Tisza River - Real-life scale integrated catchment models for supporting water- and environmental management decisions
The Tisza River Project proposal was submitted as an RTD project proposal to the 5th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The project, having an exceptional evaluation score has its kick-off in Budapest on 15 January 2002. A consortium consisting of 11 participants will carry out the Project, co-ordinated by the Water Resources Research Centre VITUKI, Hungary. The participants are partly national institutions, organisations and universities of the Tisza Basin countries (Slovakia, Romania and Hungary, with an outlook to Ukrainian subcontracting partners) and partly leading research institutes and universities of the Member States of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom). The overall objective of the project is to help saving the water resources and ecological values with the help of integrated catchment management tools and to secure the sustainable use of the resources of the Tisza River Basin. The project will also be part of the European Super-project (cluster of projects) called CATCHMOD, which combines and harmonises similar catchment modelling projects on European level.