LIFE16 CCA/HU/000115

"Municipalities as integrators and coordinators
in adaptation to climate change"

Project presentation ceremony in Püspökszilágy

Over the last decades, the settlement has been facing a major problem with the increasing number of flash floods. Their destruction in nature was mainly manifested in the erosion of soil and damage to vegetation, buildings and movables in the built environment.  During the course of interference above the settlement in several places on Szilágyi stream wooden dams and bottom sills were planted which can slow down precipitation and are expected to reduce the amount of the transported sediment. The amount of retained water during drought can also help irrigating the surrounding land. On the Szilágyi stream a complex water habitat has been created in the lower part of the settlement. With the help of a well-designed pond system now they can store thousands of cubic meters of water, reducing the environment’s exposure to drought and give home to water-loving flora and fauna.

In addition to the LIFE-MICACC project six other municipal developments (including health development, public utility network development and road development) were inaugurated during the presentation ceremony.

This day, the inhabitants of the settlement could take a small train which stopped at every places where the mentioned above investments were implemented and their results were demonstrated on every intervention sites.

We hope that our other partner settlements will have a similarly good result and can serve as an example to other municipalities with similar problems in the country.

Written by Lajos András Torda,  MoI’s Coordination Office for Municipalities

Sándor Tordai, Mayor of Püspökszilágy, welcomes the audiencePeople could visit the pilot sites by small train and see the implemented investments.

Project partners

Minister of Interior Bátya KTSZ General Directorate of Water Management (OVF) Pannon Pro Innovations Püspökszilágy Rákócziújfalu Ruzsa Tiszatarján WWF Hungary LIFE LOGOS 4 WATERS