Website presenting water memorials and monuments


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.

Danube Box – 2014/15


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

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

Gigantic hydroelectric power station got handed over after 40 years


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

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Danish water experts at GDWM

Danish water experts coming to Budapest.We have a wonderful conversation behind us.

Budapest Water Summit 2016


Building upon the successful event in 2013, Hungary will again host the Budapest Water Summit between 28th and 30th November 2016 in order to give a momentum to the practical implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN as well as to achieve progress concerning the water-related aspects of the Paris Climate Agreement within the UN 21st Climate Conference.

DDVIZIG’s Annual Assessment Meeting 11/02/15


Mr Balázs Somlyódy got appointed as the Director-General of the General Directorate of Water Management on 1st October 2014 by Mr Sándor Pintér, the Minister of Interior. The newly appointed Director-General visited our Directorate on 11th February 2015 to attend the Annual Assessment Meeting – Year 2014.

New snow-processing software - 08/02/15


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.

Flood protection strategy is being prepared with the aim of retaining the riverbeds 05/02/15

According to the Deputy Technical Director of the General Directorate of Water Management, a social debate will soon be launched on the flood protection strategy, Mr István Láng believes that at least as much attention should be given to the maintenance of existing protection structures as to the building of new ones.

The datasheets of the National Statistical Data Collection Programme (OSAP) are downloadable

After the re-structure of the water management organizations some tasks, such as the water sector-based data collection got handed over from the Ministry of Rural Development to the organizational units under the technical supervision of the Ministry of Interior as per the modification of the governmental decree No. 42/2014. (II.24.) on National Statistical Data Collection Programme on 22/02/14.

Significant water management issues

As per the 6-year planning cycle of catchment management, the water sector is to review the catchment management plans by the end of 2015. Within the preparation phase of the above task, the documents called Significant Water Management Issues (abbreviated as JVK) were prepared in November 2014.

Improvement of flood protection in Danube Region

Joó István, a Duna Régió Stratégia (DRS) végrehajtásáért felelős miniszteri biztos, Dr. Dobi László az Országos Vízügyi Főigazgatóság szakembere és Kóthay László vízügyi szakértő augusztus 19-én egyeztetést folytattak Szarajevóban, egy a Duna régióra vonatkozó Árvízvédelmi Intézkedési Terv kidolgozásáról.

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2015. február 14., szombat

Bird watching trip


The ‘Janus Pannonius’ Museum organises an end-of-winter trip to the River Dráva linked to the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention in February (World Wetlands Day on 2nd February). Companied by an ornithologist with local knowledge, one can get an insight into the characteristics of the oxbow as wetland habitat.

2015. február 3., kedd

Flood vulnerability in Hungary – 6th conference in the series

The General Directorate of Water Management together with the Scientific Council for the Water Sector launched a series of conferences in 2014 titled ‘Flood vulnerability in Hungary’.

2015. január 22., csütörtök

EDUCATIO – International Education Fair 2015


Having been the largest fair of the educational market, the annual International Education Fair ‘EDUCATIO’ has been organized and will be held in Budapest between 22nd – 24th January 2015.

2015. január 16., péntek

International competition for young water enthusiasts with huge prize


Founded in 1997, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is most prestigious international junior prize within the water sector. The Hungarian national round is organized by GWP Hungary Foundation with the help and support of numerous partner organizations. The patron of the Hungarian competition is Mr. János Áder, President of the Hungarian Republic.

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