The Service for Hydraulic Works (SOI) belongs to the Department for Civil Protection of the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT). It provides for technical and administrative fulfilments related to hydraulic works, dams and reservoirs, and lake harbours. Among other activities, it is in charge of the design, building and maintenance of hydraulic works, and of the maintenance of river beds. It also fulfils duties of prevention and assistance in case of severe disasters, in particular floods. The control of dams and reservoirs to limit river discharge in case of floods is also competence of SOI.
SOI has little previous experience in joining transnational cooperation actions, but a wide experience in these issues has been matured by other Services of the Province, which are for instance participating to INTERREG IIIB projects in the Alpine Space area (e.g.: FORALPS, METEORISK, VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA...). A dedicated office of the Province provides technical support to institutions participating to transnational programmes, helping them in respecting EU guidelines.