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2021. szeptember 14., kedd

Hydrologist Club launches at the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate September 13, 2021

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From the year of 2021, monthly lectures are planned to be held by the Hungarian Hydrological Society’s Territorial Organization of County Baranya -from September till the end of next May-, in the official premises ...

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2021. június 5., szombat

World Environment Day - June 5th, 2021

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The first major conference on environmental issues was held in 1972 by the United Nations, which is known as the Conference on the Human Environment or the Stockholm Conference. Resolution A/RES/2994 (XXVII) was set out and adopted ...

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2021. május 27., csütörtök

Internal training in Kaposvár at Kapos flood defence structure - for water management operators and water security guards – May 26, 2021

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Within the framework of the education program for civil servants employed by water management entities, internal training was held for colleagues employed in the job categories of water management operators and water security guards on May 27, 2021 in Kaposvár, at Kapos flood defence structure ...

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2020. december 2., szerda

Blood Donation Campaign Was Organized At The South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate – December 2, 2020

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Blood donation campaign was organized at the premises of the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate on Wednesday December 2, 2020. Blood donation events are considered as a tradition

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2020. július 14., kedd

Short film, which summarises the events of the flood protection exercise

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Joint flood protection exercise was held by the General Directorate of Water Management and the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate at several locations in the area of ??its operation on July 14, 2020.

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2020. április 22., szerda

The final of the National Vocational Training Competition

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National Vocational Education Competition (OSZTV) was published this year as well in accordance with traditions and in line with Section 73(2)(h) of Act 187 of 2011 on Vocational Education and Training. In 2020, out of six schools, which provide secondary education on water management in the country, 32 students entered for the competition in the field of water management technician.

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2020. február 13., csütörtök

National Vocational Training Competition was organized at Drava Valley High School in Barcs

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National Vocational Education Competition (OSZTV) was published this year as well in accordance with traditions and in line with Section 73(2)(h) of Act 187 of 2011 on Vocational Education and Training. In 2020, out of six schools, which provide secondary education on water management in the country, 32 students entered for the competition in the field of water management technician.

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

2015. március 31., kedd 09:44

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

London. The Indian activist helped 1,000 villages to access water. According to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Mr Singh put tremendous effort in preventing floods, in the restoration of arable lands and rivers and in the preservation of wildlife. – reported BBC News.

The Jury highlighted that Mr Singh’s method, which is the modernization of an ancient Indian way of collecting rainwater, is cheap, simple and should be followed all over the world. The precipitation of the rainy season is harvested on the ground with short-wall dikes and then it is let to filter back into the ground for future utilization.  

Singh, who is also called as India’s Water Man, originally graduated as a doctor. When he was first appointed as a village doctor, he soon realized that the people in his district had more problems with the drinking water than with their health since the farmers used all the groundwater. As soon as the water disappeared, the crop and forests dried up, the animals died and as a result the villagers had to move to the cities.   

‘In the beginning we could only focus on the elimination of the drinking-water crisis. Nowadays, we want more: this century is about exploitation, environmental pollution and intervention. They must be stopped and the war for water must be transformed into peace, this is my aim, my quest.’- declared Mr Singh.  

The Director of the Stockholm International Water Institute, Mr Torgny Holmgren says, ‘In a world where there is a growing demand for fresh water, we can easily face a severe water crisis unless we learn to protect our waters appropriately.’

‘Mr Singh is a beacon of hope.’

The prize, established in 1991, is awarded every year on the World Water Day, on 22nd March.  

The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded to individuals or institutes that significantly contribute to the protection of the waters of the world and to the improvement of water management.

Translated by Orsolya Tursics - DDVIZIG

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