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Sant Cugat del Valles - Spain

Climate change impacts

Temperatures in our area could reach +4 5ºC by 2100. Summer precipitation could be reduced to 60% and spring precipitation between -11% to -18%.

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one

Good practice / spotlight item

Dealing with droughts through water conservation
Since Sant Cugat del Valles is located in a drought-prone region, water conservation is becoming increasingly important. In 2008, the city council approved a Water Conservation Bill, the first of its kind in Catalonia. This piece of legislation requires the incorporation of water-saving devices and installations in buildings. In recent years, the city has also started collecting ground and rainwater to clean and water parks and gardens. Currently, Sant Cugat del Valles, Barcelona, and SOREA (the Sant Cugat's water utility company) are drafting a Master Plan for Water.
What sectors are concerned
  • Urban
  • Water management
Sant Cugat del Valles
A park in Sant Cugat del Valles. Source: www.santcugat.cat

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Droughts
  • Water Scarcity

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Water Management

Mayor

Merce Conesa Pages

Population

87399 inhabitants

Contact person

Victor Martinez del Rey
Head of Urban Planning and Quality Services Department

Email

alcaldia@santcugat.cat
Website

Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

21 Jul 2014

Last Update

18 Oct 2016

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