19th May 2024
Sitges News

A UPC study quantifies future risks along the Sitges coastline

A study prepared by the International Centre for Research on Coastal Resources, together with the Maritime Engineering Laboratory of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has quantified with figures the vulnerability of structures such as ports and promenades across Catalonia in the medium and long term, faced with the sea level rising due to climate change.

Sitges does not fare well in the report, especially with regards the sections of the promenade in front of the Bassa Rodona and Riera Xica beaches, which have shown ‘high risks’ in their structures.

According to the study, by 2050, at an intermediate level, the sea will rise 18 cm – although a pessimistic scenario is that it would increase by 25 cm.

In the case of Sitges’ promenades, the study has analysed the section of the Bassa Rodona and Riera Xica beaches. In both cases, they are among the group of walkways with the highest risks in Catalonia, especially with regard to the typology of their structure.

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