Project management committee :
Dobri Dimintrov, NIMH (LP)
- Eram Artinian, NIMH (LP)
- Gergana Georgieva, EARBD (PP2)
- Maria Babukchieva, EARBD (PP2)
- Nikolaos Kotsovinos, DUTH (PP3)
- Panagiotis Angelidis, DUTH (PP3)
- Fotis Maris, DUTH (PP3)
- Christos Partsias, RDF-EMTH (PP4)
- Maria Chamitidou, RDF-EMTH (PP4)
|Partner Institution||Country||Border Region||Legal Status of the Partner Institution
|NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY||BULGARIA||Haskovo||public
|EAST AEGEAN RIVER BASIN DIRECTORATE||BULGARIA||Smolyan||governed by public law
|DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE - SPECIAL ACCOUNT - DEP. OF CIVIL ENGINEERING||GREECE||Xanthi||governed by public law
|REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND EAST MACEDONIA-THRACE||GREECE||Rodopi||governed by public law
Lead Beneficiary (Lead Partner)
1. National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, based in 66 Tsarigradsko Chaussee, Sofia 1784, Bulgaria
The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology - LP is the official hydrometeorological
service in Bulgaria and independent research institute operating under the Law for the Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences. It has 120 years history, the present organization is established by the
Decision No 15/02.11.1989 and the Decree No 148/25.07.1991 of the Council of Ministers of R Bulgaria.
Its primary mission is to provide meteorological & hydrological diagnostic and forecasting information
and products to different organizations and users. Its duties comprise both operational,
methodological and applied research activities.
The structure of the NIMH comprises the Head Quarter in Sofia, 4 Regional Centers and 28 observatories,
handling more than 1000 observation stations of different type. The permanent staff consists of
740 full time employees, from which 83 highly qualified researchers.
NIMH is representing Bulgaria in the World Meteorological Organization, EUMETSAT, ECMWF, IHP UNESCO.
The main tasks of National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH), referred to as the ‘Lead Partner’,
(also indicated as Project Partner 1), are summarised as follows:
NIMH will be mainly engaged in the development of the technical tools like Information system,
runoff modeling and forecasting, hydraulic modeling and flood routing.
NIMH will finalize the products integrating the real time runoff forecasting.
Project Beneficiaries (Project Partner)
2. East Aegean River Basin Directorate, based in 26 Bulair str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
in its capacity as Partner No. 2
East Aegean River Basin Directorate (EARBD) (P2) is a government authority and a part of the structure of
Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water – one of the four Bulgarian competent authorities for water
management. EARBD is responsible to create and implement both River Basin Management Plans (RBMP)
under the Water Framework Directive and a Flood risk Management Plan under the Flood Risk Directive.
Creating of good contacts with Greece partners in the field of water management of common
rivers is a priority and an obligation for EARBD. Public consultations are another priority field for the
organisation. The structure of EARBD consists of five departments and one of them, the Water Management
Department is with 3 sectors – Flood risk management plan, River basin management plan and GIS&Data base.
EARBD consists of 68 experts and technical staff. The organisation has 5 more remote offices and 3 of
them are Kardjali, Haskovo and Smolyan.
The main tasks of East Aegean River Basin Directorate (EARBD) ,
referred to as ‘Project Partner 2’, are summarised as follows:
EARBD will create the flood warning system, implement the public awareness
and publicity tasks, analyze the legal framework, adopt flood risk prevention measures and make recommendations.
3. Democritus University Of Thrace - special account - dep. of Civil Engineering, based in University
Campus - Dep. of Civil Engineering, Vas. Sofias 12, 67100 Xanthi, Greece
in its capacity as Partner No. 3
Democritus University of Thrace - P4 (DUTH) was established in July 1973. It is based in Komotini,
Greece&also has campuses in the Thracian cities of Xanthi, Alexandroupoli and Orestiada. The number of
academic staff is about 510.The total number of Employees is about 1200. Annual RTD Expenditure (in Euros) is about 3M.
The main tasks of Democritus University Of Thrace - special account - dep. of Civil Engineering (DUTH),
referred to as ‘Project Partner 3’, are summarised as follows:
DUTH will be mainly engaged in the development of the technical
tools like Information system, runoff modeling and forecasting, hydraulic modeling and flood routing.
