"Municipalities as integrators and coordinators
in adaptation to climate change"
Ruzsa is located on the sand ridge between the Danube and the Tisza, which is the driest area in the country. The area is often referred to only as the Hungarian desert, which has been named because it has been struggling with water scarcity for decades and is in danger of total desertification.
Tiszatarján is located in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, in Mezőcsát province. The settlement is located on the banks of the Tisza, a quarter of its territory belongs to the floodplain of said river. The floodplain is extremely vulnerable to unpredictable, severe floods, persistent and increasingly frequent droughts and inland water
Rákócziújfalu, located in the middle section of the Tisza river basin, is extremely exposed to inland floods ant the growing water shortage, which is further accelerated by the intensive agriculture in the area.