2019. december 4., szerda

Open Day at the Baja Campus of the National University of Public Service Faculty of Water Sciences


Faculty Open Day will be held on the Baja campus of the Faculty of Water Sciences of the National University of Public Service, where the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate is also represented.

2018. december 5., szerda

Open Day at the National University of Public Service (NUPS)


The next Open day will take place at the Faculty of Water Sciences of the National University of Public Service (NUPS) on the 5th December 2018. The head of the faculty and his colleagues will present university education in the institution through interesting presentations regarding the career model of water management, the opportunities to control icy floods, instruments and terrain models; which topics will be extremely useful in order to obtain credible information about the day to day life of the water management sector.

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.

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From Drava to Balaton 2018.I. edition

2018.03.20. 10:50


The most recent issue of the magazine,titled From Drava to Balaton is published, we wish you a pleasant browsing!

Here's the end, go for it!

2018.03.19. 13:40


On March 26 we will arrive on the last Monday of the Countdown campaign. As we have repeatedly pointed out, by March 31, it is possible to say goodbye to the Water Time Magazine, which was a joy for many visitors between 2001 and 2018.

Programs at the Danube Museum in March

2018.03.07. 08:16


The Danube Museum partially closes at the end of March. About the details and for their March programs, see the attached newsletter for inquiries:

Creative Competition for Primary School Pupils

2018.02.14. 10:39


On the occasion of World Water Day in 2018, a creative competition for Primary School Pupils is announced by the Janus Pannonius Museum, the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate and the Territorial Organizations of the Hungarian Hydrology Society in Counties Baranya and Somogy. For further information please visit the link below.

World Water Day 2018 – The Answer is in Nature

2018.02.14. 10:51


The international slogan of World Water Day in 2018 has intentionally become "The Answer is in Nature".

2nd February - World Wetlands Day

2018.02.02. 10:44


The World Wetlands Day is celebrated on February 2nd, as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was signed in Ramsar, Iran in 1971; it is an international agreement for the protection of wetland habitats, especially as waterfowl habitats.

Display of the Mobile Flood Protection Barrier

2018.01.26. 12:20


The mobile flood protection barrier was introduced to the management and the members of the flood-protection stuff by the distributor of this given EKO-SYSTEM product on January 24, 2018 at the premises of the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate.

We like you like that!

2018.01.03. 13:40


A water management image film “We like you like that!” was completed on the initiative of the General Directorate of Water Management that draws attention to the importance and beauty of the water management as a profession.

Stockholm's Youth Water Award 2018.

2017.12.13. 14:18


We hereby inform the interested persons that the Stockholm's Youth Waters Award's competition in 2018. will be repeatedly announced by the GWP Hungary Foundation in December 2017, which can be accessed at and may sign up on the same website.

Invitation of the Hungarian Water and Wastewater Technology Association

2017.12.04. 22:23


The Hungarian Water and Wastewater Industry Association (MASZESZ) announces an innovation competition for 7-8. grade in primary school  and for high school students to Dr. Pál Benedek's municipal water management innovation award.

Monument to the memory of the flood in 1972

2017.12.03. 12:27


The South Transdanubian Water Management Directorate commemorates each year the  successful  defense  of the great flood in 1972 on river Drava. On the occasion  of  the  60th  anniversary of the establishment of the integrated water management, a monument to honor the contributors to the flood defense of  1972 took place at the Drava coast, five years ago.

Hydrological Memorial Park in Kaposvár

2017.12.11. 08:31


The Hydrological Memorial Park was established by the Somogy County Association of the Hungarian Hydrological Society (MHT) in the honour of the centennial anniversary of the establishment of the MHT and the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the Territorial Organization in the picturesque operational territory of ??the flood-relief complex defining the flood-control complex of Kaposvár.

