BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE
name: Improving the condition of selected wetlands in the left-hand branch
system of the Danube River
“Climate change mitigation and adaptation„ (SK-Climate)
VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, STATE ENTERPRISE
partners: SLOVENSKÝ VODOHOSPODÁRSKY PODNIK, state enterprise
realisation: Trnava region, Dunajská Streda district, Slovakia
eligible expenditure: EUR 531 571
The Project „Improving
the condition of selected wetlands in the left-hand branch system of the
Danube River“ benefits from a € 429 244 grant from Norway through the
Norway Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the
Slovak Republic in the amount of € 75 749.
If you want to know more about programmes and
projects financed by the Norway Grants in Slovakia, visit www.norwaygrants.sk
„Projekt sa realizuje
v rámci programu SK-Klíma. Správcom programu je Ministerstvo životného
prostredia SR. Implementácia programu SK-Klíma je podporovaná z Finančného
mechanizmu Európskeho hospodárskeho priestoru (FM EHP) a Nórskeho finančného
mechanizmu (NFM) do výšky 85%. Štátny rozpočet SR sa na financovaní podieľa do
výšky 15%.Viac informácií o programe nájdete na www.minzp.sk/eea/.“
PROJECT, IMPROVING THE CONDITION
OF SELECTED WETLANDS IN THE LEFT-HAND BRANCH SYSTEM OF THE DANUBE RIVER
goal of the project is to improve the condition and restoration of natural
biotopes of the floodplain forest wetlands in the Danube river arm system in
the territory of the Trnava region, in the district of Dunajská Streda.
is aimed at improving the condition of selected wetlands of the left-hand
branch system of the Danube River in accordance with the results of the study
“Restoration of the flow and lateral continuity of the Danube branch
system using hydrodynamic modelling” prepared by the Research Institute of
Water Management (VÚVH) in 01/2018 within the project UFE 14 NAT/SK/001306
Restoration and management of Danube floodplain habitats (hereinafter referred
to as the study of VÚVH (The Research Institute of Water Management)) and the
subject of the solution will be 2 specific lines of the dams G and H (see
the results of the VÚVH study, the project activities will increase the flow
dynamics in the affected area.
This will be
ensured by rebuilding the affected lines of dams G and H to higher flows. At
the same time, the rebuilding will also allow the necessary dynamics of the
water level changes in the area to be increased, thus improving the condition
of the existing wetland ecosystem. In addition, the implementation of the
project activities will contribute to the optimisation of the water level and
water distribution of a selected part of the Danube branch system; to the
overall restoration and improvement of the water regime in selected disturbed
wetland sites; to the improvement of the groundwater recharge conditions in the
affected wetland sites. And last but not least, to raise public awareness of
the importance of the wetland ecosystem in the context of climate change.
the project activities include the implementation of structural modifications
and other technical measures. The result of their implementation will be
the restoration of the lateral connectivity of wetlands and inundations with
the surface flow. The technical measures will contribute to the retention of
water in the wetland area and also to the restoration of the infiltration
capacity of the wetland area to groundwater recharge.
activity of the project will be the actual reconstruction of the existing G and
H dam lines, during which the level of the dam crossing will be raised to the
required level and new culverts will be created in the mentioned lines, which
will be able to carry the planned flow necessary to ensure the required flow dynamics
in the area.
reconstruction, it is planned to install a controllable gating on the G and H
lines, by which it will be possible to regulate the flow through the lines and
at the same time the required dynamics of water flow and changes of water
levels in the given area will be achieved.
Part of the
technical solution will also include the implementation of specific local
(lateral and bypass) water corridors to enable flow-through supply of the
wetland system and access by water to the information and educational points.
Of course, these conditions have been consulted with the protected area
manager, which CHKO Dunajské Luhy.
up the restored sections of the branch systems, improved groundwater recharge
will be provided in the restored wetland areas.
will also take into account the potential requirements of the Association of
Bratislava Boating Clubs.
modifications will thereby ensure improved water flow conditions in this
section of the branch system, which will benefit the existing biotope and will
allow the restoration of wetlands in the affected area.
activity within the project is also the implementation of an awareness campaign
to increase the awareness of the value of wetlands and the importance of their
protection. It will be oriented not only to the general public but also to
relevant stakeholders such as the Slovak Forests and local municipalities.
area is located in the left-hand side of the Danube river, in the areas of the
Baka, Bodíky and Gabčíkovo branches, and it is bounded by the lines of the G
and H dams. The above mentioned territory is part of the NATURA 2000 area and
it is also part of the territory of European importance (hereinafter referred
as ” ÚEV “) SKUEV 0090 Dunajské luhy. Between the recommended
management measures SKUEV 0090 Dunajské luhy belong e.g. measures to maintain
adequate water regime (high groundwater level), simulation of inundation
processes, revitalization of flows, restoration of supply channels, dead branches
for the purpose of wetland biotopes rewetting, etc. The project activities will
help to implement these defined management measures in the future.
The project area belongs
to the list of Ramsar Sites –
Ramsar Site Dunajské luhy.