The initiative is part of the program that the MFA-DGDC and CIHEMA-IAM Bari have prepared to coordinate the Italian participation the WWF, promoting Italian best practices in the water sector.
Water has primary and growing role for the well being of the civil society. Protection and proper use of the water patrimonia represent the key elements for the programming of the sustainable development to assure food, health and economical perspectives for the population. An efficient system for the management and the governance of the res publica is based on a solid legislative system and on democratic mechanisms for the composition of the collective interests. Last but not least, on the ethic principles of public service. Like water, the energy policy –strongly influenced by the growing demand- shows some limits in the research and in the implementation of structural and not structural solution -including the habit of consuming- to reduce the demand and to improve the energy efficiency. These policies show some limits also in the valorisation of the renewable energy and in their integration into the traditional system of production. The culture of the common good, based on the protection of the all people’s rights, imposes the coherence between the models of development and the future needs without forgetting the ecosystem’s equilibrium. It seems necessary to built up the full individual and collective awareness in relation to the real needs through educational programme. This goal can be achieved through a collaboration of local and international stakeholders to offer real perspectives of cooperation at a global scale.
The aim of this initiative is to promote a debate among local administrations, public utilities, academics and ngos on the social and economical impact of the education in the development of a Country.