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Drop by drop we improve land security


BEWARE project (BEtter Water Management for Advancing Resilient Communities in Europe), co-funded by the European Union LIFE Programme aims to improve hydraulic safety and territorial resilience in Altovicentino area, Vicenza Province (Italy).
It promotes the adoption of sustainable interventions through a participatory approach that actively involves interested stakeholders, encouraging them to adopt actions to reduce flood damages caused by the heavy rains that increasingly occur in the territory.


The Layman's report, the story of LIFE Beware within everyone's reach.

The Layman's report, the final document summarising the goals, actions and achievements of all Life projects and in this case of the LIFE Beware project, is available on the LIFE Beware website. This constitutes a non-technical document but rather has the purpose to tell the project to everyone.

Great attendance at the final event "LIFE Beware, what next?"

The final event of the LIFE Beware project was held on June 4, 2022, marking the symbolic conclusion of a 46-month journey. Preceded by two days of training reserved for technicians and professionals, the final event featured a morning workshop reserved for citizens, technicians and administrators and a final Conference in the afternoon, which highlighted the common will to continue on the path of good practices on the ground.

Meet the LIFE Beware project partners, without whom the project's more than 3-year journey would not have been possible

One idea, one project, 46 months of activities, 7 interventions implementing Natural Water Retention Measures, and 6 partners. Their synergy, ideas, and collaboration is what made it all possible.


The LIFE Programme of the European Union is co-funding a wide variety of projects that involve public and private entities, civil society organisations and other stakeholders, in the implementation of measures and strategies for climate change adaptation. The LIFE BEWARE project is committed to building a network of projects
and initiatives for soil conservation, sustainable management of natural resources, promotion of environmental governance, biodiversity conservation and much more. In the section below, three important projects about the sustainable use of soil and flood risk mitigation are presented!


The climate in the region of Andalusia, in southern Spain, is characterised by hot, dry summers with heat wave events. Most climate models predict these events will increase. For instance, in the city of Seville (capital of Andalusia and the largest city in southern Spain) an increase in the average temperature of 4.5C is expected and a reduction in rain of 20% by the year 2100. This will put more pressure on water resources, which are critical for life, the environment and society. Given this, urban planners need innovative tools that allow them to respond to the new climatic challenges and requirements, adapting to the impacts of climate change.The WATERCOOL project aims to develop and test innovative solutions to cope with high temperatures, both outdoors and indoors, and with temporarily high water run-off as well as drought situations in an urban environment subject to climate change. The urban water network will act as the basic structure for the development of urban green solutions and cooling measures to adapt to the effects of climate change, maximising the sustainability of the city and citizens well-being.


LIFE ADAPTATE aims to increase the commitment of European municipalities with the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy by the development of local adaptation plans which will be integrated in the previous mitigation objectives of several municipalities, giving a comprehensive approach to the fight against climate change.

The main solution proposed by LIFE ADAPTATE against climate change effects is to contribute to the improvement of climate policy and legislation both at local level and European level, such as EU Strategy on Adaptation to climate change and the 2030 climate and energy package aimed at achieving GHG reduction, energy efficiency improvement and increasing renewable energy production.

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This newsletter has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the LIFE. The contents of it are the sole responsibility of the LIFE BEWARE Consortium and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
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