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The Italian Water Industry

Cases of Excellence

  • Andrea Gilardoni
  • Describes the Italian water sector from governance to sustainability

  • Includes contributions by leading Italian water professionals, from engineers to utility managers

  • Presents various cases of cutting-edge solutions for water and wastewater management


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Overview of the Italian Water Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lorenzo Bardelli
      Pages 21-38
    3. Massimiliano Cattozzi, Giovanni Costigliola, Nicola Tomaiuoli
      Pages 59-71
  3. Advanced Purification and Water Quality Solutions

  4. Optimizing the Distribution Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Stefano Antonio Donnarumma
      Pages 131-144
    3. Andrea Gallina, Donato Gerardo Pasquale
      Pages 145-155
    4. Nicola De Sanctis
      Pages 157-172
    5. Lorenzo Veronese
      Pages 187-197
    6. Vladimiro Agostini
      Pages 199-212
  5. Wastewater in a Circular Economy Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213

About this book


This book describes the water sector as it is structured in Italy, presenting innovative engineering, financial and managerial solutions implemented by the Italian water sector, through the experiences of its major stakeholders. The main themes addressed include water regulation, financing infrastructures, economic performance of the leading companies, abstraction, potabilization, distribution, treatment and purification technologies, energy production, and organizational restructuring. The last part of the work presents company profiles with important financial indicators, as well as future strategic postures. Written by leading Italian experts, the book reflects the remarkable advances that have been made in the field of water governance and environmental management. The book is especially valuable for researchers, water professionals, utility managers, as well as policy makers and foreign investors looking for opportunities.

This work has been prepared as part of the research activities of the Observatory on Sustainable Water Industry, one of Agici’s Research and Advisory units.


Wastewater Management Water Infrastructure Water Governance Fresh Water Resources Water Quality Analysis Smart Water Network Fire Prevention Systems Water Cycle Management Water Pollution Energy Consumption Potabilisation management Italian water sector

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Gilardoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Policy Analysis and Public ManagementBocconi UniversityMilanItaly

About the editors

Andrea Gilardoni is a tenured professor of General Management at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. His research focuses on environmental management, water governance, public utilities, energy policy and cost-benefit analysis. He also founded the quarterly journal Management delle Utilities e delle Infrastrutture, and is president of Agici Finanza d’Impresa, a company devoted to utility, infrastructure and energy, and offering research and advisory services.

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