Round table within the ECOWAM project

A round table on draining and water damage prevention was held at the partner institution, the Lower Tisza District Water Directorate – ATIVIZIG in Szeged on 15 April 2019. As one of the planned activities within the “Eco-friendly water management against extreme weather conditions in the cross-border area – ECOWAM”, co-financed by the European Union under the Interreg IPA CBC Programme Hungary-Serbia, the round table aimed to present the main project activities that contribute to the improvement of the quality of water of the Jegrička river and Kurca channel, their better ecological state, as well as prevention of water damage. Mina Jakovljević Zavarko, head of the Novi Sad work unit, PWMC “Vode Vojvodine”, presented the Jegrička as part of the BCN- HS DTD and as a drainage and irrigation channel; whereas Frank Sabolcs, representative of the Lower Tisza District Water Directorate – ATIVIZIG, spoke about the challenges they faced in managing the cross-border catchment area.

The partnership in the project, which total budget amounts to EUR 1,758,447.43, of which the European Union’s co-financing (IPA) amounts to EUR 1,494,680.31, consists the Lower Tisza District Water Directorate – ATIVIZIG (Hungary), PWMC “Vode Vojvodine” Novi Sad (Serbia) and the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina (Serbia). The main objective of the project is to prevent the negative effects on the quality of water bodies by establishing a joint system of improvement of water management in AP Vojvodina and Csongrád County.