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Request information by email: Fondazione Stava 1985 OnlusSgorigrad Square 2 - Stava I - 38038 - Tesero (Trento) Italian fiscal code: 01748010228


Project fundingFuture projects and initiatives shall be funded through third party bequests and donations, donations by honorary members and/or contributions and funds from public or private bodies. Contributions by public and private bodies and private citizensContributions, bequests and donations to Fondazione Stava 1985 Onlus can be paid into account at the Cassa Rurale Val di FiemmeI - 38038 - Tesero (Trento) - piazza Cesare Battisti 4EUR IBAN IT98 S081 8435 6400 0000 2152 366BIC CCRTIT2T50A Fondazione Stava 1985 OnlusPiazza Sgorigrad 2, Stava I - 38038 - Tesero (Trento)Italian fiscal code: 01748010228 Donations to an Onlus non-profit-making organization are tax deductible

Statutory Bodies

Board of Directors The Board of Directors of the Stava 1985 Foundation is composed as follows: Mr. Graziano Lucchi (chairman),Mr. Carlo Dellasega (deputy chairman),Mr./Mrs. Elena Ceschini, Roberto Fanton, Alan Barbolini, Clemente Deflorian, Massimo Cristel, Anna Olivier, Floriano Bonelli, Carla Vargiu The Committee of Auditors is composed as follows: Mr. Andrea Varesco (chairman);Mrs. Iosella Zorzi, Mr. Giorgio Zorzi. The Members of the Statutory Bodies do not receive any compensation.

Founding members

Founding act The Stava 1985 Foundation was set up on February 7th 2002. The Stava 1985 Foundation is a non-profit-making organization (ONLUS). It is based in Stava di Tesero, Province of Trento, Italy. Founding members The founding members are the Association of the Relatives of the Victims of the Stava Valley Disaster, today renamed Association “19 luglio Val di Stava”, the Fiemme Valley Community, as well as the Municipalities of Tesero, Longarone and Cavalese.


The activities carried out by the Stava 1985 Foundation are aimed at: keeping the memory of the disaster alive;information on the genesis, causes and responsibilities for this catastrophe;education and formation directed to high school and university students, graduates, technicians and administrators who are in charge of the management of tailings dams and geotechnical structures. Details in the ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS area.


The true monument to the 268 innocent victims of the Stava tragedy is the silent, ongoing, tenacious commitment taken up and carried forward for all these years by the survivors. The objective is to keep the memory of their loved ones alive, to banish despair and to bring about a true awakening. Not only was it a tragedy, but also a call to establish new relations among people. Life must go on, but not by removing these events from memory. Doing so would re-create, inadvertently but quite tangibly, the very conditions that led to that avalanche of mud. Franco De

Presentazione del libro "Stava Perché" al Presidente della Repubblica Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

Active memory

"I subscribe to your decision to set up this foundation whose objective is actively to preserve the memory of past events, so that each and every one of us can assume our responsibilities.""Unfortunately, the inevitable sometimes occurs. But these are not things that belong to the inevitable. These are tragedies which ought to have been avoided: the conditions which led to the tragedy should never have arisen. Time and time again we are confronted by these dramatic events. I hope that an initiative such as yours will help to keep alive the sense of duty which should distinguish anyone carrying

The Taoshi tailings dam failure, 2008

On 8th September 2008, at 8:00 hrs, a mud and mine debris wiped out in just a few minutes the little mining centre of Taoshi, in the city of Linfen, in Xiangfen County, China. 128 persons were confirmed dead, but hundreds more were missing. Bulldozers and 2,000 workers and firefighters continued to search with little hope, while anger was growing over a man-made disaster that could have been avoided. The residents complained that hundreds were “missing”, and accused the state-run television, radio, and press outlets of “lying” to minimize the disaster. Meanwhile, hundreds of police officers “monitored” the area, possibly

Lodrone di Storo

The Lodrone di Storo landslide, 2000

A landslide of 500 thousand cubic metres of earth and rocks loomed high over Lodrone and its two thousand inhabitants. Lodrone belongs to the municipality of Storo in the province of Trento (Italy), not far from the border with the province of Brescia. The alarm was raised in September 2000 by a hunter who had noticed a number of deep cracks in the ground on the right-hand side of the Santa Barbara valley, as well as an unusual abundance of water in the Santa Barbara river itself. In their first checks, the geologists from the Autonomous Province of Trento suggested

The Baia Borsa mineral waste facility failure, 2000

On 10th March 2000 torrential rains (37 litres/m2 according to a local weather station) and melting snow from the slopes surrounding the Novat artificial reservoir at a mine in Baia Borsa, Maramures region, Romania, led to an unmanageable rise in the reservoir’s water level. At about 11:00 a.m. on 10th March, approximately 20,000 tonnes of mineral waste was flushed into the River Viseu from the decantation reservoir of the Baia Borsa Preparation Enterprise mine. The waste been stored following the processing of complex ores of lead, copper and zinc. The accident led to pollution of the River Vaser with minerals