MOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), the movable dams project aimed at protecting Venice and its lagoon from the sea and the risk of acqua alta, works.
MOSE — whose development has been tainted by a series of legal and financial issues — is a flood barrier system formed by 78 mobile dams, that can swing up when necessary to seal the lagoon off from the Adriatic Sea.
Yesterday for the first time, the system was tested in its entirety, at the presence of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who stated: “We’re not here for photoshoots but to verify, as a government, whether MOSE works,” as noted by ANSA.
MOSE should be completed fully by the end of 2021.
Check out the yesterday’s event in this video!