SUMAR - Sustainable use and management rehabilitation of flood plain in the Middle Tisza District, Hungary
The project aimed to improve the water management of the floodplain of the River Tisza at Vezseny via comprehensive floodplain restoration. The proposed landscape rehabilitation was to focus on a) Habitat restoration. b) Expansion of the floodplain's water retention capacity, in order to reduce flood risks. c) The establishment of new job opportunities to thereby reduce the emigration of the local population. The project indeed managed to improve the water management of the River Tisza floodplain and reach the set objectives. More specifically, habitat restoration was achieved via forest restoration activities, the flood plain retention capacity was increased and water supply to the dry land areas was secured. Wetland habitats and spawning ponds were created for the river's fish population.