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Issue #13 - March 2022
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.


From 29 to 31 March 2022 LIFE Beware will take part in The Nature of Cities Festival (TNOC)

The TNOC festival, a virtual event that will take place from 29 to 31 March 2022, aims to radically imagine cities that are better for nature and for all people. With dense programming in all regional time zones and in multiple languages, LIFE BEWARE will also be participating in the Festival itself by organising two events.

The LIFE Beware project presents the webinar "Reshaping Cities:How Urban Areas Can Tackle Climate Change" | 29 March 2022 16:00 – 17:30

The first of two webinars organised by LIFE Beware as part of the TNOC Festival will focus on the resilience of cities to climate change and, thanks to the contribution of four LIFE projects, will highlight different ways and good practices in which urban areas can successfully tackle this problem in innovative ways.

LIFE Beware brings Nature Based Solutions to the TNOC Festival: "Nature Based Solutions for a more resilient territory - How can Municipalities better implement them?” | 30 March 2022 16:00 – 17:30 CEST

What are NBS and how can they be better implemented on the territory? The event aims to promote and encourage the replicability of Nature Based Solutions among European Municipalities thanks to the presence of Technicians and Professors from the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (TESAF) of the University of Padua.


The Digital Tour "Waters, Common Goods" takes shape

Thanks to the new geo-referenced guide, from April 2022 it will be possible to discover the hydraulic risk mitigation measures carried out in Santorso and Marano Vicentino and the great natural and cultural heritage connected to water.


LIFE TreeCheck app

The LIFE TreeCheck project is helping cities in Central Europe to effectively tackle the effects of climate change, in particular ever-increasing heat waves and urban warming, by improving green infrastructure in all possible forms and locations. Through its innovative app it is possible to recognise specific types of plants and find out how much water it evaporates, what shade they provide and how much it cools a hot street down


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!


In the context of the ongoing climate crisis, the proper management of natural resources acquires strategic relevance for adaptation. For this reason, the LIFE Brenta 2030 project -co-funded by the European Commission- has started a safeguarding process of the water resource and the ecosystems related to it. The project intervenes in the territory of the Natura 2000 site, between the Padua and Vicenza provinces, which entails the whole middle course of the Brenta river. The aim of this project is to institute an environmental fund dedicated to mitigating/compensating interventions to address the negative impacts of the Integrated Water Service. This fund would be financed through a small fee in the water tariff. The idea at the base of the environmental fund is the “user/polluter pays” principle, according to which end users should compensate for the negative impacts caused by using the water resource. At the same time, it introduces the internalisation of the Environmental and Resource Costs (ERC).

EVOLVING REGIONS – Climate Adaptation in rural regions

Developing adaptation measures to be prepared for the future impacts of climate change is a major effort for all of us. Evolving Regions provides a framework in which a wide range of different actors join forces on the road to a climate resilient future in rural areas.

In the Evolving Regions project seven participating regions in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) and one in the Netherlands are enabled to develop and implement integrated and innovative solutions for the challenges of climate adaptation. The method of Evolving Roadmapping acts as a procedural framework, which could be transferred to other regions in Germany and Europe. The overall project is coordinated by the Social Research Centre of the TU Dortmund University, forming a broad and interdisciplinary project consortium together with six partner institutions.

Evolving Regions has three specific aims:

  1. Self-empowerment of the participating regions to become climate resilient,
  2. integration of climate adaptation into local and regional planning processes and
  3. knowledge exchange and rollout of the roadmap procedure providing an innovative approach for dialogue formats with local actors, exemplary strategies and bundles of measures as well as monitoring concepts for other regions and service providers of the climate adaptation economy.
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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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