The drought, a consequence of the climate crisis we are experiencing, is real. In the previous article we talked about the current situation in Italy and how citizens perceive the problem. We should not despair but be aware of the problem and try to adapt as best we can.
In fact, the Italian government has recently issued a decree to set up a steering committee for the water crisis and the appointment of an extraordinary national Commissioner for the adoption of urgent interventions related to the water scarcity phenomenon. 
The information that the committee and the commissioner will have to evaluate regarding the state of water resources is often provided by regional bodies, which makes it complicated to have an overall picture of the situation updated quickly. For this reason, a permanent drought observatory (ADO) has been set up for the Alpine area, a project led by Eurac Research of Bolzano together with several national and international partners, funded by the Interreg Alpine Space Programme, co-funded by the European Union.