The Tisza–Túr reservoir: restoring habitats to help farmers adapt to floods and drought
Case study | 20 December 2023
For centuries, people have had to drain excess rain and flood-water from agricultural areas as quickly as possible to be able to grow more crops. On the other hand, with the diminishing summer rains, retaining water is just as important. The region located close to the Túr estuary in north-east Hungary is currently changing their approach to water management to be prepared for the threat of drought.
This case study demonstrates the Tisza–Túr flood reservoir which uses controlled flooding and draining methods, and serves the dual purpose of preventing both floods and drought.
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