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Programme Title

  Hydrological cycle of the CADSES regions

Programme Acronym

  HYDROCARE

Start/End date

 

01/01/2006-31/12/2007

Program

 

Interreg IIIB - CADSES - 3 rd call

Total Budget

 

2.466.200,00 € (ERDF: 1.441.625,00 €)

Lead Partner

 

National Consortium of Universities for the Physics of Atmospheres and Hydrospheres.

 
 
 Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute
 
Town : Bratislava
Country : SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Home Page : http://www.shmu.sk/
Contact Point : Dr. Lucia Velcicka, Tel: +421-259415206
email: lucia.velcicka@shmu.sk
email: pp9@hydrocare-cadses.net
Fields of intervention of the institution and its past experience in trans-national co-operation actions

The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMI) is a public institution (under Ministry of the Environment), carries out a comprehensive operational, research and development activities in the area of air and water quantity and quality monitoring and assessment. Particularly, regarding the proposed Project, SHMI has an extensive experience and knowledge in performing both groundwater and surface water quality and quantity monitoring on national and transboundary levels. SHMI is also responsible for operational surface water monitoring and flood forecasting and making risk assessment analysis. SHMI participates on a number of research projects in the frame of EU Programme. Institute is also responsible for data processing from the Danube River Basin monitoring programme carried out under the ICPDR Convention. SHMI is fully involved in the activities of the EU Water Framework Directive implementation in the Slovak Republic , including the Danube River Basin .

SHMI have 523 employees, from them 130 are involved in the field of hydrological service (monitoring and assessment of water bodies).

 

Specific role of the partner in the implementation and management of the project

 

SHMI will specifically contribute to the analysis of the hydrological and meteorological data in terms of the hydrological balance and extremes (floods and droughts). Furthermore, these data will be used as inputs for hydrological modelling on GIS frame, and the developments of the indicators to be used in the process of the River Basin Management planning as required by the Water Framework Directive.

Why is this partner essential for the success of the project?

This partner has a great experience in the field of monitoring and assessment of the water bodies (both quantity and quality) on both national and transboundary levels. Furthermore, this partner is responsible for flood forecasting and warning system in the Slovak Republic and takes part on the activities of the International Commission for Protection of the Danube River as representative of the Slovak Republic .

 

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