Adaptation in water and coastal areas in Puglia, Italy

Adaptation in water and coastal areas in Puglia, Italy
November 2014 | Print | Leaflet

Three pilot studies were carried out under the OrientGate Thematic Centre on Drought, Water and Coasts: on climate change adaptation in the new water regime in Puglia Region, Italy (Pilot Study 3); on the effects of climate change on the wetland ecosystems of Attica Region, Greece (Pilot Study 4); and on water resources and the use of hydroelectricity in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy (Pilot Study 5)

This leaflet describes the research undertaken in the context of Pilot Study 3 to identify Puglia Region’s vulnerability to climate change impacts. The core of the study was an assessment of risks to water resources and coastal zones under climate modifications, including extremes, by means of modelling and spatial analysis based on climate change scenarios. The results will promote the communication of climate trends, impacts, vulnerabilities and risks, and their consideration by decision makers.

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.