UNDP/GEF TISZA MSP Making Space for Water in the Bodrog River Basin (HU - SK - UA) Project. Eszter Simon ÉKÖVÍZIG Sárospatak, Hungary , October , 2010. Problem definition.
Sárospatak, Hungary, October, 2010.
The Bodrog river sub-basin, - part of Tisza catchment area –has been affected by several major flood events in the past decade in all countries which are sharing this territory (Slovakia, Hungary and Ukraine).
Each country within the Tisza catchment has developed its own mitigation strategy and plan focused on flood management and flood prevention.
However, there is a lack of harmonization of national strategies within Bodrog river basin and common understanding of proposed measures and activities on the cross-border scale and unsatisfactory involvement of local stakeholders (municipalities as well as NGOs).
Main project objective→ to mitigate consequences of floods through achieving consistent and holistic management of flood risk in Bodrog river basin countries:
Project activities should consider - where possible - the maintenance and/or restoration of floodplains by creating “space” for water during flood events.
The involvement of municipalities, NGOs, farmers, spatial and urban planning authorities is crucial. Therefore project activities will focus on establishment of the close cooperation with these stakeholders.
United NationsDevelopmentProgramme Global EnvironmentFacility (UNDP GEF)Supervisory body: International Committee forthe Protection of theDanube River(ICPDR) – Tisza GroupTotal budget: 128 000 USDHU budget: 55 000 USD
Total area of the Bodrogriverbasin: 11552 km2
Hungary 54 km2, Slovakia 7 272 km2, Ukraine 4 225,7 km2
River system: created from 4 main rivers - Latorica, Laborec, Uh, and Ondava
HU pilot project:
„Waterretention of the Viss oxbow”
Total length:8,1 km
Total area:48,6 ha
Average width:60 m
Average depth: 1,5 m
Average water stored: 0,7 million m3
The oxbow was created during the river regulation works between 24+300 and 25+600 river kmsin the 1860’s.
Itfills up with fresh water during flood events.Project area
Sluice to be renewed
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