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THE LEAP OF FISH THAT DREAM OF FLYING
The Po Delta is known for its unique combination of natural, industrial, and agricultural landscapes, which have been shaped by centuries of human activity. The complex relationship between the river, land, sea, and climate has had a significant impact on the social and economic aspects of human settlements, as they strive to adapt to the ever-changing ecosystem. The Po Delta, which has been a UNESCO MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Reserve since 2015, is currently undergoing a transformation, with the industrial site of the Polesine Camerini power plant being converted into an innovative and environmentally sustainable tourist attraction. This redevelopment project spans 300 hectares, with one portion dedicated to woodland and another to accommodation facilities. This initiative is part of the Futur-e project, led by the Enel Group, which aims to repurpose 23 disused industrial sites and a former mining area that are no longer needed for energy production. The revitalization of the area, with a focus on environmental sustainability and nature conservation, will create new opportunities for the local community with the aim of realizing the potential for a better world.