In face of floods – in the margin of commemoration 1956

2017.10.31. 10:30


In the Hungarian National Memory October 23rd is the day of the outbreak of the 1956 Revolution and War of Independence, one of the most determining events of 20th-century Hungarian history that we all remember to. It began with the peaceful demonstration of students of Budapest University of Technology; the agitation rhyme was "Poland is an example, follow the Hungarian path!" The revolution began on October 23rd and ended on November 11th when the resistance of armed rebels was put down.

Blood donation at the Directorate

2017.10.12. 10:33


The Blood Donor Campaign, which was already traditional at the South- Transdanubian Water Management Directorate, was continued on which occasion the Pécs Regional Blood Supply Center of the National Blood Supply Service was relocated to our central building of Directorate, with the support of the Hungarian Red Cross.

The autumn publication of our periodical newspaper, from Drava to Balaton

2017.10.12. 10:26


The latest issue of the periodical newspaper of the South- Transdanubian Water Management  Directorate is published, we wish you a pleasant browsing!

Carrer Day at Kaposvár Drava Valley High School

2017.10.06. 08:56


Juniors and their parents have the excellent opportunity to visit Drava Valley High School at Carrer Days in this October and November which will provide interesting thematic programmes in Barcs.

Adoption of the watercourse Bükkösdi

2017.10.09. 09:51


Ujhelyi Imre Agricultural and Economic Secondary School and Vocational School participates in the national competition called "Portraits along the Creek" within the framework of BISEL Biotic Index at Secondary Education Level - Bioindication in School Education Program that was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Artwork of the Month in the Danube Museum in Esztergom

2017.10.06. 08:27


The Danube Museum in Esztergom started its exhibition series called the "Artwork of the Month" last year that allows of water management directorates to present the rare pieces of their collections. In October the planimeters owned by South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate can be seen by visitors.

The survival opportunity for boats getting old in service

2017.08.23. 11:33


Hungarians are renowned worldwide for their engineering performance: let’s think about the dynamo of Jedlik Ágnes or just about the phone center of Puskás Tivadar. The Lajta Vessel Ship (named originally SMS Leitha) can be boldly set in this line as a masterpiece of a Hungarian industry.

Past-century fridge magnets from Danube Museum Collect and win!

2017.07.25. 13:24


In the Danube Museum beautiful retro fridge magnets are now available which were selected from our finest collection of mineral water labels and posters. The unique collection presents the advertising style and shades of the 19th and 20th century as well as the nowadays out of date psychological advertising techniques of that era.

Who we are proud of!

2017.05.15. 11:31


Zsolt Gábor Bürge is a committed worker in the water management sector. In addition to his excellent care of hydrographic tasks, his hobby is distilling brandy. Over the last few years, he has been developing his knowledge tirelessly and he could reap the rewards of his hard work.

Natural History Museum of Pécs – Programs in March-April 2017

2017.03.06. 14:00


We are glad to inform you about the family programs of Janus Pannonius Museum – Department of Natural History schedule for March and April.

World Water Day smartphone application

2017.03.02. 08:03


Again, as last year, smartphone application helps to access the calls for proposals and programmes of the World Water Day. Through the application called ‘World Water Day’ within EVENT@HAND one can get information about the national events of the World Water Day, the national calls for junior competition issued by the Danube Museum and the regional, local calls for proposals.

Call for 11th Poster / Photo competition of Water

2017.02.20. 10:13


The Hungarian Hydrological Society in Borsod County and the Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering of University of Miskolc announced a call for proposal of Poster / Photo competition of World Water day 2017 with special attention of centenary year of Hungarian Hydrological Society:

Ice breaking on River Drava in pictures

2017.01.18. 12:26


Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2017

2017.01.03. 13:28


The Stockholm Junior Water Prize was established in 1997 and this prize is the best-known international youth award in the field of water management. On this especial and high-quality competition, which is the part of the the annual World Water Week, is great honor to participate. The Patroness, Victoria, the swedish crown princess, meets the participnats of the last round of a contest and gives the prize personaly to the winner, which is 15.000 dollar and a crystal statue.

