Water management development of "Ormansag rural development region"

Client: Magyar Terület- és Regionális Fejlesztési Hivatal (Hungarian Rural Development Office)

Project time: 2005

Project tasks: Ormánság, once rich in waters, and a thriving rural development region, has a low population density today, with continually deteriorating living standards, high unemployment rate and large-scale outward migration. The area is affected by drought or inland water; the subsequent adverse environmental conditions are not favourable to farming, thus limited the population’s living standards. Conseqently, the region’s solution was based on the introduction of a modified water management system: the areas that earlier have been equipped with water adequately, must once again be provided with optimum and continuous water supply. Upon the completion of such a complex area development program, new opportunities arise in forest management, agriculture and tourism.