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Silver 2019 Science / Environment

The Fallen Memory

  • Photographer
    Barbara Zanon
  • Agency / Studio
    Barbara Zanon
  • Prize
    Silver in Science / Environment

From 26 to 30 October 2018 in the mountain areas of Veneto, Trentino and Friuli in Italy but also in Austria, Croatia and part of Switzerland a strong Atlantic-origin disturbance, called VAIA, has been violently hurled over entire countries and forests, first with strong rains (fell between 700 and 800mm of water in 4 days) and then with sirocco winds that blowing between 190 and 210km/h managed to scourge entire countries and vast wooded areas, dropping 9 million trees and radically changing the conformation of the territory. The estimated damage was hundreds of millions of euros.