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14th Steering Group meeting of water quality priority area was successfully organised

Posted by Heilmann Diána, Tuesday, 24th October 2017 @ 10:11 am

The 14th Steering Group meeting of  PA4 - 'water quaity' priority area was successfully organised

The 14th Steering Group meeting of the 'Water quality' priority area, with the participation of high level representatives from seven countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia), relevant international organisations such as the ICPDR, ISRBC, GPW-CEE, IAD and funding organisations such as DTP, INTERACT, INTERREG-Central Europe as was well as with representatives of priority areas of PA5 and PA6 was successfully organsied.

The meeting was focusing on the discusson about the current/ongoing activities of the priority area and was also evaluating the results of the year 2017.

Two future project ideas (REVITAL I.) and monitoring program for the upper Tisza basin have been introduced and a Letter of Recommendation was issued for the project REVITAL I, which is focusing on the 'Environmental Assessment for Natural Resources Revitalization in Solotvyino with an overarching view to preventing the further pollution of the Upper-Tisza Basin through the preparation of a complex monitoring system'.

The project on „Developing  and  upgrading  the  joint  Hungarian-Ukrainian hydrographic telemetering system to improve water quality monitoring in the Upper-Tisza  River  Basin” is planned to be submitted as  a  ’Large  Infrastructure  Project’  proposal  to  the  1st Call of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania- Ukraine  ENI  Cross-border  Cooperation  Programme 2014-2020.

In the frame of the meeting the JOINTISZA project progress has been explained and the participants expressed their needs to further learn about the relevant projects' results in the coming steering group meetings.

The 14th SG meeting of PA4 was orgnaised back to back with the 'EUSDR Environmental Pillar - Stakeholder Seminar' where an overarching picture was given about the EUSDR Pillar B main activities and about the future needs.