Urban Klima 2050 gives details about the natural solutions used in Bakio and Vitoria-Gasteiz on Euskadi Irratia


The Munduaren Akabera section of the Faktoria Magazina programme featured information on the future creation of an urban marsh and a flooded forest in Bakio, and the catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions carried out in Vitoria-Gasteiz. 

Iñigo Urrutikoetxea Alvarez, a member of the Urban Klima 2050 coordination team and Ihobe climate action technician, took part in the Faktoria Magazina programme on Euskadi Irratia on February 22.

The programme dedicated its Munduaren Akabera section to the recent study on flooding caused by heavy rainfall as a result of an increase in extreme events in the Basque Country, and the actions being carried out by Ihobe in different parts of the Basque Country to prevent such flooding.

Urrutikoetxea described some of the actions that are being carried out within the framework of the LIFE Urban Klima 2050 as part of the action C.5.1 Nature-based solutions in river basins, highlighting the future creation of flood zones next to the course of the River Estepona in Bakio to reduce the risk of flooding in the coastal town.

Urrutikoetxea also mentioned the Catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions in Vitoria-Gasteiz, which includes 79 interventions undertaken in urban and peri-urban parks, streets, squares, streams, and less conventional spaces such as vacant buildings and plots of land in the capital of Alava. This initiative is part of Action C.4.1 Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and their co-benefits The work carried out by Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council and the Centre for Environmental Studies (CEA) has made it possible to increase the green and permeable surface area, biodiversity and to improve the city’s ecosystem services.