City Profiles

Granada - Spain

Adaptation strategy

Have you already developed an adaptation strategy?
No, we do not have an adaptation strategy but are currently developing one
Name of the strategy/ plan (If adopted)
Flood Action Plan
Summary of the strategy/plan
Granada does not yet have an adaptation strategy but did approve a Flood Action Plan in January 2015. Flooding is one of the municipality of Granada's principal climate change risks, as its territory is crossed by four fluvial basins (Genil, Darro, Beiro and Monachil). Flooding frequency and its impacts on multiple environments (social, economic, ecological) make it a climate change adaptation priority for the city. Granada understands that effective prevention of and risk management in regards to floods implies the need to develop different lines of action. Whether it is protection measures, such as containment, or planning measures that preempt eventual emergency situations, a multi-faceted approach is required to tackle flooding in Granada. Granada's Flood Action Plan touches on disaster risk reduction, water management, and the infrastructure sectors.
Additional information on adaptation responses
A working group has been created to analyse the influence of climate change and seismic phenomena in the water supply system of Granada. This group includes representatives of the region (Junta de Andalusia and Deputation of Granada), police, other civil protection authorities,the water utility company, Institute of Water, Andalusian Institute of Geophysics, the Departments of Civil Engineering at UGR, the Granada Department of Environment, and the local Agenda 21.

Planned adaptation actions

Measures to prevent or reduce the impacts of flooding of the Genil basin have already been executed within the framework of the Flood Prevention Plan of Andalucía. The Plan emphasizes intervention through urban planning to increase the adaptation of the surrounding area to the fluvial flooding by avoiding settlements within the flood zones.

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Ice and Snow
  • Forest Fires
  • Storms
  • Droughts
  • Flooding
  • Water Scarcity

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Urban
  • Biodiversity
  • Tourism
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • Water Management
  • Agriculture


Francisco Cuenca


238500 inhabitants

Contact person

Mariángeles Garzón Cambil
Environmental Projects Officer


Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

Feb 06, 2015

Covenant of Mayors 2020 signatory

Last Update

Jan 23, 2017

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