Forest-based solutions for clean surface water protection, biodiversity, bioeconomy and climate resilience

  • Project start:  September 2021
  • End of project: December 2025
  • Funding: LIFE programme project co-financed 55 % by the European Union.
  • Budget: 811.329 €.
  • Partnerts: Reserva de la biosfera de Urdaibai, UPV/EHU, BC3, Consorcio de Aguas de Busturialdea.

LIFE URBASO aims to demonstrate that careful planning and proper forestry management of hillside areas of drinking water catchments is a prerequisite for maintaining a high quality raw water yield by reducing the load of sediment, THMs and PTAs under the uncertainty of climate change.