City Profiles

Vicenza - Italy

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one

Good practice / spotlight item

Responding to flood risks
In response to several flooding incidents in recent years, Vicenza has taken concrete adaptation action by improving collaboration with civil protection (i.e. fire, police, hospitals) and other local agencies. The city has also built, reinforced, and raised the banks of detention basins to reduce the peak flow and volume of floodwater by providing temporary floodwater storage. In addition, a number of other actions have been proposed, including raising awareness of flood risks, preparing the most at-risk public housing for flooding, carrying out flood risk assessments, integrating climate change considerations into planning and policy documents, and working with communities to improve their resilience to other anticipated climate impacts.
What sectors are concerned
  • Urban
  • Water management
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
As a result of flooding that occurred in November of 2010 the Aracoeli Square near the Bacchiglione River remained under water for three days.

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Flooding

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Health
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Water Management
  • Transport


Achille Variati


115000 inhabitants

Contact person

Danilo Guarti


Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

Sep 30, 2014

Last Update

Oct 18, 2016

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