Sustainable management of water basins and geological environments


IDRO project has been carried out by Softeco Sismat S.p.A., with the co-operation of the “Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Ambientale” and the “Ufficio Idrografico e Mareografico di Genova”. The project has been financed by the Italian State (MIUR).


The sustainable management of water basins and the protection of the geological environment were the main objectives of the IDRO project.

During the project a set of software services, focused on the management of water supplies, have been designed, developed and tested:

  • a cadastre of the hydrological data which integrates physical territorial data and administrative data;
  • a predictive model which allows one to estimate the water flow on the basis of a run off rainfall model;
  • a portal for the dissemination and the collection of data via Internet.

The services constitutes an integrated set dedicated to the public administrations which manage the water basins and issue water exploitation concessions to companies or single users.

The suite allows the definition and the application of innovative land management protection policies: in particular the run off rainfall model allows to simulate the daily evolution of the water resources in the basins and to optimize the exploitation of water resources, without compromising the basins natural environment.

Moreover, the suite allows the dissemination of hydrological data and make it available to companies and institutions which operate in environmentally protected areas, as well as to all citizens.

IDRO has been finely tuned and tested on the water basins of the Liguria region, and was validated by the “Provincia di Genova”.

The software has been designed and developed using a modular and open approach and can be adapted to several other regions in Italy and in others parts of Europe.


A consolidated research group with a renowned academic and industrial profile.

  • algoWatt SpA (IT)
  • Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Ambientale (IT)
  • Ufficio Idrografico e Mareografico di Genova (IT)



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