GNF - Network Italy

Living Lakes Network Italy


During the Sport-Environment-Conference at Lake Trasimeno, the Italian lake network "Living Lakes Italia" was founded on 15 June 2007. This network, which is coordinated by GNF’s partners at Lake Trasimeno, is to facilitate the collaboration between members and spread the organisational burden. The members plan joint activities and projects in environmental and nature conservation.


Next to Lake Trasimeno, the lakes Bolsena, Garda, Piediluco and Maggiore are also members of this new partnership.


In spring 2008, Lake Vico and Lake Orta became also members of the national network Living Lakes Italia. In July 2008, the lakes Bracciano, Albano and Nemi were accepted as members in the network.


The "Living Lakes Italia" partner lakes are introduced on separate webpages.

After a year of changes and restructuring processes in the Province of Perugia, who is the coordinator of the Living Lakes Italy Network, the President of the Province of Perugia took the chair of Living Lakes Italia in order to start a new phase of the national network.


Project measures Living Lakes Network Italy

A number of activities has been realised. At Lake Garda, the environmental education programme “Sagami” was carried out in collaboration with junior high schools and high schools of the region. The aim of this programme is the monitoring of water quality of rivers and lakes in the water catchment on the basis of chemical, physical and biological parameters. The partners at the lakes Albano, Nemi, Vico and Bracciano Martignano were active in the field of renewable energy by installing solar energy on roofs of schools and promoting photovoltaic and solar thermal systems for tourism facilities and farms.


At Lake Bracciano Martignano, a path for bicycles and pedestrians around the lakes has been constructed with information panels on cultural and natural highlights around the lake. Together with the University of Tuscia, the Province of Viterbo initiated a programme for the protection of biodiversity and the lake ecosystem, particularly beaches and shallow zones of the lake. Legambiente, the NGO partner of Living Lakes Italy, realised an ambitious monitoring programme related to climate change and lakes. The programme is concentrating on monitoring anomalies in indicator plant species in bloom in order to understand potential negative impacts of climate change on plants.

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Magazine Current Biology Vol. 23 No. 19


June 2012

Legambiente Blue Gide

Every year, Legambiente gives the “sails” to the beaches and municipalities which comply to some sustainable standards such as separate waste collection, sea and beaches cleanness, energy and water saving and many other indicators. Of course Legambiente also highlights the places that are not environmentally sustainable, giving them the lower award (“1 sail”).

Inside the Guide Legambiente also put the lake locations: this year we have 72 places around Italy, from Puglia to Trentino Alto Adige. Among the awarded lakes the Tuoro municipality (on the Trasimeno Lake) received the “5 sails”.

Further information (in Italian) ...



Coordination of the network Living Lakes Italia



Legambiente Onlus

Alessandra Paciotto (Presidente), Federica Barbera (Segretario Generale)

Via Salaria 403

00199 Roma, Italy

Phone: 0039 06 86268 364

Fax: 0039 06 8621 8474