VODIME

Waters of Imotski region

This project is aimed at strengthening resilience to climate change of vulnerable sectors of water resources management, agriculture, energy and tourism in a specific area of ​​Imotski Region.

The project is in line with the three main objectives of the EU climate change adaptation strategy:
1. Encouraging member states to build national capacities for climate change adaptation
2. Making decisions supported by facts that encourage further development of knowledge on adaptation to climate change
3. Promoting adaptation in key vulnerable sectors that emphasizes the integration of climate change adaptation into all sectors in order to strengthen society's ability to cope with the effects of climate change

VODIME_Galipovac i Prološko blato

About
the project

Due to climate change in the light of rising temperatures, warming of surface waters, a significant drop in surface and groundwater levels and declining water availability, drastic changes are predicted in the future that will affect the entire region. The impact of climate change on the water resources of this area is also reflected in other sectors that depend on water or affect their condition, especially agriculture, energy and tourism....

The intertwining and dynamic links between energy, water and food in the management of these resources are united by the "energy-water-food nexus" method, which enables the observation of the effects that a decision in a particular sector produces in other sectors and a coordinated approach that takes into account feedback, trade-offs and synergies between sectors, which is why it is an important tool in adapting to climate change. Using the "EWF connection" method during the implementation of the research in the covered area will strike a balance in the management of vulnerable sectors, and a multidisciplinary, integrated approach will enable comprehensive and effective measures to adapt to climate change.

In order to develop adaptation measures, the beneficiary will conduct an applied research with project partners, the backbone of which is continuous monitoring of water quality and quantity, climatic parameters and modeling of the hydrogeological system of the wider Imotski field. Based on the collected data and models, the impact of climate change on water resources will be analyzed, the level of harmful effects of climate change on the agricultural sector and its vulnerability in terms of identifying the most affected crops will be assessed, the utilization of hydropower potentials will be examined, as well as the possibilities of application of renewable energy sources in Imotski field and its utilization for the purpose of a hybrid reversible plant. The collected data will also be used to analyze the impact of climate change on tourism.

In order for the analyzes to be carried out, all the data collected will be consolidated in a previously established database that will be available to the academic community and other stakeholders at various security levels. In addition, the actual data on the condition of the lake from the established database will be displayed on 3 information panels set up in the town of Imotski and next to the Blue and Red Lakes and thus be available to the general public.

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Project

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Project name : “VODIME – Waters of Imotski region”

Grant contract reference number: KK.05.1.1.02.0024

Beneficiary: University of Split, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy
Ulica Matice hrvatske 15, Split, OIB: 83615500218

PARTNERS:

  1. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Horvatovac 102a, Zagreb, OIB: 28163265527
  2. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Unska 3, Zagreb, OIB: 57029260362
  3. University of Zadar, Ulica Mihovila Pavlinovića br.1, Zadar, OIB: 10839679016

Implementation period:

Implementation period: 01.06.2020. – 01.06.2023.
Contact person: Ivo Andrić
Email: ivo.andric@gradst.hr

Project value:

Total eligible project costs are 3.328.701,69 HRK, of which:

-Grants from the European Regional Development Fund (Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-202) in the amount of 2.829.396,42 HRK
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-The Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency co-finances 414.431,19 HRK, based on the Agreement on Cooperation between the Fund and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency

Objectives

and expected results:
  • A Smart decision support system in the management of Imotski field in adapting to climate change developed.
    The Smart system is a digital platform that will evaluate the collected data and offer optional decision-making solutions related to water resources management, agriculture, energy and tourism.
  • An Integral Study for the Management of the Imotski Field made, which will include measures for adaptation to climate change in the sectors of water resources management, agriculture, energy and tourism in the area of implementation.
    As part of this study, comprehensive plans will be developed, for the preservation of sustainable agriculture production, irrigation of Imotski field, and adaptation to climate change by selection of more resistant species and reclamation of existing agricultural land, as
    well as a comprehensive study of water resources management of the implementation area
  • Action plan for synergy use of Cohesion Policy instruments and other Union programs (LIFE, Horizon Europe, etc.) developed.
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