Life Urbaso Project

Spain (Basque Country)





NEIKER, BC3, Consorcio de aguas de Busturialdea, Agencia EFE, UPV/EHU


They will evaluate ecosystem services provided by the implemented methodology and their economic valuation to implement reasonable subsidy agreements with landowners.



The Life Urbaso project aims to demonstrate that careful and appropriate planning of forest management in watersheds adjacent to drinking water catchments improves the quality and increases the quantity of water captured, both essential for enhancing human health and adapting to the uncertainties of climate change.

ARIES is utilized to study the quality of drinking water in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve (Spain). By connecting different scientific disciplines and enabling informed environmental decision-making, ARIES provides valuable insights into water quality assessment and monitoring. Its advanced capabilities in data analysis and interpretation help researchers and stakeholders understand complex environmental dynamics, thereby supporting the implementation of effective forest management protocols to optimize forest-water interactions.


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From our central hub at the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3) we conduct inint activities with more than 20 countries. Those activities notably take the form of a portfolio of 12 projects each year, a selection of which is shown on this map. A number of government agencies, universities and NGOs in partnership for research and training = our preferred modes of international collaboration - complete this view of our worldwide presence on the ground.

    World Bank

    Natural Capital

    USA, Nigeria


    Natural Capital

    Belgium, Norway, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Slovakia


    Marine Biodiversity

    Arctic, Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean seas

    Life Pyrenees4Clima

    Ecosystem Services

    Andora, France, Spain

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