Strengthening of Cross-border Safety by Joint Measures aimed at Flood and Inland Water Prevention in the Interfluves of Tisza-Tur Rivers
The project with the title “Strengthening of Cross-border Safety by Joint Measures aimed at Flood and Inland Water Prevention in the Interfluves of Tisza-Tur Rivers” (Project acronym: SAFETISZA, Project ID: HUSKROUA/1701/LIP/003) will be implemented during 36 months by the Tisza River Basin Water Resources Directorate in Ukraine in partnership with the Upper Tisza Regional Water Directorate in Hungary, as well as the Vynohradiv Interrayon Department of Water Management in Ukraine, Vynohradiv Rayon State Administration in Ukraine and Ukrainian public organisation “Ekosfera”.
The SAFETISZA project will strengthen the water management between the Zakarpattia Region and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County and reduce the risk of flood damages in the area. The main project outputs are the reconstruction of strategic water management infrastructure that has a common interest for Ukraine and Hungary, and functions as a cross-border flood protection system. As a result of project implementation, the flood risk in the area will be decreased due to the reconstruction of a flood dike which will protect the settlements on both sides of the border. It will also support the adaptation to climate changes considering more frequent and intensive floods in the region.
This cross-border cooperation and joint management of water resources will make possible effective flood mitigation measures and experience transfer from an EU to a non-EU country. The new technologies of dike crest covering will be applied on both sides of the border and up-to-date local flood protection centres will be established. The project foresees the interrelation of the flood protection activities and increase of population awareness on environmental issues and educational activities for youth.
Project Duration: 13/09/2019 – 12/09/2022
Project Budget: 3 714 876 EUR
Lead partner: Tisza River Basin Water Resources Directorate (UA)
Number of partners: 4 partners (HU, SK, RO)
Funding: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary as Managing Authority of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENI CBC Programme 2014-2020