City Profiles

Murcia - Spain

Local Agency for Energy and Climate Change Murcia

Main motivation for taking adaptation action

Murcia continues to strive to build a better city in which its residents can enjoy the highest quality of life possible by making optimal use of available resources and planning the growth and development of Murcia intelligent and orderly manner.

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)
Strategy for Addressing Climate Change in Murcia (ELCC)
Weblink of the strategy/ plan

Good practice / spotlight item

Clearance of 100% of wastewater collected in sewers
Droughts and water scarcity will occur at increasing rates in Murcia as a result of climate change. To prepare for such situations the city commissioned the construction of new water treatment plants, especially in Murcia East. As a result of the enhanced control of industrial discharges, 100 percent of the water circulating in the city's sewer system can be treated. This allows the reuse of water in appropriate conditions for irrigation or discharge into public waterways, thereby recycling a diminishing resource. More information can be found here.
What sectors are concerned
  • Urban
  • Water management
The Segura River runs through the city of Murcia. source

Climate change impacts

  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Droughts
  • Water Scarcity

Key vulnerable sectors

  • Buildings
  • Biodiversity
  • Financial
  • Energy
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • Water Management
  • Agriculture
  • Transport


Miguel Angel Camara Botia


443351 inhabitants

Contact person

Maria Cruz Ferreira Costa
Maging Director ALEM


Mayors Adapt signatory

Date of officially joining Mayors Adapt

Sep 25, 2014

Last Update

Oct 18, 2016

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