West Morava and Tamis Sub-River Basins Infrastructure Programme for Integrated Water Management

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB18-SRB-ENV-02 € 1,200,000
Other Sources Other Sources € 46,400,000
EIB Loan € 56,000,000
National contribution Own Contribution € 9,300,000
Total € 112,900,000
Total Grants € 1,200,000
Total Loans € 56,000,000

Project Description

The Republic of Serbia is facing severe challenges related to frequent flood events affecting the great part of the territory. In the last 10 years, four (4) extreme high-water level occurrence on the various water streams affected different areas, caused the loss of human lives, great material and environmental damage. Significant flood events happened in years 2006 and 2013 within Danube river basin, in the year 2006 within the basin of the rivers Tisza and Tamiš, 2010 in the Morava river basin and within the various sub-catchments in the south of Serbia. The most severe flood event with catastrophic consequences happened in May 2014 Due to extreme hydro-meteorological conditions flooding happened within the protected areas in the sub-catchments of the rivers Sava, Drina, West Morava, and Great Morava.

Infrastructure program for integrated water management in West Morava and Tamiš sub-river basins should phase out the problems of protection against harmful effects of water, environmental protection and spatial planning in an integral manner. A large number of inhabitants are at risk on these basins of floods and other residual risks. The overall objective of the Infrastructure program is improving the quality of life of citizens by enhancing water management in the part of the Republic of Serbia for more than 400,000 citizens.

Results and Benefits

  • length of river embankments/dykes rehabilitated and improved reaching 45 km
  • population benefitting from flood protection measures to double, reaching 1,000,000
  • improve the water regime on both basins
  • improved protection against harmful effects of water by the construction of the facilities which will be used for the reduction of flood risk and erosion control
  • Countries: Serbia
  • Code: PRJ-SRB-ENV-009
  • Sector: Environment
  • Monitor IFI: EIB
  • Status: Preparation
  • Beneficiary:
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