Advanced monitoring techniques for world heritage
University of Tuscia with UNESCO Chair “Water Resource Management and Culture”
Since December 2014, the UNESCO Chair in “Water Resources Management and Culture” supports the research project  “Tecniche di monitoraggio per la salvaguardia dei siti patrimonio dell’umanita” (Advanced monitoring techniques for world heritage) at University of Tuscia. The project aims ati) establishing innovative approaches for noninvasive monitoring of natural environments andii) assessing the hydrogeological risk of world heritage sites. Such goals are pursued through a multidisciplinary effort that involves expertise in Hydrology, Environmental Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering.This project entails: extensive research activity by faculty and graduate students; mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students; and dissemination of research ndings to technical audiences and free-choice learners through national and international conferences and outreach events.

Energy efficiency and renewable energies from water resources and their pertinence environment
CIRIAF – University of Perugia with UNESCO Chair “Water Resource Management and Culture”
The research project aims at developing new methodologies for taking advantage of natural resources around water systems, i.e. lakes, rivers, seas, for energy production and energy efficiency scope. In fact, several environmental resources around waters are characterized by intrinsic energy and/or environmental sustainability potential, while most of them currently represent only economic duties for public administrations in charge of the maintenance of these areas. In particular, greenery and vegetation around water resources could be used for energy production from biomass or for new bio-based insulation materials in building envelopes. Additionally, several vegetation materials are used to be transported by flowing phenomena up to beaches and water banks, producing further economic and environmental effort to be removed and dismissed, while their intrinsic energy content is typically ignored. Finally, lakes and water reservoirs can be used as optimization source for thermal exchange in geothermal heat pump systems or in micro-hydro plants.
In this panorama, CIRIAF program for UNESCO consists of the proposal and feasibility analysis of these energy-environmental-economic opportunities to take advantage of natural resources around water pertinence for energy and environmental sustainability purpose.
Erasmus + Project COLISEE Project
focuses on the linguistic, intercultural and enterprise skills needed by European businesses and seeks to enhance the employability of Masters’ level graduates by providing education and training which answers the needs of businesses looking for these skills. Planned changes in training include a more extensive use of digital technologies by University teaching staff. Research carried out by partner universities, and supported by national studies, shows low levels of use of digital technology in university courses at Masters’ level. Partners also note a growing demand for digital training from their staff. The objectives of the COLISEE project arise from these needs. A consortium of 10 partners from six European countries. The Université de Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques, project lead of the COLISEE project, is leading a consortium which brings together 7 comprehensive universities; the Universities of Montpellier 1, Paul Valéry; Southampton; Perugia; Linköping and the Balearic Islands, as well as two distance open universities, the Spanish National University of Distance Education and the Greek Open University. The consortium also includes an inter-university association, the Open Digital Space for the Mediterranean (E.OMED). This complementary partnership brings together the skills and human resources needed for a successful project. 
Governance of the Adriatic and Ionian Marine Space
International Conference, Macerata, 12-13 November 2015: PROGRAMME