Rising seas and sinking land threaten to destroy history, “Saving Venice” on NOVA – Sept. 6 at 9 pm

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NOVA: Saving Venice

Rising seas threaten the survival of Venice. Can innovative engineering projects save it?

Wednesday, September 6 at 9 pm


man walking in knee deep water in courtyard in Venice, ItalyRising sea levels and sinking land threaten to destroy Venice.

Leading scientists and engineers are racing against the clock and battling the forces of nature to try to save this historic city for future generations. Discover the innovative projects and feats of engineering currently underway, including a hi-tech flood barrier, eco-projects to conserve the lagoon, and new efforts to investigate erosion beneath the city.

This is Venice as never seen before, at a critical moment in its rich history.