Improvement of selected wetlands in the left-bank branch system of the Danube River
The projectImprovement of selected wetlands in the left-bank branch system of the Danube Riverhas received a grant from Norway in the amount of € 429 244. The project is co-financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of EUR 75 749.
VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, ŠTATNY PODNIK applied in March 2021 for a project grant from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 and the State Budget of the Slovak Republic under the programme 'Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change' (SK-Climate) and submitted an application for the project 'Improvement of selected wetlands in the left-bank branch system of the Danube River' under the open call for applications for the project 'Restoration of degraded wetland ecosystems' (ClimaLocal) no. 4 (code ACC04). Based on the recommendation of the Selection Committee for the SK-Climate Programme, the project application was approved by the Decision of the Minister of the Environment of the Slovak Republic on 26.10.2021.
The aim of the project is to improve the condition and restoration of natural habitats of the floodplain forest wetlands in the area of the Danube River branch system in the areas of the Bačianske, Bodíky and Gabčíkovo branches. The rebuilding of the affected lines G and H to higher flow rates will allow for increased flow dynamics as well as the necessary dynamics of water level changes in the area, which will have an impact on the improvement of the existing wetland ecosystem. The project area belongs to the list of Ramsar Sites - Ramsar Site Danube Meadows.
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