Urban Klima 2050 knows in Biarritz experiences in adaptation of the coastline against the rise of sea level


The Director of Natural Heritage and Climate Change of the Basque Government, Adolfo Uriarte, and representatives from Ihobe, the City Council of Zarautz, AZTI, Tecnalia and the Association of Roads, Canals and Ports of the Basque Country visited Biarritz on Thursday 29 June to learn about the actions implemented to adapt the coastal front to the risks posed by rising sea levels.

During the visit, the Basque delegation was able to see first-hand the ‘Wave Submersion’ operational service that the Rivages ProTech-Suez research center has launched on Biarritz beach to evaluate and mitigate the local effects due to impacts of storms and associated with climate change.

For their part, representatives of Ihobe and AZTI presented the analysis of action alternatives developed for the Zarautz boardwalk, work framed in action C.6. Intervention pilots in the coastal area of the LIFE Urban Klima 2050 project. As they explained, this work has focused on compiling and proposing a catalogue of potential measures to guarantee the use of the beach and reduce the risk of erosion and flooding in the context of climate change.