SAPYRA is a collaborative action led between France, Andorra and Spain against avalanches.The main objective of the SAPYRA project is to improve the safety and viability of transport infrastructure along access points in Andorra. Within this are two specific objectives:- Limit the effects of risks at their origin or as close to the risk sites as possible.- Better understand climate phenomena in real time to enable assessment and management of the risk level as accurately as possible.- Reduce down time in the road network.
Mountain road infrastructure is highly vulnerable to natural risks induced by climate change. The objective of the SECURUS project is to guarantee road safety against natural risks on the Bielsa–Aragnouet (Lannemazan–Aínsa) and Espacio Portalet (Laruns–Biescas) road links. Following a first phase (SECURUS 1), the SECURUS 2 project continues to make progress in protecting the Bielsa-Aragnouet (Lannemazan-Aínsa) and Espacio Portalet (Laruns-Biescas) roadways so as to guarantee road user safety against natural risks.
Forest clearance work to allow the development of the most beautiful trees and to limit the risks linked to the fall of decaying trees and fires.
At this site, landslides and rockfall from a steep, ca. 35 m high slope consisting of loose glacial till, threaten an important road between France and Spain, the A-136 (RD-934 in Freance). With low road visibility and high traffic speed at the site, risk is mainly connected to rocks lying in the road. Mitigation with rockfall nets has proved insufficient and release of boulders and smaller rocks due to erosion has persisted.
Kazbegi is one of Georgia’s unique natural reserves, famous for its stunning mountain views, rich pastures and biodiversity. At the same time, the region is prone to natural disasters, including mudflows and landslides. Excessive use of pastures, illegal tree lodging and degradation of coniferous trees over the years added up to the environmental decline and brought local pastures on the verge of depletion.In 2017, the ecological farming association “Sema” came up with a plan to address the challenge and bring Karkucha pastures back to life.
The objectives of this restoration are: - to reclaiming flood-prone areas that have know emergency work after the June 2013 flood events- to prevent flooding- to raise awareness of good practices among stakeholders and residents
Vitoria-Gasteiz is a city of more than 200,000 inhabitants, which might be affected by more severe climatic conditions. For this reason, it is extremely important to create green areas that can reduce the heatwaves impacts and heat island effect typical of urban areas.
The hazard at Artouste is caused by rockfall, sourced from both exposed rock ledges and loose blocks resting on the steep till-covered slope. The site is adjacent to the hydropower dam of Artouste, where the RD-934 road descends in sharp turns from the height of the reservoir level to the base of the dam. The forest has a protective effect for smaller blocks, but rocks often hit the road. In 2013, a fatal accident occurred when a passing car was hit by a falling rock.
The goal of this work is to protect the villages against floods and erosion of the riverbed.
The village of Barèges, an important tourist destination, has been hit by snow avalanches from the mountainside to the north of the village several times. The village, which is part of the Grand Tourmalet ski destination, was evacuated because of avalanche hazards as late as 2013 and 2015. There are several avalanche paths on the valley side, and a number of existing measures exist in the form of fences, stone- and concrete barriers, and other structures, some as old as the 19th century.