The RIVERALERT project addresses a great challenge for both countries to establish an operational and sustainable telemetric water and sediment quantity monitoring system for water directorates and civil protection authorities in the Strymon/Struma riverbasin.
The specific objectives of the project are:
1) establishment of network of compatible and inter-calibrated sensors able to transmit reliable and compatible water and sediment quantity data following standardised methodology with common specifications, implementing article 8 of WFD,
2) development of common floods and erosion risk assessment software tools to civil protection in the riverbasin while implementing Floods Directive and Desertification Convention, and
3) establishment of cross-border supportive infrastructures (Decision Rooms) for fast joint response reactions to ensure the functioning of the system while providing reliable data process for risk assessment.
Water Directorate of Central Macedonia, Decentalized Administration of Macedonia Thrace (Lead Partner)
Balcan Environment Center, Greece
Club “Economika 2000”, Bulgaria
The project’s duration is 28,5 months (14/3/2011 – 31/7/2013) and its total budget is 1.358.050, 00€. The project is co-financed by 85% by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)