Integrating multiple benefits of wetlands and floodplains in to a trans-boundary management plan for the Tisza River Basin

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Project Title

Integrating multiple benefits of wetlands and floodplains in to a trans-boundary management plan for the Tisza River Basin

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Financing

Total: $1,000,000;

Sources of Financing: GEF

Timeframe

2008 - 2011

Status

Ongoing

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Description

The Tisza River Basin is the largest tributary of the Danube River and includes part of the territory of Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Republic of Serbia. Over the last 150 years the basin has been subject to significant anthropogenic impacts that have resulted in a significantly degraded system, particularly in terms of pollution and the loss of floodplains and wetlands. The countries of the basin have requested support to develop an integrated strategy for water quality and water quantity that is incremental to the current work and to implement demonstration projects that test the multiple environmental benefits of wetlands to mitigate impacts of floods and droughts and help to reduce nutrient pollution.


The project has two overarching objectives:

  1. To integrate water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity objectives within integrated water resources / river basin management (IWRM/IRBM) under the legal umbrella of the EU and the ICPDR
  2. To begin implementation of IWRM principles through the testing new approaches on wetland and floodplain management through community-based demonstration projects


Expected Outcomes
  1. Adoption of policies and legislation that promote the use of wetlands / floodplains
  2. Demonstration of effective floodplain management strategies

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication

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