Founded in the fifth century, Venice is built over approximately a hundred islands linked by canals and more than 300 bridges. Flooding occurs with increasing freqency, and the water levels rise each time at an alarming rate. Both politicians and scientists are keeping a close watch on this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the race is on to implement an engineering project designed to protect the lagoon during high tides. This vast project, called MOSE, consists of a highly sophisticated series of dykes that divert water away from the city. This program looks at the engineering details of the project and what resources have been mobilized to bring this one of a kind construction to fruition.