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The IFFI Inventory first aims at identifying and mapping landslides occurred in the whole Italian territory, following standardized criteria. IFFI has the scope, as well, to constitute an important base-knowledge tool to assess the landslide hazard of the River Basin Plans (PAI), for the preliminary design of slope instability and flood mitigation works as well as the protection of infrastructure networks. Moreover, IFFI contribute for the preparation of Civil Protection Emergency Plans.

Competencies , funding and Project status

The Geological Survey of Italy, has the task of organizing and coordinating the activities, developing the guidelines, verifying the data conformity, building up a national geo-database and a WebGIS portal. The Regions and Self-Governing Provinces are in charge to collect historical documents, archive data, map the areas affected by landslides and validate data . 

The IFFI project has been financed in 1997 with 4.1 Mil. Euro by the Italian Committee of Ministries for the Land Protection.
In 2004, APAT (nowaday ISPRA) allocated 650,000 Euro for the integration and update of the Italian Landslide Inventory database.

In the period 2001-2008 the implementation of the Project took place through formal agreements. The first agreement (IFFI agreement) has been signed between November 2000 and May 2001 among the National Geological Survey and the Regions / Self-Governing Provinces and terminated in 2005 for almost all the Regions. The second agreement (II IFFI agreement), signed in 2005 between the APAT and the Autonomous Regions / Self-Governing Provinces for database updating, was concluded between 2006 and 2008.

Since 2008, the Regions have provided ISPRA with updated information on landslides.

 Landslide data are updated to 2017 for the Umbria Region; 2016 for Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Piedmont, Sicily, Valle d'Aosta and for the Autonomous Province of Bolzano; 2015 for Tuscany; 2014 for Basilicata and Lombardy. For the remaining regions, landslide data are updated to 2007

 In 2012, the State-Regions Conference approved a technical and economic proposal to provide 7 million Euro in 3 years as further funds for the IFFI Inventory . The proposal was prepared by ISPRA and the Piedmont Region (leader in 2012 of the Regions for the Environment sector), and it is still waiting for funding.

The Italian Landslide Inventory currently reports 620,808 landslides occurred in the Italian territory . Before the start of the IFFI Project, ca. 70,000 landslides were inventoried by the Regions and Self-Governing Provinces.

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