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The topic "model projects aimed at water saving" should be aimed at plans / implementations of the supported projects, which are able to manage the growing water shortage in a particular region. More specifically, the goal is to retain the water of the water-rich periods as far as possible, and to reduce the quantity of the runoff. The supported projects include water retention and water keeping elements.

To overcome these problems, the Phase I of 2010 of the Old-Túr rehabilitation finished in 2012 provides a partial solution. The program had to be developed due to the endowments of the Túr’s catchment area, because it makes the river’s average water yield extremely divided. During the summer periods, when there is water shortage, the system is not able to improve the Old-Túr’s water balance and it is unable to satisfy the watering and ecological needs for the river mouth’s overflow weir at the same time.

In Phase I of the rehabilitation, we have achieved great success in raising the water level of the lower section of the Old-Túr (between Olcsvaapáti and Kömörő) and the ecological design of water supply of the dead beds along the Old-Túr were started (Bákaszeg). The effects of the implemented projects, however, are not felt in the upper sections of the Old-Túr (Túristvándi, Kölcse, Sonkád region).

Within the framework of this project and closely connected to Phase I 2010 of the Old-Túr project, developing it further, interventions are planned primarily in the upper section of Old-Túr. Thus, the water levels could be increased along the entire length of the Old-Túr’s water system (over 70 km), and the water replacement of the Kölcse Túr-branch would be solved, reducing thereby the damages caused by the extreme situations causing abundance of water or shortage of water.

Concrete objectives:
- The target population whose living circumstances will improve through the implementation of the project;
- Increasing the quantity of the saved / retained water;
- Increasing the extent of the area where the water retention capacity became higher;
- Increasing the extent of the area where the management of inland water was successfully solved due to the project;
- Increasing the extent of the area where the irrigation capacity has increased as a result of the project