Flood-control information system upper-Tisza river
Dike constructions in the catchment area of the Tisza river together with factors such as climate change or other human interventions (e.g. deforestation) lead to a deterioration of the flood fore-cast quality. The project elaborates the basis for an improved flood protection which helps reducing damages in the flood-prone area along the river.
Security/ Stability/ Reforms
Natural Disaster Management
180’000 inhabitants of total 116 settlements plus decision-makers and technical staff of the Directorate, as well as other regional and national stakeholders (such as other Directorates).
The project will be implemented in the upper Tisza area. Tisza is after the Danube one of the two major rivers crossing Hungary with the majority of its catchment area in the Ukraine, Slovakia and Romania. The upper Tisza area is the entry point of the Tisza river to Hungary from the Ukraine. In recent years, Ukrainian water authorities have consolidated and raised embankments along their side of the river. These changes as well as factors such as climate change or other human interventions (deforestation) have to be taken into account in an improved hydrological forecast system. In case of flood risks, tools like measuring stations as well as a reliable communication system ensure appropriate measures to be taken.
Hungarian registration number: SH 2/1
The goal is to protect the upper region of the Tisza river and downstream areas against floods. For this purpose, the project sets up a reliable forecast and information system. This system ensures that appropriate measures can be taken to avoid damages caused by floods.
The project consists of the design and development of an improved hydrological forecast system. In addition, the network of measuring stations is completed and a reliable digital radio communication system is put at disposal of relevant decision-makers so that appropriate measures can be taken in case of floods.
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Project number: 7F-06745.01