Construction of systems for prevention and early warning of floods

Project code:CB006.1.12.072
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2 Prevention and mitigation of consequences of natural and man-caused disasters of cross-border dimension and impact
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:24
Project final contract amount:382459.61 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.10.2018
Project intervention field:087 Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

The aim of the project is to ensure a positive significant impact, sustainable change and durable improvement within the eligible cross-border area, regarding flood-risk assessment, prevention, management and mitigation of floods on the territory of Valandovo and Kresna Municipality. The objectives are: To achieve an integrated monitoring, evaluation and prevention of flooding in the cross-border region, through introduction of specific water monitoring equipment; To improve the emergency preparedness and intervention in cases of flooding, by introducing a joint system for flood-risk management in both municipalities; To contribute to developing uniform cross-border concept for hydro-meteorological phenomena risk assessment, development of joint risk assessment, capacity building. 
This will be achieved with supply of specific equipment for water monitoring (purchasing and supply of 2 two measure station), in Valandovo Municipality and Kresna Municipality, which will be installed on some identified dangerous parts in the basins on two rivers in both municipalities, Valandovo and Kresna. The equipment will be connected to the joint integrated monitoring system, which will be purchased and installed in Valandovo, but will be used by both municipalities via internet connection.
Two detailed work project of flood - risk zones across the riverbeds in the target cross-borders municipalities will be prepared, including photographing, evaluation and analysis of the current situation. 

Partners

Leading partner
Municipality of Valandovo
South-East region
PP2
Municipality of Kresna
Blagoevgrad