Miren-Kostanjevica, Nova Gorica and Å empeter Municipalities as well as Sovodnje ob SoÄi/Savogna d'Isonzo, Doberdob/Doberdí² del Lago and Portomaggiore Municipalities on the Italian side
The project LivingFountains, carried out in Slovenia, funding from the European Regional Development Fund and national funds, envisages the restoration and arrangement of 32 water wells and ponds as monuments of cultural heritage.
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study
cool temperate moist
Case Study Info
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Design & implementations
Design contractual arrangement
Design consultation activity
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are set in front of each of the restored water well in the cross-border area
with recognised markings are available in all tourist and information centres
on cultural heritage of water wells was designed
were organized at the location of water wells on both sides of the border
Design land use change
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Lessons, risks, implications...
Project LivingFountains was aimed at restoration and arrangement of 32 water wells and ponds as monuments of cultural heritage and emphasize the increasing importance of local sources of clean drinking water in the urban space.
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within the framework of the 2007-2013 Slovenia-Italy Cross-Border Cooperation Programme
European Regional Development Fund
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Policy, general governance and design targets
32 water wells or ponds in the cross-border area were restored and material on cultural and historical value of water wells was developed. A publication on an educational trail from Doberdob to Sovodnje, Miren and to Preserje was conceived as a result of work of pupils of participating primary schools and a publication on cultural heritage of water wells was designed. Public events were organized at the location of water wells on both sides of the border and a Water Well Trail was designed to connect water wells in the cross-border environment.
Oher Societal Benefits
Increase Water Storage
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