The Drava Valley High School, Barcs

2016.11.28. 11:39


„Where and what is the way forward?” – this is the questions, on which to find the best answer is very difficult. The Drava Valley High School, Secondary Vocational School and College helps to answer this question and reccomends some courses:

The centenary year of Hungarian Hydrological Society

2016.10.20. 13:03


The Section of Hydrology of the Hungarian Geological Society related to Hungarian Hydrological Society was established at 7th February in 1917 and was turned to an independent scientific society at 26th January in 1949.

111 pieces of digitally water-related collection in Hungary

2016.10.20. 12:54


The relationship between people and water is engaging the thousands of threads woven. But the water hasn’t got history as againts the human, this is why we decided to present our water-related history and collections. In Hungary it can be found a lot of same small and large collections too. Not only 111 pieces but many thousand.

„It can be stayed alive without love for few days, but not without water...” -interview with Mr András Nagy-Szöllősi

2016.10.20. 12:07


The second Budapest Water Summit will be organised at the end of November 2016, on which the main objective is the approving the action plan establishing a global water policy in the next 15 years.

INFO@HAND MHT Application

2016.10.20. 11:57


All who are interested for a 100 years centenary ceremony organised by Hungarian Hydrological Society can be informed via smartphone app. The INFO@HAND MHT mobile application is a new develepment of eLearning Department of MTA SZTAKI.

100 years of our history – writting of short story

2016.10.20. 11:52


On the occasion of the centenary year the Hungarian Hydrological Society hereby invites it’s members for writting a literary short story contest titeled „100 years of our history”.

Hrvatske Vode is 140 years old

2016.10.11. 08:19


This year Hrvatske Vode, our Croatian partner organization celebrates its 140th anniversary.  The organization was established by Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer on 6th September 1876 in Osijek, in order to regulate River Vuka. After the several reorganization of the establishment and the amendment of the law the Water Act was adopted in 2009, which is still in force. Owing to this Act the water management operates within a legal framework in line with EU regulations in the country.

Current issue of ’From Dráva to Balaton’ magazine is out

2016.10.03. 10:04


The current electronic publication of ’From Dráva to Balaton’ magazine by the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate is available here.

Structure of the month in the Danube Museum

2016.10.03. 08:51


This year in the The Danube Museum of Esztergom can be seen every months different water directorate’s exhibition objects in the Month’s Artwork display case, allowing visitors to learn about the history of water territorial heritage. In September the remembrances of the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate were visited the museum.

Water tours on the River Drava and Fekete-víz

2016.05.03. 12:48


The Ancient Drava Visitor Centre awaits its guests with canoe and kayak programmes from May 2016 as well. Certainly everyone can find an enjoyable experience among the different

difficulty levels and length of canoe and kayak tours.

Excursion on E-study-trails – Photo competition

2016.04.12. 11:28


Besides the information board-, and printed guide-based study trails, there are ten so-called E-study trails as well in the operational area of the Danube-Dráva National Park Directorate to be walked down with the help of guide books downloadable from:

Quiz invitation by the Ancient Drava Visitor Centre

2016.04.06. 13:47


The Ancient Drava Visitor Centre, in the organization of the Danube-Drava National Park Directorate invites all visitors to a quiz-game with question about the Visitor Centre, the wildlife of the Drava and the indigenous Hungarian domestic animal species. The filled-in questionnaire is to be handed over to Reception.

List of water-related anniversaries in 2016

2016.04.06. 11:31


225 years ago 21st September 1791

Earl István Széchenyi was one of the most excellent politicians of the Hungarian Reform Era.

Chess flower drawing competition

2016.04.04. 14:36


The Danube-Drava National Park Directorate has called for a drawing competition for primary school students. The topic of the competition is a protected spring flower growing in the area of the national park, the chess flower.

World Water Day – available on mobile!

2016.03.02. 11:37


This year is the very first year when a smart phone application helps to access the calls for competition and programmes of the World Water Day.

