The Municipality of Smolyan joined “Mayors Adapt” for adapting to Climate Change

adapt_smolyanThe Municipality of Smolyan has been promoting adaptation to climate change for many years and has formally adhered to the EU initiative Mayors Adapt in 2014. 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 the Operational Programme “Regional Development” riverbanks were widened, 240 metres of new floodwalls were built, and over 430 meters of 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.
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