North-Hungarian Water Conservancy Directorate

Forest Management

The spread of the forest covered area is 1831.5 ha (4526 acres) which has 1729.5 ha (4274 acres) floodplain forest beside of the Tisza, Bodrog, Hernád, Sajó, Tarna, and the Takta rivers. 102 ha (252 acres) of the covered area lies on dike protected trritory. The extend of the first rate flood protection forests are 1430 ha (3534 acres). These forests protect the banks from the swells and from the ice drift and protect reservoirs and watercourses.

The consistence of the thees' age groups
1 to 10 years124.2 ha307 acres
11 to 20 years400.3 ha989 acres
21 to 30 years392.0 ha969 acres
31 to 40 years276.3 ha683 acres
41 to 60 years428.3 ha1058 acres
61 to 80 years198.9 ha491 acres
81 to 100 years11.5 ha27 acres
Total1831.5 ha4526 acres

The forests can be found on nature protected areas are 670.0 ha (1656 acres).

Watershed management

At the North Hungarian Water Directorate the Water Management Department is responsible for the available water resources. (surface water, underground water). The water resources management doesn't only mean the distribution of the waters between users but it also means the management of the available water resources from ecological, natural and social point of view. In Hungary we divide the water resources into two parts. The first part is the surface water; the second is the underground water.

  • still water: natural lakes, oxbow lakes, inland watered areas, artificial lakes, reservoirs, mine lakes
  • watercourses: streams, rivers, creeks, temporary watercourses
  • canals: inland water canals, rainwater canals, drainage and irrigation canals Underground waters

Underground Waters

  • subsoil waters
  • soilwaters: cold soilwaters, warm soilwaters (thermal and curative waters)
  • carst and slot waters: cold cars waters, warm cars waters (thermal and curative waters

In connection of watershed management we are interested in the waters owned by the government and water establishments. During our work we take into consideration the EU WDF. The integrated water management's substance is to coordinate the process of the activities, the water demands, the water resources and the hydrology. The crossboarder cooperaions is the most impor?tant thing of the water resources management. That's the reason why the Department of the Water Management takes part in the watershed management planning. To recognize the water status we have to measure the properties of it and work with the results. This activity is the hydrograpy.

For example here are some of the used data:

hydrometerological data, water levels, waterflow data, water temperature, water quantity and quality and so on. The data that we use and process is public so everyone can reach them. At the directorate we are responsible for the followings:

  pieces capacity [million m3] Water surface [hectare]
Reservoirs 86 54.8 2010.7
Fish lakes and lake systems 11 1.87 172.8
Ponds 25 0.73 43.7
Planned ponds 33 1.08 35.04

The activities of the Department of Environment and Public Utilities:

This department includes two groups:

  • Environment and Public Utilities Expert and Planning Group
  • Waste Management and Project Preparation Group

The special fields of the Environment and Public Utilities Expert and Planning are the planned and operating industrial and municipal watersupply, the sewerage and purification systems. This group makes the registration of the sewered areas, makes reports of these territories and send these reports to the Environment and Water Ministry. They contribute to the regional and national programs of sewerage systems, sewerage treatment and disposal. They've done important things to make the national database of the sewerage management. In the future they will examine the wastewater treatment plants because they are asked by the Ministry.

North-Hungarian Water Conservancy Directorate
North-Hungarian Water Conservancy Directorate
Phone: +36 46 516-600