Local Government Profile

La Garrotxa - Olot, Spain  
La Garrotxa - Olot
Size
734,6 km2
Population
55,815
GDP
1,324 M USD
Hazard Types
Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Volcano, Wild Fire
Name of Mayor
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" Olot's Mayor: Mr. Josep M. Corominas La Garrotxa County Council President: Mr. Joan Espona

  • 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 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

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