For the lagoon of Venice, the phenomenon of wave motion is mainly attributable to the considerable increase in motorboat traffic. The destructive effects on the environment are triggered by the power of the engines, the speed of the boats and by the hydrodynamic characteristics of the hulls of boats.Guidelines:
- Protect and preserve the morphological structure of the lagoon and of its historical settlements through the works scheduled by the Morphological and Environmental Recovery Plan of the Water Authority: reuse of sediments to raise or create artificial mudflats and salt marshes for the channelling and interception of windinduced and water traffic wave motion.
- Promote a series of investigative studies on the environmental, health, socio-economic, employment and lagoon morphology impacts of cruise ships and port facilities. On the basis of these studies plan the actions necessary to make these activities compatible with the safeguarding objectives of the Site.
- Reorganize the goods distribution system in the historic city.
- Monitor the decay of urban structures.
- Regulate water traffic and promote educational campaigns for best practices.
- Devise a plan for the recreational sailing and water traffic in the lagoon.
- Redesign the interchange centre for incoming goods.
- Drastically reduce the effects produced by motor boats.