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Hungary: Nature-based Water Management Measures Operational

BUDAPEST

At Püspökszilágy, a small settlement nestled in the Cserhát Hills of in northern Hungary with just under 900 inhabitants, sudden, intense precipitation events cause flash-flooding every two to five years. Under the LIFE-MICACC Project, we have created a 1 ha side-reservoir beside the Szilágyi Stream which helps retain water from flash-flood events. As such, it is capable of protecting both village infrastructure from flash flooding, and mitigates summer droughts and heatwaves by replenishing groundwater resources and cooling the micro-climate through evaporation.

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