The Baillmarsane catchment area is located in the foothills of the Canigou mountain in the Pyrénées- Orientales. It is a very dynamic catchment in terms of torrentiality, erosion and land movements. In January 2020, the Baillmarsane was impacted by storm Gloria, which was very intense in terms of rainfall and snowfall, unusual for the winter season. In some places, the equivalent of 4 to 5 months of rain fell in 72 hours, which generated exceptional flooding on the scale of the department.

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Lun, 30/05/2022 - 11:48

Around 120 people participated in the 3rd MONTCLIMA seminar on management strategies for the prevention of drought impacts on mountain forests in the SUDOE. The seminar, which took place on 30 September in the emblematic building of the "Institut d'Estudis Catalans", was another opportunity to transfer MONTCLIMA's pilot experiences and lessons learned, as well as to share some of the leading practices and initiatives in the management and prevention of drought risks in the forests of the SUDOE region.

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Vie, 15/10/2021 - 14:01

What is the link between natural hazards and climate change?

Over the past two decades, the scientific community has focused efforts on clarifying the links between extreme weather events and global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions.While extreme weather events may be due to natural causes, there is a broad scientific consensus that human-induced climate change is making these events more likely and more intense.

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Lun, 13/09/2021 - 13:37

We are pleased to announce that the MONTCLIMA SUDOE project is organizing a seminar on Strategies for managing and preventing drought impacts in forests in the SUDOE mountains that will take place in Barcelona on 30th September 2021.

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One of the key actions of the SUDOE MONTCLIMA project is the design and implementation (testing and development) of common Action Plans for prevention and management of natural hazards, which will be validated and/or improved through pilot trials.

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Vie, 02/07/2021 - 11:22

The Valentin valley, located mainly in the Eaux-Bonnes area, is a zone regularly subjected to all kinds of natural hazards such as usually occurs in the mountains.

The first step of this pilot case of the MONTCLIMA project was the carrying out of a multi-hazard inventory made from avalanche reports, newspaper articles, archives and records, RTM/MTES event database and evidences or witness statements.

680 events have been registered over the last two centuries, among which 604 avalanches, 33 landslides and mudflows, 33 torrential events and 11 rockfalls.

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Lun, 31/05/2021 - 10:53
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