Local Government Profile
La Garrotxa - Olot - Spain
Olot's Mayor: Mr. Josep M. Corominas La Garrotxa County Council President: Mr. Joan Espona
-"La Garrotxa considers the territorial development of resilience as the engine of the management system to improve infrastructure and public services" -"La Garrotxa intends to be, as a demonstration territory, an example in developing technologies to improve resilience, specifically with the inclusion of the creation of a “Situation Room " and the installation of sensors in the area, thus contributing to innovation"
Size : 734,6 km2 sq km
Population : 2012 - 55,815
Part Of : Catalonia
Hazards : Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Volcano, Wild Fire
HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY PROFILE
La Garrotxa has basically climatic and geological risks. It is a mountain region (big snowfalls risk) with a 75% of forest surface (forest fire risk). It is also a volcanic region (earthquake risk). Finally, the Fluvià River is set as the axis of the region, flowing across the country from south to north (Flood risk).
DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
-HAZUR Project: identified areas of improvement in the level of resilience as to guarantee the provision of essential facilites. -Creation of a Siutation room to view real time information relevant to risk prevention. -Drafting of Civil protection plans in municipalities and County of La Garrotxa