The HYDROINFO Application is downloadable

2016.02.23. 13:12


The HYDROINFO Application is out and available for download for Android devices from your Google Play Store from 16th February 2016.

The official Hungarian webpage of the World Water Day

2016.02.16. 07:50


The official Hungarian webpage of the World Water Day:

World Water Day Artwork Competition for kids

2016.02.12. 09:40


Similar to previous years to celebrate the World Water Day 2016, the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate together with the Territorial Organizations of the Hungarian Hydrology Society in County Somogy and Baranya call for Artwork Competition for Year 1 – Year 4 pupils of primary schools in 2016.

The life and professional career of Jenő Kvassay - Travelling exhibition

2016.01.26. 12:04


The operational area of the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate hosts the travelling exhibition of ten roll-up posters between 15-29th January 2016 which has been introduced to the 12 water management directorates by the courtesy of the Danube Museum in the last 12 months.

European lifetime achievement award for Prof László Somlyódy

2015.12.07. 14:18


Professor László Somlyódy is the awardee of the most prestigious Dunbar Medal by the European Water Association (EWA) this year for his scientific-, technological achievements and research related to water and wastewater treatment, for his internationally outstanding professional work.

Water sector success – map buying

2015.10.19. 12:08


As a result of a unique collaboration that started as a personal initiative, Mr József Beszédes’ map of ‘The plan of the Kapos’ swamp’ (Beszédes József: Kapos motsárjának terve) has been bought through online auction.

Current issue of ’From Dráva to Balaton’ magazine is out

2015.10.08. 14:09


The current electronic issue of ’From Dráva to Balaton’ by the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate is available.

Water management innovation competition for secondary students 16th October 2015

2015.09.14. 12:37


The ‘Eötvös József’ Technical College of Baja calls for a competition for the senior-section pupils of primary schools and secondary-school students. Any applications including suggestions, ideas, work, scale models, research results and analysis of data are welcome that relate to water, water management or water use.

Famine Rock has appeared again

2015.09.10. 13:29

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Famine Rock, or „Ínség-szikla” in Hungarian, is located north of Liberty Bridge at the bottom of Gellért Hill. Most time of the year the Rock is under water, although the current 95 cm high water-level has made it appear.

Online water-sector dictionary

2015.07.10. 09:50

online szotar-belyeg

Having looked at the traditional values of Hungary and the accumulated water-sector knowledge, the compilation of a Hungarian–English water-sector dictionary has become timely.

First British-Hungarian phone conference

2015.06.12. 12:59


The first British-Hungarian telephone conference was held at the General Directorate of Water Management as per British request on 4th June 2015.

DDVIZIG at the H2O Football Gala

2015.05.06. 13:26

H2O Focikupa-belyeg

This year the football team of the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate, completed with a colleague from the Central-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate, has participated at the annual H2O Football Gala for the second time.

Drava Museum

2015.04.14. 09:11


The Drava Valley Secondary School (Dráva Völgye Középiskola) opened its exhibition titled   "Everything that is water..." in the Drava Museum on 21st March 2015. The display about the diverse appearances and utilization forms of water is open until 31st October 2015.

Programmes on offer in April by the Natural History Museum

2015.04.14. 08:59

Janus Pannonius Muzeum-belyeg

Please browse through some of the family activities below offered by the Natural History Department of the ‘Janus Pannonius’ Museum (JPM) for April 2015.


2015.04.01. 09:47

Hermann Otto kiallitas

We have the honour of inviting you to the Opening of the ‘Ottó Hermann’s Heritage’ travelling exhibition!

’Run faster than the flood’

2015.03.31. 10:00


The short film about the 1st National ‘Run for the Dike Guards’ running competition in Mohács, that was part of the World Water Day events and got recorded by the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate, is accessible via.

