EU funded projects in BiH

Flood Management - Regulation of Bosna River in "Sarajevsko polje"

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Environment
EU Acquis chapters Environment
Programme Funding Year 2011
Value €2,828,780
Periods of implementation 2015
Locations SARAJEVO-CENTAR, HADŽIĆI, ILIDŽA, ILIJAŠ, SARAJEVO-NOVI GRAD, NOVO SARAJEVO, SARAJEVO-STARI GRAD, TRNOVO (FBiH), VOGOŠĆA

Results

- Flood protection structure constructed on the river banks of River Bosnia in "Sarajevsko polje" - 611 ha of industrial, agricultural and residential land protected in the case of floods of magnitude Q1/100 (one – hundred – year flood);

SUMMARY

Flood risk management aims to reduce the likelihood and/or the impact of floods. Flood risk management is an integral part of integrated river basin management, and the Floods Directive shall therefore be coordinated with the Water Framework Directive. The project under preparations is related to the management of the Bosna River basin, that is the most populated sub-basin of Sava river with 1 820 080 inhabitants and with the most developed industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to the size and importance of this river, it is listed as a river of category I in the Water Law of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The current status of flood protection structures is not satisfactory. The protection is provided only partially in central parts of some towns along the Bosna River."Sarajevo field" is one of the areas jeopardised by floods of the Bosna River and its tributaries: Dobrinja, Zeljeznica, Miljacka and Zujevina. Floods in this area cause significant problems as the area is densely populated and there are a number of industrial plants. Further development of the area is limited due to flood occurrences. It is important to note that the area of Sarajevo field also includes a protected area of Sarajevo's water supply intake. The project includes regulation of the Bosnia River and construction of flood protection structures on the Bosnia River banks.

RESULTS

- Flood protection structure constructed on the river banks of River Bosnia in "Sarajevsko polje" - 611 ha of industrial, agricultural and residential land protected in the case of floods of magnitude Q1/100 (one – hundred – year flood);