General Directorate of Water Management, Hungary
Project Partner 7
The Hungarian General Directorate of Water Management (GDWM) is an independently operating institute and a central government body under the direction and supervision of the Minister of Interior. The General Directorate of Water Management, – as a central governing body – supervises, coordinates and controls the professional activities of the water directorates, with the following main tasks:
- coordinates the flood damages related tasks in the plains, mountainous and hilly areas, the agricultural water supply; urban water management; as well as the flood control and drainage and the local water damage tasks,
- provides the operation of the National Technical Management Staff, as well as the Central Duty
- directs, coordinates and controls the professional activities of the water directorates.
- directs and coordinates the Vasarhelyi Plan’s Further Development (VTT) and other EU funded major projects of water related investment.
- directs and coordinates the operational tasks in connection with the central water records and the information systems,
- assumes the control over the professional activities of the water directorates,
- determines the flood control and water management concept and also the strategy,
- supervises the availability of provided human resources for flood protection and the training of the defending personnel against any flood events,
- participates in transboundary and trans-border related tasks and in any arising international cooperation.
In the PROLINE-CE project, besides and active participation in the work packages the GDWM will be the leader in the topic of plain agriculture / grassland / wetland sites. Furthermore, the organization will carry out two pilot areas in Hungary:
- Tisza catchment area /middle Tisza - plain agriculture site
- Danube /Danube bend – Special sites (dry areas, riparian strips).
Contact Person: Márton Pesel