And yet, according to the Environmental Protection and Research Center (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale – “ISPRA”), the inhabitants of northern and central Italy are those who have to worry the most about droughts. Following a low precipitation winter, the Po River, Eastern Alps, and Northern and Central Apennines hydrographic districts are registering MEDIUM water severity levels. In other words, the seasonal flows are lower-than-average, water demands are higher-than-standard, and water reservoirs cannot guarantee a regular delivery rate. Consequently, there is a high risk of economic losses and impacts on the environment. Conversely, the hydrographic districts of the Southern Apennines, Sicily and Sardinia showed LOW water severity levels at the beginning of April, and water demand was still met .