2018. április 21., szombat

Day of Earth Event in Pécs at Tettye - 21 April 2018


The Day of Earth events have been held worldwide since 1970 with the contribution of more than a thousands of organizations, which events are calling attention to the environmental and nature conservation problems of our planet and offer solutions to them.

2018. március 28., szerda

The river that invigorates and connects – River Danube


The Department of Natural Sciences of the Janus Pannonius Museum invites visitors to the exhibition "About the River Danube through Ages and Periods", which is owned by the Danube Museum of Esztergom. The opening of the travelling exhibition will take place at 1 pm March 28, 2018.  in the museum building 2 Szabadság Street, Pécs.

2017. november 22., szerda

Open Day at the National University of Public Service


The next Open Day will be held on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at the Faculty of Water Sciences of the National University of Public Service. Trainings will be demonstrated with interesting presentations given by the leaders of the faculty; in addition to attending classes at the Faculty of Hydraulic and Water Management and the Faculty of Water Supply and Environmental Engineering.

2017. október 21., szombat

Autumn Festival of Museums Adventurers are invited!


Come and join in the adventure games organized by Danube Museum and the Game Cottage.

2017. június 24., szombat

Mysterious night at the Danube Museum


Do unidentified culprits walk in the dark rooms of the museum at night? No one has seen anything, no trace was left. Their intent is unknown at this time, but it is absolutely certain that an artifact will disappear.

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Water retention and land use change planning of the Ancient Dráva Programme

2015. június 17., szerda 13:10


On 15th June 2015 the Ministry of Interior launched the Project ‘Water retention and land use change planning of the Ancient Dráva Programme’ with a forum within the annual development framework of the Environmental and Energy Operative Programme 2015.

The forum was opened by Mr László Felkai, Undersecretary for Administration of the Hungarian Ministry of Interior. The Ancient Dráva Programme was introduced by Mr Zsolt Tiffán, Governmental Commissioner responsible for the Ancient Dráva Programme. Further presentations were delivered by Mr Balázs Somlyódy, the Director-General of the General Directorate of Water Management on ‘Water Retention and Land Use Change Planning and by Mr László Márk, the Director of the South-Transdanubian Water management Directorate on ‘Current Concepts of the Water Sector’. The expectations in relation to the project got expressed by Mr Imre Hubai Jr. , the Vice-chairman of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture; whilst the water sector-, landscape management- and territorial development-based programme planning was presented Prof. Ferenc Ligetvári, Water management Engineer, Academician of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The Ancient Dráva Programme got started ten years ago as a complex territorial development programme to have its influence on the nature, society and business life and as such to create the conditions of sustainable development in Ormánság, one of the least developed regions of Hungary.

There has been quite a gap since the project idea arose; therefore, it became necessary to review the concept of the project and the planned water sector developments. Since the planning area of the project includes 55 settlements, the hydrographical advantages offered by the areas adjacent to Ormánság can be exploited as well. Through the re-thinking of the previously recommended interventions, the main objectives of the Ancient Dráva Programme are to mitigate the harmful effects of the climate change, to decrease drought damage, to satisfy the ecological water demands and to improve the state of wetland habitats.  Whereas, the re-considered aims of the water management developments are the necessary and possible retention of surface water, the moderation of the runoff relations, increasing the ground water level, creating such water regime that is more favourable, near-nature and balanced, primarily in order to create better status and good ecological conditions of the water bodies.

Within the Environmental and Energy Operative Programme (KEHOP) the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate is to execute the abovementioned project. The Directorate has prepared a conciliation material for the Updated Territorial Water Management Study of the Ancient Dráva Programme in order to design and construct the infrastructure needed for water retention and land use change.

he study can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the picture below.


Translated by Orsolya Tursics - DDVIZIG

For more information and details on the Ancient Dráva Programme, please follow the link

The overall layout can be downloaded in .PDF format here: 

Furthermore, the detailed layout drawings as follows: 1., 2., 3., 4., 5.

Should you wish to make a comment on the layout plans, please e-mail to

Last modifying: 2015. szeptember 22., kedd 15:28