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Project "Water Planten" to repair burnt areas in Portuguese Algarve area

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Alumni in Water, Energy and Climate

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10.29.2020

National Water Day, celebrated on October 1st, the ANP (Association of Nature Portugal) and the WWF, in collaboration with the Coca-Cola foundation, presented the project "Water Planten" (meaning 'planting water plants'). The goal of this project is to repair one part (about 100 hectares) of an area that totals 25,000 hectares that was severely burnt by forest fires in 2012 . The area is located in Serra do Caldeirão. Besides this, the project aims to protect the water supply in the region and to use indigenous trees and plants to do so. It is expected that the result of these efforts will become visible in the year 2050. It is furthermore estimated that with this project, the Portuguese soils will be able to retain about 200/250 million extra litres of water per year.

The Portuguese Algarve area suffers from extreme droughts, which will get worse as climate change further warms the globe. The government has, until at least 2026, made available 228 million Euros for this project. The project further entails 53 measures (both short and long term measures) to help save water in the future.


Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

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