Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
We (will) integrate adaptation into existing relevant plans
Good practice / spotlight item
Reinforcing existing flood protection infrastructure
What sectors are concerned
Smolyan has been taking adaptation action for many years. In response to flooding that caused immense damage in Smolyan's Ustovo neighbourhood in 2005, the city implemented a number of flood protection measures. Under the project, which was funded by Operational Programme Regional Development and cost 450,000 EUR, river banks were widened, 240 metres of new flood walls were built, and over 430 metres existing walls were reinforced. In addition to adaptation measures like the ones above, Smolyan has incorporated adaptation into its 7-year Municipal Development Plan that was developed in 2014.
Ustovo during the flooding in 2005 (above). The new flood walls (right).
Key vulnerable sectors
- Water Management
Mayors Adapt signatory
Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt
26 Aug 2014