EFIB and its Spanish and French associations AEIP and Agebio participated in the training day and results seminar on 11 and 12 April 2023 in Laruns (64) in the French Pyrenees of the European PHUSICOS project https://phusicos.eu, an EU Horizon project designed to work on Nature-based solutions for managing natural and climatic risks in the Pyrenees.
During the 11thAvril Efib organised a course about Soil and Water Bioengineering in Mountain Areas.
Didier Vergés (CTPP) gave an introduction to the Phusicos project, while Jean Michel Mehl of IPHB analysed the context of the Oseau Valley, the venue of the meeting. Following Klaus Peklo (Agebio), Albert Sorolla (AEIP) and Paola Sangalli (EFIB) were invited to present the existing designs and achievements in the Pyrenees in Spain and France . In the afternoon, Eduardo Fernández (Eiforsa) explained his experience from the local forestry company . To finish the session, a model workshop was held to better explain the Bioengineering techniques.
The second day was dedicated to the results of the Phusicos project, in which were presented the concrete works carried out by the Phusicos members. Efib will invited to introduce the SWB as alternative Nature Based Solutions. After the morning session, the block fall containment works of Artouste were visited.