Project team meeting and field visit within the ECOWAM project

A project team meeting within the “Ecological Water Management against Extreme Weather Conditions in the Borders Region – ECOWAM” project, which is being implemented under the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation programme Hungary-Serbia with the aim of preventing 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, was held in Novi Sad on 3rd February 2020. It was organized by the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina.

During the meeting, the members of the project team discussed the implemented activities in the seventh reporting period, as well as the upcoming activities in the following reporting period.
On the following day, 4th February  2020, there was a field visit to the sites of the Jegrička River near Temerin, at the sections where a 1.5 km-long inspection and walking path was constructed. In addition to the construction of the path, the works on the Serbia side involved, among others, the dredging of the Jegrička River and removal of excess vegetation from the riverbed in the length of almost 11 km.

The partnership on the “Eco-friendly water management against extreme weather conditions in the cross-border area – ECOWAM” 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 of the Lower Tisza District Water Directorate – ATIVIZIG (Hungary), PWMC “Vode Vojvodine” Novi Sad (Serbia) and the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina (Serbia).