Geografie 2004, 109, 145-155

Good practices for sustainable water and territorial management: experiences from Alps and transferability

Massimo De Marchi

University of Padova, Department of Geography; Padova, Italy

The article deals with the application in Alpine area of Italy, Germany and Austria of one of the models to diffuse sustainable choices known as "good practice". A pioneer survey about the application of good practices in water and territorial management is presented with the analysis of main results. Then the successful factors and the transferability of good practice are discussed. The article intends to represent an opportunity of exchanging experiences to implement sustainable decision making about water and territorial management.