Increased infiltration, water retention and flood protection
Reduced drought risk, cooling effect, urban heat island mitigation
Biodiversity conservation or increased biodiversity
Yes, through renaturalization of the river banks.
Increased quality and quantity of green and blue infrastructures
Yes, this project envisages the creation of green open public spaces theorugh the renaturalization of river banks (Município de Cabeceiras de Basto, 2021).
Improved aesthetic value
Increased access to green infrastructure
Increased social interaction and inclusion
Yes, the implementation of this project is to ensure the natural space located in the river area, its necessary conditions for general public, which makes it a real tourist attraction, especially in recent days (Município de Cabeceiras de Basto, 2021).
Provision of health benefits
Drought and heat risk
Yes, the Mediterranean Basin is undergoing a warming trend with longer and warmer summers, an increase in the frequency and the severity of heat waves, changes in precipitation patterns and a reduction in rainfall amounts (Linares et al; 2020).
Low availability of green infrastructure
Good health and well-being (SDG3)
Climate action, resilience, mitigation and adaptation (SDG13)