The synthesis of decades of groundwater knowledge: the new Hydrogeological Map of Rome

  • Francesco La Vigna | ROMA CAPITALE - Dip. Tutela Ambientale - Uff. Geologia ed Idrogeologia Ambientale - Roma, Italy.
  • Roberto Mazza Roma Tre University – Science Dept., Geology Section, Roma, Italy.
  • Marco Amanti ISPRA – Italian Geological Survey, Roma, Italy.
  • Cristina Di Salvo CNR - Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering, Monterotondo, Roma, Italy.
  • Marco Petitta Sapienza University of Rome – Earth Science Dept., Roma, Italy.
  • Luca Pizzino INGV – National Geophysics and Volcanology Institute, Roma, Italy.


This paper describes the contents and the path taken to get to the new Hydrogeological map of the City of Rome. The map, which is the result of a combination of “expert elaborations” and GIS processing performed using the most recent available data, extends to the entire municipality (1285 km2) and is based on both the most recent scientific studies on groundwater field and new survey activities carried out in order to fill the data gaps in several areas of the examined territory. The work represents also an example of inter-institutional collaboration between government agencies, research institutes and universities.



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groundwater city management, urban hydrogeology
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La Vigna, F., Mazza, R., Amanti, M., Di Salvo, C., Petitta, M., & Pizzino, L. (2015). The synthesis of decades of groundwater knowledge: the new Hydrogeological Map of Rome. Acque Sotterranee - Italian Journal of Groundwater, 4(4).

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