Renovation of monitoring net in river Prut basin – modernization of information system of flood protection
- Identification number: CzDA-MD-2010-17-14040
- Total anticipated budget: 21 599 693 CZK
- Implementation period: 2010 - 2014
- Project location: Moldova
- Sector: General Environmental Protection
- Grant, public tender and budgetary measure within the project:
Tender: Renovation of monitoring net in river Prut basin - modernization of information system of flood protection
Implementing partner: Aquatest, a.s., hydrometeorological service of MD, ČHMÚ. “NIREN-CONS” SRL
Budget for the year 2010: 10 923 241 CZK
Budget for the year 2011: 4 894 325 CZK
Budget for the year 2012: 4 894 325 CZK
Budget for the year 2014: 625 486 CZK
Prut River, 989 km long, is a significant left-hand tributary of the Danube. Together with the Dniester River constitutes the backbone of Moldavian hydrological network, but also poses a high flooding threat. Both in July of 2008 and 2010 overflowing Prut River caused extensive damage to property and human losses. The impacts of floods may not have been so devastating if there was an early warning system in operation. However, in the current situation, the Moldavian government does not have adequate resources or expertise to build a broader network of automated measurement stations.
The primary objective of the project is to improve public awareness of the flood situation on the Prut River. The newly established system will enable early warning of population through regular measurement of water flow and conditions in hydrometric profiles. A secondary objective of this project is to demonstrate suitable technological approach to monitoring network of river basins, which will be feasible for other basins as well. The network of the hydrological stations was finished in 2012, and the data processing was ensured on the premises of the State Hydrometeorological Service of Moldova.