last information (how to develop a strategy) is provided just as a proposal and is not obligatory either to be followed nor to be presented in your deliverables of the SWOT ANALYSIS or Strategic plan (phase 3.4). MED Programme phase 3.4 5

6 2. SWOT Matrix STRENGTHS Over the 70% of the provincial territory is occupied by forest and semi-natural areas, the trend is constant. High environmental and climatic variability, there are 17 plant communities zone. Presence of very important and productive carbonate, sandstone and alluvial aquifers with very high recharge due to high average annual rainfall. General good quantity and chemical status of Lucca Plain aquifer and sandstone and carbonate aquifer in mountain areas. General good/moderate ecological status of surface waters. Good quality of bathing waters. Around 80% of surface water is natural. High quality of thermal and mineral waters. High percentage of population served by W.W.T.P. The amount of treated wastewater from industries is almost 100%. Treated wastewater is discharged into the surface water and help to maintain the water flow and the minimum flow for life. Extensive drainage network in urban and in rural areas. High implementation percentage of IPPC Directive in paper sector (high water demanding activities). High percentage of protected natural areas. Register and geographic database (GIS) of water extraction points (wells and surface derivation waters). In province of Lucca, it made the 90% of hydroelectric power produced in Tuscany; that is the 3% of hydroelectric power produced in Italy. OPPORTUNITIES WFD and GWD have been implemented. In Tuscany there was a stand-alone implementation of the WFD in 2004, but this solution isn t very good because it has got duplication of planning tools in WM. The Water Management Plan and Water Protection Plan are prerequisites for improve good status of surface waters and groundwater quality and quantity. The provincial and regional management plans (tools) of land use regulate the limit of land consumption and the protection of natural and agriculture areas. Existence of multi-year plans for economic and social development. Existence of local Management Plan for maintenance of watercourse efficiency. Operative Plan of emergency against drinking water crisis. The implementation of the Ambito Plan should allow for improved efficiency and coverage of WWTP and water supply network. The Ambito Plan should allow to the union of the existing public managements of water supply and, In the meantime, tries to increase the public management with business enterprise (private management) methods. Duty to request permits for drilling and obligation to install a meter on new wells to monitor the consumption. Planned update of water balance in Water Management Plan. Improvement the regional and national monitoring network for surface water and groundwater. Network system linking the Civil Protection to the national centres of scientific research for weather data. Regional Operational Centre (CFR) for know in advance the likelihood of calamitous events. Register of protected areas - List sites Natura Landscape and environmental constrain areas (special rules for particular areas). MED Programme phase 3.4 6

7 WEAKNESS Continuous growth of the artificial surface, decrease of agricultural areas and wetlands. High value of slope. High pressure due to urban development in river bank s areas. Concentrated process of erosion/deposition in river areas due to the presence of re-profiling works, bridges, defensive works. Population density is higher than the national and regional average, in particular in coastal areas where, in addition, there is massive tourism. Frequent flooding due to very high seasonal peaks of precipitation. Drainage network not efficient. Over exploitation of water resource, WEI is >40% indicating strong competition for water. Decrease of groundwater reserves and lowering of groundwater level. Increase of pollution concentration in surface water during the drought season. Water Balance not updated and limited at section of river basin, the data used are estimated and not measured. Low percentage of installed counters at withdrawal points. There is a high degree of fragmentation in the water service and some areas are characterized by poor coverage of waterworks. The sewerage and wastewater treatment are not extended to the entire territory. Treated wastewater is not reused. The industrial sector use good water and it not use reused wastewaters.. No monitoring of produced industrial wastewater (monitoring exists only for the IPPC industries ), there are environmental risks posed by industrial waste. In some groundwater, progressive deterioration of quality status (increasingly contaminated). Poor quality of chemical status in upper medium Serchio river valley aquifer and of coastal aquifer (intrusion of saline waters and high percentage of nitrates). Bad chemical status in Lucca Plain and coastal areas of surface waters. High polluted lakes and subject to eutrophication and salinization. Lack of historical data to evaluate quality trends. Low presence in the territory of "ecological infrastructure" (fragmentation of ecological network in river environment). THREATS There is a strong and general decline of precipitation (decreases in average 20-30%). Water consumption in constant growth with an increase in withdraw. Large number of local authorities who are responsible for Water Management. Excessive fragmentation of responsibilities. Too many Company manager of Integrated Water Service in the ATO. The law provides for only one Company. E-governments problems. Lack funding and staff shortages for surveillance and control. Overlapping responsibilities in surveillance and control. Lack of management of the surface waters that would enhance self-purification capacity to meet the quality objectives defined by law. Urban development in river areas. Urban development in coastal areas and massive tourism. MED Programme phase 3.4 7

8 3. SWOT Analysis OFFENSIVE STRATEGIES (SO): including strengths to exploit opportunities. Increase the number of certified environmental industries. Implementation and coordination of environmental monitoring on Natura 2000 sites, identify areas for ecological connection and guidelines. Drafting Action Plan for Biodiversity. Drafting guidelines for environmental assessments. Extraordinary maintenance of the drainage network. Identification of aquifer protection areas. Increase control of diffuse and point source pollution. REACTIVE STRATEGIES (SW): These strategies aim to overcome the weaknesses by taking advantage of opportunities. To reduce the negative effects caused by morphological changes in place: Reduce human impacts; Use environmentally sustainable agricultural practices; Reduce subsidence; Retrieve the river functionality; Restore the natural river structure and riparian vegetation. Protecting and enhancing the thermal resources. Improving quality of water supply and sewerage services and extension and improvement of supply networks and WWTP. Mitigation and hazardous reduction from flood and landslide. DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES (ST): Use strengths to avoid threats. Find forms of coordination and agreement among stakeholders on the competence of WM. To increase and maintain biodiversity. Enhance the functionality of ecological networks and the degree of natural connectivity: Reduce pollution in surface water and groundwater; Protection of biodiversity in protected areas. To improve the status of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Improve the capacity of the sewage streams: Ensuring the minimum vital flow; Reduce salt intrusion phenomena; Improving the management of the reservoirs in relation to the problem of sediment transport and siltation. Drafting management plans for Natura 2000 (with the emphasis on wetlands). Evaluation in order to planning tools effectiveness with regard to protection from natural hazards (introduction of indicators of environmental sustainability). Increase of protected areas. Implementation of the monitoring in marine environments (eg. Posidonia oceanica meadows) and control of human activities in marine-coastal waters for the protection of ecosystems. MED Programme phase 3.4 8

9 ADAPTIVE STRATEGIES (WT): Reduce the weaknesses and avoid threats. To promote the rational and sustainable use of water resources: Reduce losses in agricultural and civil sector; Reuse of treated water; Balance the water withdrawal; Reduce and rationalize consumption. Promoting of sustainable use of river areas (eg, sports, etc.). Limit the use of land and contain urban sprawl. Legislation Updating. Improvement and standardization of water authorities. MED Programme phase 3.4 9

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