NOVA : Sinking City of Venice (2002)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This volume of the PBS series NOVA investigates the past, present, and future of the water problem in Venice, Italy. Under the real and constant threat of sinking, this historic city of famous art and architecture is involved in conflicting methods of dealing with the high levels of water. The program discusses the geography and reasons behind the flooding, as well as measures other countries have taken to prevent their own sinking problems. The conclusion offers a debate about the effects of the mobile floodgate development and other means of controlling rising sea levels.