Wetland adaptation in Attica Region, Greece

Wetland adaptation in Attica Region, Greece
November 2014 | Print | Leaflet

Under the OrientGate project's Thematic Centre on Drought, Water and Coasts, three pilot studies were carried out: on climate change adaptation in the water regime in Puglia Region, Italy (Pilot Study 3); the effects of climate change on wetland ecosystems in Attica Region, Greece (Pilot Study 4); and water resources and hydroelectricity use in Italy (Pilot Study 5). This leaflet provides details of the work being undertaken in Attica to protect more than 80 wetland areas from the negative impacts of climate change and to safeguard these elements of the natural environment not only as a habitat for wildlife but as part of the region’s water resources and as recreational areas. The pilot study focused on projections of the frequency and intensity of future drought episodes, the assessment of wetland vulnerability, and the capacity of agencies to ensure their ability to adapt.

The OrientGate project is implemented with the contribution of the REC's Environmental Financing and Climate Change and Clean Energy Topic Areas, and is co-funded by the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme.

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