Water, climate and sustainability: the AMAG Group conference on the value of water
Shortages and new requirements. What challenges and opportunities does the ecological transition pose?
The severe drought currently affecting Italy is forcing all the players involved to think carefully about the tools and strategies that can be used to respond to climate change and its consequences. The AMAG Group brought the issue to the attention of the Alessandria community with its Water, Climate and Sustainability Conference, organised on Friday 31 March in the Main Hall of the East Piedmont University. The meeting was preceded by an engagement event for the multiutility’s stakeholders, to define the materiality matrix for the fifth AMAG sustainability report, which is being drawn up at the moment.
Adapting to climate change
The water shortage means that alternative solutions need to be found to overcome the problem. The necessary modernisation of the country’s infrastructure through significant strategic investments must be accompanied by a rethinking of the economic and production model. The right to water, established by SDG 6 of the UN 2030 Agenda, is a universal right and as such needs to be safeguarded by adapting to climate change: saving water and at the same time finding innovative ways of re-using it as part of a long-term circular approach.
The AMAG agenda
During the conference, representatives from the institutions, the research community and communication specialists examined the key themes that will shape the future of the water sector: from the investments envisaged in the sector under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan to governance tools for water management, from the consequences of the water shortage to developments on the international stage.