Water memorials and World Water Day events - 2015

2015.03.13. 11:02


On the occasion of World Water Day, the content of the webpage ‘Water Memorials and Monuments’ have been updated and completed with maps. All the World Water Day 2015 events and venues of the ‘Run for the dike guards’ race are shown on the map.

Current issue of ’From Dráva to Balaton’ magazine is out – 12/03/15

2015.03.13. 10:54


The current electronic issue of ’From Dráva to Balaton’ by the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate is available.

India’s Water Man is the Laureate of the ’Water Nobel Prize’

2015.03.31. 09:44


Rajendra Singh is the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, which is often referred to as the Water Nobel Prize.

Study programmes at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2015

2015.02.18. 16:17


More information on the study programmes can be obtained on:


2015.02.11. 09:57


To celebrate the World Water Day, the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate together with the Territorial Organizations of the Hungarian Hydrology Society  in County Somogy and Baranya call for drawing and photo competition for nursery school, primary school and secondary school students.

World Water Day in the Natural History Museum

2015.03.11. 14:07


The workshop presents the wildlife of the natural waters (mainly lakes and streams) linking to the museum’s exhibition (waterfowl and mammals living by the water) and stock collection through playful activity.  


’Kvassay’ Commemoration Committee has been established

2015.03.10. 13:17


Jenő Kvassay’s name is tightly linked to the plans for the development within the Hungarian water management sector for the 2014-2020 period.  As a gesture of respect, the General Directorate of Water Management established the ‘Kvassay’ Commemoration Committee in 2014. The Chairman of the Committee is Prof. Ferenc Ligetvári and the Co-Chairman is Prof. Ferenc Glatz, Academician.

Football tournament

2015.02.26. 13:27


Being invited by the General Directorate of Water Management, the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate entered its football team completed with two colleagues from the Water Management Directorate in Székesfehérvár. The 3rd Siren Cup was held in Budapest on 21st February 2015. Altogether 18 teams entered the tournament and our team came 4th in the group rounds. Well done!


2015.02.26. 13:37


The water sector uses numerous technical terms. These terms are to be applied when addressing the wider public through announcements or our website. Present thesaurus got compiled by the Trans Tisza Water Directorate in order to make the technical terms comprehensible for the public being interested in the water sector.

’A gap-filling book that reveals the political background of the ’Bős–Nagymaros’ dam’

2015.02.26. 13:41


According to Miklós Pannonhalmi, the former Deputy Director of the local water management directorate, an agreement best serving the interests of both parties should have been aimed at instead of writing down each other.


Speeding down the slopes

2015.02.18. 15:44

Epleny foto-belyeg

Indicating the popularity of the downhill slalom, the annual day-long race got organized for the 12th time this year with the involvement of Mr Tibor Kovács, the Training Executive of the Police Headquarters in County ‘Győr-Moson-Sopron’.  

New snow-processing software - 08/02/15

2015.02.11. 09:16


A new snow-processing software has been launched nationally this week at the 12 water management directorates that is linked to the Hungarian Hydrology Database.

Danube Box – 2014/15

2015.02.09. 09:44


The Danube Box is the Hungarian continuation of the ‘Danube Cyclopaedia’ Programme and thus it supports the teachers dealing with environmental education in order to get their students’ interested in the natural and cultural assets of the Danube region. It also helps to raise environmental awareness and to develop the students’ responsiveness toward the protection and sustainable use of natural assets in the Danube River Basin.

Video on small scale water retention measures

2015.01.19. 13:43


The Global Water Partnership (GWP) Central and Eastern Europe has released a short video on small scale water retention measures.

Website presenting water memorials and monuments

2015.01.19. 13:51


Just some clicks and one can easily get to 117 monuments. All information related to the history of certain locations can be found on the webpage. Through the links recommended at the photos, further useful information can be obtained about the settlements involved.

Gigantic hydroelectric power station got handed over after 40 years

2015.01.19. 13:54


One of the world’s longest (2,587 m) hydroelectric power stations finally operates at full capacity in Russia.