Donor: EU – IPA
Budget: 1,999,500 EUR

Project description:

Northern_Serbia_region_-_Danube_riveThe overall objective of the project is contribution to the harmonisation with the European Flood Directive and Water Framework Directive (WFD), and introduction of the “living with floods” principle in Serbia. More specifically, the objective of this project is to prepare flood hazard and flood risk maps, to be incorporated in Flood Risk Management plans for the project area.

Project area: a) The flood prone areas on the left and right side of the Danube River between Belgrade municipality Zemun (km 1175) and the upstream end of the Iron Gate gorge (km 1040), including the flood prone parts of the Belgrade city along the Danube i.e. municipalities of Zemun, Novi Beograd, Stari Grad, Palilula, and Grocka; b) The flood prone areas on the larger rivers in the Velika Morava river basin.

The project includes the following activities:

Harmonisation of requirements, data and methods:

  1. Preparation of the inception report with the official methodology of flood mapping in Serbia in line with EU policies;
  2. Preparation of the inventory study on available data and data management (including: hydrological data, digital ortho-photomaps, Digital Terrain Model (DTM), parameters of levees, river topography, digital polygons of buildings, latest development plans, database of objects, facilities and cultural monuments, recent studies and water level calculations, data on risk indicators, protected areas, etc.).

Data collection and management:

  1. Collection of available data;
  2. Preparation of Digital Terrain Model (DTM);
  3. Execution of necessary surveys of river cross sections, using GPS technology;
  4. Gathering data for vulnerability and risk assessment.

Production of high resolution digital flood hazard and risk maps:

  1. Hydrodynamic modeling using the up-to-date 1D hydrodynamic model to calculate water levels;
  2. Preparation of flood hazard maps for the project area, on the ground of hydraulic modeling results and DTM;
  3. Development of layers of flood risk receptors (GIS layers containing data on population, economic activity, land use and pollution sources);
  4. Preparation of flood risk maps, using flood hazard maps and data on flood risk receptors;
  5. Preparation of a report on flood mapping with detail text and graphical description of selected flood risk scenarios.

Integration of flood maps in WMIS:

  1. Incorporation of all input data and flood maps in Water Management Information System (WMIS).
Production of a pilot case integration of flood risk information in local/regional spatial plan:

  1. Organisation of exemplary preparation of relevant risk information for regional or local spatial planning.
Dissemination of results and capacity building:

  1. Transfer of know-how;
  2. Preparation of the long term concept for use and regular 6-year updates of the products;
  3. Preparation of a training plan.

For the details related to specific project tasks and activities please contact Mr. Alvaro Diez, Project Director, at e-mail: