The Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, is home to about 20 percent of the country’s population (about 500,000 inhabitants). The medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the largest and best preserved in Eastern Europe. The central part of Vilnius is situated in the Neris River valley. The main features of the urban fabric make the demonstrator representative for many other cities in the country.

Investigated climate extremes

The city centre is increasingly prone to flooding, which has become more severe.
Two main causes have been identified: the drainage system is outdated for current needs, and it rains more and more heavily than before.

Main needs

  • To improve the monitoring and the forecasting of heavy rainfall (short duration, high intensity) able to trigger pluvial flooding.
  • To support the climate-proofing design of drainage networks accounting for uncertainties associated to the projections.
  • To increase the awareness within the communities about urban flooding.

Territories with related risks

Berne Canton, Switzerland

Dorset, United Kingdom

Tisza River Basin, Hungary

East fjords, Iceland

Lattari mountains, Italy

Val d’Aran Region, Spain

Latest updates about Vilnius

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Project Update / February 29, 2024

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Project Update / December 19, 2023

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Press releases / February 6, 2023

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