JOINTISZA - Strengthening cooperation between river basin management planning and flood risk prevention to enhance the status of waters of the Tisza River Basin

Over-exploitation of water resources, water regime modifications, water contamination, and a growing number of flood events—negative effects of which are amplified by climate change—are all issues that require harmonised, integrated actions from management authorities in countries that share river basins.

The JOINTISZA project will enhance the status of waters of the Tisza River Basin. It will focus on the interactions of two key aspects of water management — river basin management (RBM) and flood protection — while taking into account the relevant stakeholders who play a pivotal role in the Tisza RBM planning process. The main aim of the project is to further improve the integration of water management and flood risk prevention planning and actions for the next RBM planning cycle, in line with the relevant EU legislation.

The JOINTISZA project will ensure that flood risk management planning becomes more deeply embedded in the RBM planning process, and will also facilitate the involvement of interested stakeholders and relevant sectors (e.g. flood risk-, water resource-, urban hydrology- and drought management).

A long-term goal of the project will be to generate momentum for improved implementation of the Floods Directive and Water Framework Directive, targeting four specific groups: national water administrations, water research institutes, international organisations and other interested stakeholders, and NGOs.

The project will involve the joint efforts of the five countries that share the Tisza River Basin — Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. The ICPDR Tisza Group and EUSDR PA4 platforms will build a bridge between stakeholders over which information can be conveyed from expert levels to policy levels, and the management and communication plan developed through the project will ensure the wide-range involvement of target groups. Moreover, project pilot actions will provide a specific platform for information sharing and interactive learning. Finally, the main output of the project will be an updated final draft of the Integrated Tisza RBM Plan, which already includes the primary aspects of the Floods Directive.

Strengthening cooperation between river basin management planning and flood risk prevention to enhance the status of waters of the Tisza River Basin
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2254126,8
ERDF Contribution: 1702467,9
IPA Contribution: 213539,86
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
General Directorate of Water Management Lead partner jointisza@ovf.hu Hungary
National Administration "Romanian Waters" ERDF partner Anemari.ciurea@rowater.ro Romania
Ministry of Water and Forest ERDF partner anna.roman@mmediu.ro Romania
National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management ERDF partner ramona.dumitrache@hidro.ro Romania
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe ERDF partner ikoszta@rec.org Hungary
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Project News

  • JOINTISZA - Capitalisation event - Outcomes and Press Release
    - 20-04-2017

    Please find attached here a press release related to the outcomes of the Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management Conference, which took place on April 11, 2017, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics...

  • JOINTISZA - Press Release: “Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management Conference”
    - 10-04-2017

    Please find attached here a press release related to the “Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management Conference”, which will take place in Budapest on April 11, 2017, at BME University (Building K, Díszterem).  The...

  • JOINTISZA - Register now! Joint Conference, JOINTISZA & DanubeSediment projects (Budapest, April 11, 2017)
    - 26-03-2017

    The JOINTISZA and the DanubeSediment project teams are pleased to invite you to the Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management Conference, which will take place on April 11, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary, at Building K,...

  • JOINTISZA - Save the Date: Conference, April 11, 2017 | Budapest, Hungary
    - 14-03-2017

    The Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management Conference will take place on April 11, 2017, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Building K. The event is organized jointly by the JOINTISZA and...

  • JOINTISZA - First Stakeholder Event: Live Stream recording available!
    - 03-03-2017

    In case you miss the live streaming, you can view the video recording of the JOINTISZA "First Stakeholder Event" through this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlsrzHIhFBY The JOINTISZA “First Stakeholder Event”, held on March 2, was...

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