Mura River basin (common tools, models, maps and projects)

Duration: 11 April 2016 – 10 April 2019

Budget: EUR 350,000.00

Contact persons:
Anton Kustec, DRSV-MS, anton.kustec@gov.si
Leonard Sekovanić, Hrvatske vode, leonard.sekovanic@voda.hr

 

Activities:

Seven main activities are planned for the cross-border river basin of the Mura within the framework of the work package T4 – Mura River basin (common tools, models, maps and projects), as follows:

  1. Developing common tools – collecting data on the Mura basin

Within this activity, the following are planned: common and coordinated data collection (hydrological, meteorological, hydrogeographic, terrain, bathymetric, topographic, photographs, etc.), execution of measurements of transverse and longitudinal profiles of the main stream and agreements on project and other key flow values to improve joint flood risk management in the Mura basin in the future.

  1. Developing common tools – preparing a common and cross-border coordinated comprehensive flood protection study for the Mura basin

In the framework of this activity, a joint and cross-border comprehensive flood protection study for the Mura basin will be developed in cooperation with Slovenian and Croatian institutions competent for water management, which will result in structural and non-structural flood protection measures that need to be implemented in the Mura basin to reduce the existing flood risk in the long term and prevent the emergence of new flood risk areas.

  1. Developing common models – developing and upgrading hydraulic models of the Mura basin

In the framework of this activity, new hydraulic models for the watercourses in the Mura basin will be developed or the existing ones upgraded; these will be used in the preparation of comprehensive flood protection studies and the preparation of flood hazard and flood risk maps.

  1. Developing common models – developing and upgrading hydrological models for predicting floods in the Mura basin

Within this activity, the hydrological model of the Mura basin will be developed and the existing one upgraded; this will be the basis for quality prediction of flood events and timely issue of forecasts, warnings and alerts.

  1. Developing common maps – preparing flood hazard maps of the Mura basin

Based on the data collected (hydrology, profiles, etc.) and new and upgraded hydraulic models for the Mura basin, harmonised flood hazard maps for flood hazard areas in the Mura basin will be developed.

  1. Developing common maps – preparing flood risk maps of the Mura basin

Based on the prepared flood hazard maps and the agreed methodology for presenting flood risks, harmonised flood risk maps of flood areas in the Mura basin will be developed.

  1. Preparing project documentation for structural flood prevention measures in the Mura basin

Within the framework of this activity, the necessary spatial, construction, financial, environmental and other necessary documentation will be prepared, as agreed, verified and harmonised within the comprehensive flood protection study for the Mura basin, for the implementation of structural flood prevention measures that will actually reduce the existing flood hazard, not only the flood risk.

Planned results or products:

Activity Products Number of products
Developing common tools – collecting data on the Mura basin Common database on flood risk 1
Developing common tools – preparing a common and cross-border coordinated comprehensive flood protection study for the Mura basin Comprehensive flood protection study 1
Developing common models – developing and upgrading hydraulic models of the Mura basin Upgraded hydraulic model 1
Developing common models – developing and upgrading hydrological models for predicting floods in the Mura basin Upgraded hydrological model 1
Developing common maps – preparing flood hazard maps of the Mura basin Upgraded flood hazard map 1
Developing common maps – preparing flood risk maps of the Mura basin Upgraded flood risk map 1
Preparing project documentation for structural flood prevention measures in the Mura basin Project documentation 1