The LIFE Phoenix project (Perfluorinated compounds HOlistic ENvironmental Internstitutional eXperience), co-funded by the European Union, involved both institutional bodies and the scientific research community. It was coordinated by Regione del Veneto, in collaboration with Azienda Zero, ARPAV, IRSA-CNR and Università degli Studi di Padova. The budget allocated for its implementation was of 2.176.493,00 euro, of which 1.264.369,00 as a contribution from the European Union.
CRIEP performed the analysis of the socio-economic impact of the project, within action C.2. First, it conducted the economic evaluation of the mitigation strategies against PFAS implemented in the operative part of the project. Then, it focused on the analysis of the healthcare costs related to the surveillance initiative carried out by Regione Veneto to monitor the PFAS-exposed population.
The estimated WTP (Willingness to Pay) for a reduction in PFAS contamination in drinking water allowed the researchers to calculate the potential social benefits from pollution mitigation strategies. Furthermore, the monetization of the economic costs correlated to Regione Veneto’s surveillance initiative on the PFAS-exposed population was carried out in order to quantify the impact of the emergency interventions implemented in the Veneto case, for the benefit of further applications in similar cases of contamination and exposure to persistent chemicals.
CRIEP scientific committee:
Cesare Dosi, Vincenzo Rebba, Luciano Greco
CRIEP research fellows:
Francesco Pintus, Franco Corti