EEA-C3-6, Adapting to Climate Change in the Homokhát Area

Programme: HU04 Adaptation to Climate Change
Call: C3 Pilot projects

Project title: C3-6 Adapting to Climate Change in the Homokhát Microregion
Grant number: EEA-C3-6

Project promoter: Mórahalom municipality
Project partners: Domaszék Municipality, Association of the Homokhát Microregion
Project implementation period: September 2014 – December 2015

Project website (in Hungarian language only)
Press-release about the project's kick-off meeting
Bilateral meeting between the Municipality of Morahalom and the Municipality Evje og Hornnes (April 2015)
Study visit and signing of cooperation agreement between Evje og Hornnes and Mórahalom (April 2016)
Study visit: overview and trip report
Representatives of Evje og Hornnes visit Mórahalom, Hungary (November, 2016)
Closing event

Short description

Aim of the project:
The overall objective of the project is to improve the water management. to reduce the harmful efects caused by dry periods providing with water for irrigation. The project aims to contribute to climate change adaptation by balancing the water resources more effectively in the Homokhát area through the modernization of the existing water network, and so providing sufficient capacity during drought periods, as well as ample storage capacity during excess rain.

Summary of the activities:
During the project implementation a new, almost 1.8 km long main canal will be built to connect to the existing Maty-Subasa main channel (bringing water from the River Tisza), the pumping station will be modernized as well. The project is the next important step for the development of the complex water management system of the whole Homokhát area.

Awarded Grant Amount: 795,733 EUR
Contact: Miklós Kószó, koszo.miklos@btc-egtc.eu