Interreg–IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary–Serbia

Project Title:
Monitoring, forecasting and development of online public early warning system for extreme precipitations and pluvial floods in urban areas in the Hungarian-Serbian cross-border region

Acronym: URBAN-PREX

Project code: HUSRB/1602/11/0097

Total Project budget:
750,789.88 EUR

EU contribution (IPA):
638,171.39 EUR

Duration:
1st November 2017 – 31st October 2019

Lead Beneficiary:
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences (UNSPMF)

Partners:
University of Szeged, Dep. of Climatology and Landscape Ecology (SZTE)
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences (UNSFTN)
Municipality of Szeged (MOS)
Municipality of Novi Sad, PUC Water and Sewage Utility Novi Sad (VIKNS)

Project summary:
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and intensity of precipitation and pluvial flood occurrences in urban areas of Central Europe. Thus, the proposed project presents a good opportunity to develop and implement an innovative monitoring, forecasting and public online system for early warning of extreme precipitation and pluvial floods in urban areas of the Hungary-Serbia border region.

Through the project, two dense precipitation monitoring networks will be installed in the most populous cities of the Programme area: Novi Sad (Serbia) and Szeged (Hungary). The Projects plans to develop the  Planned continuous data recording, transmission and processing, as well as real time display of the processed data in a spatial form (i.e. map) which will be useful for citizens (i.e. individual adaptation) and public institutions (e.g. traffic and water management, city government) in the border region.

Contact information:
Address: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, 6 Trg Dositeja Obradovića, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Contact person: doc. dr Ivana Bajšanski, project manager
Email: ivana_b@uns.ac.rs
Tel: +381 641587559; +381 214852468