Floodgate reconstruction, Slovakia

National Id
Slovakia_04
Site name
Senne depression by the Cierna Voda Channel, tributary of the Laborec river, whose catchment is largely within the pilot project area.
Summary
Reconstruction of the existing floodgate in confluence of a dying bypass channel with Ziarovnicky stream in Slovakia, and ensuring supplying of wetlands by water during the dry period and in case of flood events to facilitate the elimination of flood impact on this territory. It was financed by the Global Environmental Fund and carried out by the Global Water Partnership Slovensko (GWPS) and local authorities.
NUTS Code
Východné Slovensko
RBD code
SK40000
Transboundary
1
Data provider
Jovanka Ignjatovic
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study
Longitude
22.0794
Latitude
48.668
Climate zone
cool temperate moist
Mean rainfall
603
Mean rainfall unit
mm/year
Average temperature
9
Average runoff coefficient
0,349999994039536
Type
Case Study Info
Light or indepth?
Light
Average slope range
2-5%
Vegetation class
Flood-plain forest
Monitoring impacts effects
1
Administrative annual costs
4667
Administrative annual cost information
Slovakian project site: Dissemination of project results
Performance impact estimation method
Catchment outlet
Performance impact estimation information
Quarterly reports, partly achieved at the end of the project, fully by year 1 after the end, applied to: strategy for mitigation of floods, change of land use and measures elaborated to reduce the effects of floods, to reflect the basin and habitat improved conditions (related to water regime and quality, agiculture, forestry, etc.)
Application scale
Field Scale
Installation date
2009-12
Lifespan
50
Age
1
Performance timescale
< 1 year
Area (ha)
25100
Area subject to Land use change or Management/Practice change (ha)
25100
Design capacity description
Reconstruction of existing floodgate
Constraints
Missing harmonization of national strategies and unsatisfactory involvement of stakeholders and NGOs
Favourable preconditions
There is a pumping station with 16m3/s capacity from a previous project
Design contractual arrangement
Arrangement type
Contractual agreement
Role
Establish the bases of the transboundary cooperation.
Comments
Bilateral agreement between Slovakia and Hungary. Main force to arrange the flood prevention in Bodrog River Basin.
Name
Committes for transboundary water
Arrangement type
Other
Comments
Memorandum of Understanding between the riparian ministries
Name
Tpwards a River Basin Management Plan for the Tisza River supporting sustainable development of the region
Arrangement type
Contractual agreement
Comments
Signed by GWP and each partner on undertaking specific tasks
Name
Contracts
Design consultation activity
Name
Common Meetings
Comments
Organised by the project
Activity stage
Design phase
Key issues
Activities at national level
Name
Coordination meetings
Comments
Organised by the project partners or participation of the project expert on the events at national level
Activity stage
Other
Key issues
To achieve replication on national levels and to other basins
Name
Dissemintaion activities
Comments
This activities included: meetings with international stakeholders, inforamation materials and interview for informing the media, articles for local newspapers and presentations about the results of the project at local and international meetings
Design authority
Authority type
NGO
Role
Implementation
Name
Global Water Partnership Slovensko (GWPS)
Authority type
Local water authority
Role
Implementation
Name
Slovak Water Management enterprise (SVP)
Comments
Involvement in the preparation of the strategy, cooperation in implementation of restoration activities
Role
Monitoring
Name
Slovak hdrometeorological Institute (SHMU)
Comments
Provision of data for drafting the strategy
Authority type
Local water authority
Role
Other
Name
Municipalities in the Bodrog river Basin
Comments
Beneficiaries of the project activities and particpants/active involvement when the strategy will be prepared. Public meetings with local people and frequent contacts with stakeholders
Role
Other
Name
Daphne
Comments
Proposals for measures of integrated landscape management, discussions with local stakeholders, especially farmers
Authority type
National water authority
Role
Other
Name
Ministry of Environment
Authority type
National water authority
Role
Implementation
Name
Hydromelioration Authority
Authority type
NGO
Role
Other
Name
Slovak Bird Protection Society - SOVS
Comments
Organisisng summer camps, brigades and other similar activities
Authority type
Farmers
Role
Other
Name
Farmers and farmer associations
Comments
Negotiations, definition of mutual profits.
Role
Monitoring
Name
UNDP
Key lessons
The main lesson learned is that success of such project relies on long-term and complex work with local stakeholders focused on showing practical examples and advantages of alternative solutions to local stakeholders identified based on the Stakeholder Analysis. Even though the same methodology was applied in the Bodrog River Basin countries the experiences are different depending on specific conditions and circumstances in those countries. The project element on &quot;improvement of conditions of original floodplains and wetlands&quot; demonstrated that even using relatively small amount of resources, still significant improvement could be achieved by finding effective measures.
Success factor(s)
Success factor type
Other
Success factor role
secondary factor
Comments

