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The Sydney Herald 28.02.2020: Venice, birthplace of quarantine, paralysed by disaster that can’t be seen

At WahV, we hope that the situation with coronavirus will lead to radical changes in development of diversified economic activity in Venice. We were contacted by the Sydney Morning Herald to give our viewpoint on the impact of the outbreak.…

The Guardian 29.02.2020: ‘It’s the last nail in the coffin’: Venice Empties as Coronavirus Spreads

If this is a wake-up call, who is listening? The Guardian‘s Hannah Roberts got in touch with We are here Venice to explore the impact of coronavirus on tourism in Venice – the city’s main industry. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Financial Times 26.02.2020: Coronavirus Stirs the Waters of Venice

In light of the recent restrictions placed on the city of Venice as a result of a number of coronavirus cases in the city, We are here Venice’s Jane da Mosto provided the Financial Times with insight into what needs…

France Inter 18.02.2020: Inside MOSE, the dam that’s supposed to save Venice from sinking

Not everyone understands that Venice is a complex collection of islands within a very special and delicate lagoon system. France Inter got in touch with We are here Venice for some insight on the ongoing issues with the dysfunctional MOSE…

CNN 04.02.2020: Is Venice at War with Itself?

The fundamental problem is that Venice is completely different from the rest of the municipality…We need a mayor that can think of Venice 100% of their time. CNN untangles the conflicts arising in Venice due to cruise ships and mass-tourism.…

Bloomberg Environment 30.01.2020: Venice Lagoon’s Carbon Sink Eyed as Living Climate Lab

Bloomberg environment reports on a developing project which would see the Venetian salt marshes restored under a carbon offsetting scheme. The initiative is being developed in partnership between We are here Venice and Laguna B. Image: Eleonora Sovrani. Facebook Twitter…

BBC World Service 18.01.2020: Hydrogen – the Answer to Climate Change?

The BBC World Service reports on the potential of hydrogen fuel as a clean energy source, with Jane da Mosto providing insight on how it could improve transport within the Venice lagoon. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

RAI 16.12.2019 High Tide – Report

Italian national broadcaster RAI has explored the causes and impact of high tides in Venice, featuring an interview with Jane da Mosto.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Associated Press 07.12.2019: Venice tide barriers pass another test but sceptics remain

“One has to realize the kind of existential question that that serious flooding has given rise to. People are asking: will Venice be defendable against these kinds of episodes?’’ The Associated Press have shone a light on the apparently never-ending…

Culture Trip 11.12.2019: Venice Might Be Overcrowded, But You Can Still Be a Responsible Tourist

Culture Trip got in touch with us to explore the ways in which tourists can best support Venice when they visit. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

Le Devoir 30.11.2019: “Is Venice Doomed?”

Canadian journal Le Devoir has featured our work in a special series on rising water levels, with the first issue focusing on the disastrous flooding in Venice. The article, written in French, has been translated into English below. “I’d love…

The Independent 22.11.2019: ‘Fears for Venice run far deeper than the flood waters’ and further coverage of ongoing flooding

‘A mayor looking after just Venice would have more time to dedicate to the things that really matter to the city…we can’t change natural phenomena but we can change what we do about them.’ Further flooding in Venice has attracted…

RAI 26.11.2019: We are here Venice: the Science of Looking After the City

WahV co-founder Jane da Mosto was interviewed by Italian national broadcaster RAI about the causes of the floods of November 2019 and our campaign to raise awareness about the degradation of the city’s ecosystem.   Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp

CBC radio 14.11.2019: Venice needs new governance system to prevent future floods and other coverage of the disastrous flooding of November 2019

“There’s no local administration that just thinks about the specificities of Venice and how best to look after it.” We are here Venice has been featured by the Canadian broadcaster CBC , as extreme flooding in Venice makes headlines around the…

The Times 05.11.2019: “Venetians win right to vote on autonomy from the mainland”

“Only a mayor totally focused on this city can save it from over-tourism and consequent depopulation” – Jane da Mosto, WahV Co-Founder and Executive Director. British national newspaper The Times has reported on the upcoming referendum on refining the administration…

Poll shows that Venetian citizens want to vote in the referendum on 01/12/2019

On 1/11/2019 we released the findings of an opinion poll conducted by GPF that revealed a strong tendency for Venetian citizens to vote in the forthcoming referendum to change the way the cities of Mestre (incl. Marghera) and Venice (incl.…

La Nuova Venezia 07.10.19 Tide Forecast and Warning Center of Venice adapts models and signs agreements with two bodies

The collaboration between WahV and the Tide Forecast and Warning Center has been made official. The aim of this cooperation is to facilitate the spread of the Center’s services and the communication of the inevitable uncertainty of forecasts, exacerbated by…

La Nuova Venezia 03.10.2019 “Cruise passengers more polluting than the Venetians” Campaign against passengers on large cruise ships

As a cruise passenger your energy consumption and waste production are several times higher than those of a resident The new poster of the WahV campaign is reported on the front page of La Nuova Venezia, drawing attention to the…

The Local 27.09.2019 ‘Venice is dying’: Residents to vote on whether to split city in half

On December 1st Venetians will head to the polls to decide whether they want the historic and ‘floating’ centre of the city to literally break away from its more populated boroughs on the mainland, a vote brought on by the…

Ceramic rewiew 08/09.2019 Ceramics and environmental activism: Laguna Viva

Colin Martin visits the permanent encaustic tile installation at the V-A-C Foundation in Venice, to discover more about the background of the tiles and their manufacture in Liverpool The article speaks about the collaboration between Assemble and WahV and the…

Skift 19.08.2019 Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Venice’s struggle to deal with oversize cruise ships is constantly in the headlines, but beware of anyone claiming a solution has been reached — the situation is beset with complications of almost every kind. Jane da Mosto pointed out that…

CNN Travel 16.08.2019 Is the cruise industry responsible for overtourism?

At each spot, you spend anywhere from a few hours to a day. Sometimes you don’t even get off the boat. When you do, you’re part of crowds of tourists, battling to see the views, scrambling to admire the sites.…

Der Spiegel 11.08.2019 Umweltexpertin zu Venedig “Die Schiffe müssen kleiner werden”

“The ships must become smaller” New ideas on a scientific basis: The environmental expert Jane da Mosto fights for the protection of Venice. She criticises that the old town is being squeezed out “like a lemon” for ship tourism. There…

The Local 10.08.2019 No, Venice hasn’t just banned cruise ships from its lagoon

It’s been widely reported that Venice will be “banning” cruise ships starting next month. Here’s why that’s not actually happening – and why it wouldn’t solve Venice’s problems. There is no official ban for cruise ships, yet; anyway to move…

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