Flood protection with mobile dams

Projekt abgeschlossen

Upper Tisza River Region is frequently and heavily flooded and has sudden torrents and rainfalls. In a pilot project, the National Directorate General of Disaster Management will purchase and test a mobile dike system that can serve as a rapid response, cost efficient and environmental friendly device. As this system is under certain conditions faster available than conventional flood protection with sandbags, precious time can be gained to protect the inhabitants, property and goods.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Ungarn
Öffentliche Sicherheit erhöhen
Bewältigung von Naturkatastrophen und Notsituationen
01.10.2012 - 31.12.2016
CHF 3'007'097

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Hintergrund The Upper Tisza Region is regularly hit by floods. Flood prevention measures are complemented by natural disasters response actions to contain floodwaters temporarily within a river's embankment and/or providing temporary protection for objects in floodplains. Conventionally sandbags are used, that are kept in storage rooms of municipalities potentially affected by flooding or at the disaster management units. Sandbags are cheap to purchase, however, it takes a lot of time and manpower to fill the sandbags and after usage they have to be disposed of.

Ziele

The goal is to reduce the vulnerability of North-East Hungary in case of extreme weather conditions. For this purpose, new rapid flood response actions reduce the time necessary to protect inhabitants and property as well as material goods.

Zielgruppen

180’000 inhabitants in Northern Hungary, especially along the Upper Tisza River Region and its catchment area in the north Great Plains

Aktivitäten

The Executing Agency will purchase, install and use a mobile dam system. This purchase of equipment will be accompanied by trainings for the local civil defense units and the staff of the regional disaster management directorates. The project is conceived as a pilot – if the system proves to be successful, additional purchase of mobile dikes is planned.

Resultate

Erreichte Resultate:  

  • Mobile dike system of 12.5 km purchased
  • Study tours and training courses organized


Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Schweizer Beitrag an die erweiterte EU
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Ausländische staatliche Institution
  • National State Institute North


Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   3'007'097 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   2'913'381
Projektphasen

Phase 1 01.10.2012 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)