Rather than battling to keep the sea out - they want to use it to help raise the sinking island-city.
The scheme would involve pumping huge quantities of sea water into the ground beneath Venice down 12 pipes each of which would be 700m (765 yards) long.
The sea water would make the sand beneath the city expand lifting Venice by 30cm (11.8 inches) in 10 years.
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If they inject the underlying ground with seawater, what on earth does this do to the hydrology of the place?
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