• Project Title: Danube River Rehabilitation Measures (DaReM)
  • Beneficiary Vodohospodárska výstavba, štátny podnik
  • Project location Bratislava Region, Trnava Region
  • Amount of granted NFA 285 282 EUR
  • Operational Programme Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure
  • Priority Axis 4 Water transport infrastructure (TEN-T CORE)
  • Specific objective To improve the quality of services provided on the Danube waterway
  • Project implementation period 12/2018-7/2022

The object of the project is to propose solutions for the rehabilitation of the Danube River, which will improve navigation conditions on the Danube River to the level required under the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN).

Solutions to prevent silting of the Hrusov reservoir will create the preconditions for the removal of bottlenecks in the TEN-T water transport infrastructure, thereby increasing the efficiency, reliability, and competitiveness of the Danube waterway. Solutions that will contribute to the elimination of siltation of the fairway, which will ultimately contribute to safe and reliable navigation.

The following positive impacts can be expected from the implementation of the rehabilitation measures of the project in the area:

  • Water: groundwater - positive impact on the groundwater regime, increase in the rate of aquifer recharge, increase in infiltration through the riverbed, improvement in the yield of water resources in the near-bank zone of the Hrušov reservoir.
  • Surface water - improvement of surface water flow, ensuring the transfer of extreme flood flows through the Čunovo Stage to the old Danube riverbed.
  • Biota: creation of new nesting/foraging habitats and shelter possibilities for the species concerned, increase in biodiversity of the area/species diversity, creation of new interaction landscape elements supporting the function of the RÚSES skeleton.
  • Transport - ensuring the required parameters of the Danube waterway - smooth and reliable water transport with a supra-regional impact.
  • Tourism/industry/services - indirect positive impact on the development of tourism (sightseeing tourism), development of industry and services (transport/logistics of goods), etc.
  • Climate: significant positive and beneficial impact on climate conditions, the project is part of the adaptation measures to the adverse effects of climate change for the water transport sector.

Information on the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure 2014-2020 can be found at www.opii.gov.sk