Autorità di Bacino del Fiume Po – Po Basin Authority (AdB-Po)

Po River Basin Authority (AdB-Po) was established in 1989 by national law no. 183/1989 as a collegiate body headed by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory in which national and regional authorities are represented. The main responsibility of the Po River Basin Authority is drafting and implementing the Po River Basin Plan, focussing on land and water resources conservation, planning and management, assessment and mapping of flood and geological risks and identification of optimal risk-mitigation policies. AdB-Po personnel has a strong background in EU Flood Directive implementation.