The measures can be done in a short period of time (within 12 months)

Financing
Financing type
Other
Comments
GWPS, GEF, SHMU
Financing type
Local funds
Comments
Municipalities in Slovakia, City council of Uzhgorod
Financing type
Private funds
Comments
VITUKI, SVP, EKOVIZIG
Barrier
Barrier type
Legal obligations / restrictions
Barrier role
secondary barrier
Comments
In the bilateral agreements, the municipalities has limited involvement.
Barrier type
Other
Barrier role
secondary barrier
Comments
Difficult ownership situation due to the high number of small owners.
Driver
Driver type
Past flooding events
Driver role
main driver
Comments
Yearly in the Bodrog catchment area which have negative consequences on inhabitants. Most serious one was in 2004 when floods affected 75% of the area in Eastern lowlands, managed by Water Management enterprise and also inhabitants had to be evacuated.
Driver type
Availability of subsidies
Driver role
secondary driver
Comments
Without the UNDP/GEF support, the coordination among the Bodrog River Basin countries and the national plans and their implementation on the local level would be very limited and thus the idea of flood prevention through the integrated land and water management would not be implemented.
Financing share
Financing share type
Private funds
Share
35,5999984741211
Policy description
Reduced area of natural floodplain, declining biodiversity; water quality-affected by point and diffuse sources of pollution (agriculture, chemical production, urban effluents); insufficient water management regarding flood prevention and protection; missing harmonization of national strategies on flood management and flood prevention within Bodrog river Basin.
Quantified objectives
Increase 20% of area temporarily flooded
Part of wider plan
1
Policy target
Target purpose
Increase Water Storage
Target purpose
Pollutants Removal
Policy wider plan
Wider plan type
National
Wider plan focus
Water
Name
UNDP/GEF MSP project Component 1, activity 1(ii)
Comments
Component 1 of the Project: Making space for water in the Bodrog river Basin
Wider plan type
National
Wider plan focus
Water
Name
Program of Flood Protection Measures of the Slovak Republic until 2010
Comments
The program has declared the restoration of original function of water courses and the improvement of aquatic and terrestrial environment, especially in lowland areas by a long-term flood protection plan oriented predominantly at water retention measures with the aim to decrease surface runoff and maximum discharges.
Wider plan type
National
Wider plan focus
Water
Name
National mitigation strategy and plan focused on flood management and flood prevention.
Comments
Each country (SK-HU-UA) within the Tisza catchment has developed it
Wider plan type
National
Wider plan focus
Water
Name
Related Iniciatives
Comments
Project "MOSES - Improvement of flood management in Slovakia and Ukraine"; Project UNDP/GEF"Integration of Ecosystem Management Principles and Practices into Land and Water Management of Laborec-Uh region"; Project LIFE "Conservation of Senne and Medzibodrozie SPAs in Slovakia".
Direct benefits information
Formulation of the &quot;Strategy for mitigation of floods for Bodrog River Basin countries&quot;; Creation of &quot;rooms for water&quot; improving the conditions of original floodplains and wetlands affected by current land uses and environmentally inappropriate flood protection measures.
Ancillary benefits information
By the Strategy, a framework for effective creation of new temporary space for water during flood event swill be set up for each country. Replication on national levels and to other basins thanks to the dissemination of the project results.
Costs investment
28720
Costs investment information
Slovakian project site: Preparation of the strategy + Restoration of the original floodplain
Costs capital
19745
Costs capital information
Slovakian project site: Restoration of the original floodplains
Costs operation maintenance
N/A info
Costs total
45234
Costs total information
Slovakian project site: Preparation of the strategy + Restoration of the original floodplains + Dissemination of project results + Project managements
Economic costs other annual
46670
Information on Ecosystem improved biodiversity
N/A info
Information on Ecosystem provisioning services
N/A info
Information on Economic costs other annual
Rest of the project:Hungarian(39490) and Ukranian(7180) sites; (TOTAL = 91904)
Ecosystem impact climate regulation
Not relevant for the specific application
Information on Ecosystem impact climate regulation
N/A info
Information on retained water
N/A info
Information on increased water storage
Intervention reduces flood risks by decreasing of water discharge into Stretavka pumping station and simultaneously allows retention of water into NNR.
Information on runoff reduction
N/A info
Water quality overall improvements
N/A info
Information on Water quality overall improvements
N/A info
Soil quality overall soil improvements
N/A info
Information on Soil quality overall soil improvements
N/A info

Partners

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