4. Regional Development Fund East Macedonia-Thrace, based in D. Tsetine 7, Komotini, Greece
in its capacity as Partner No. 4
RDF-EMTHR is one the basic Institution which is responsible for the economic and technical development
in the region of Easter Macedonia Thrace and belongs entirely to public domain. It has high competence and
experience in managing projects funded by EU .
RDF-EMTHR employs personnel with tenure, but it hires also external expertise to handle the projects.
The annual budget of RDF-EMTHR is more than one million euros for the past three years.
RDF-EMTHR has great capacity to directly influence national, local and regional policies.
The main tasks of Regional Development Fund East Macedonia-Thrace (RDF),
referred to as ‘Project Partner 4’,
are summarised as follows:
RDF will create the flood warning system, implement the public awareness and publicity tasks,
analyze the legal framework, adopt flood risk prevention measures and make recommendations.
Work Packages / Actions
|WP/ Action Code || WP/ Action Title||Start ||End ||Cost |
|WP 1||Management & Coordination|| 20/03/2012 ||19/03/2014 ||46,132.00 € |
|Action 1.1||Preparation Activities|| 01/04/2011 ||10/06/2011 ||0.00 € ||
|Action 1.2||Management actions, meetings|| 20/03/2012 ||19/03/2014 ||30,790.00 € ||
|Action 1.3||Reporting, financial arrangments|| 01/06/2012 ||19/03/2014 ||15,342.00 €|
|WP 2||Information & Publicity|| 1/06/2012||19/03/2014 ||58,857.50 €|
|Action 2.1||Project public awareness campaigns|| 01/06/2012 ||19/03/2014 ||20,052.50 € |
|Action 2.2||Establishing basin information sites, maps,etc.|| 01/12/2012 ||31/10/2013 ||28,636.00 € |
|Action 2.3||Flood-warning legal & infrastructure framework|| 01/06/2012 ||19/03/2014 ||10,169.00 € |
|WP 3||Developing full information on the river basin and water cicle proseses|| 01/04/2012||31/12/2013||406,811.60 €|
|Action 3.1||Hydro-meteorological Information System|| 01/04/2012 ||31/07/2013 ||28,418.30 € |
|Action 3.2||Data collection equipment and software|| 01/08/2012 ||30/11/2013 ||252,929.00 € |
|Action 3.3||Development of Geodatabase|| 01/04/2012 ||31/12/2013 ||88,005.10 € |
|Action 3.4||Existing situation-reservoirs and flood prevention|| 01/06/2012 ||31/12/2013 ||17,209.00 € |
|Action 3.5||Sensitive areas identification,locating hotpoints|| 01/05/2012 ||30/06/2013 ||20,250.20 € |
|WP 4 ||Runoff forecasting|| 01/04/2012 ||31/12/2013 ||103,695.70 €|
|Action 4.1||Meteorological fields diagnosis|| 01/12/2012 ||30/11/2013 ||6,128.00 €|
|Action 4.2||Runoff forecasting, real time operation|| 01/04/2012 ||31/12/2013 ||67,758.70 € |
|Action 4.3||Reservoir models,scenarios of operation|| 01/04/2012 ||31/12/2013 ||29,809.00 € ||
|WP 5 ||Flood routing - modelinig river levels during floods at semsitive areas||01/04/2012 ||28/02/2014 ||118,906.93 €|
|Action 5.1||Hydraulic characteristics and river crossections|| 01/04/2013 ||30/09/2013 ||70,108.00 € ||
|Action 5.2||Preparing model for each sensitive area|| 01/04/2012 ||31/12/2013 ||22,162.00 € |
|Action 5.3||Modelling max level and peak discharge|| 01/07/2012 ||31/01/2014 ||7,875.00 € |
|Action 5.4||Simulating water levels at significant discharges|| 01/09/2012 ||31/01/2014 ||10,211.93 € |
|Action 5.5||Integration package for real time forecasting|| 01/09/2013 ||28/02/2014 ||8,550.00 € |
|WP 6||Early warning system and flood prevention|| 01/10/2012 ||28/02/2014 ||88,816.77 € ||
|Action 6.1||Identify flood alert thresholds|| 01/10/2012 ||31/10/2013 ||19,741.87 € |
|Action 6.2||Establishing flood warning procedure|| 01/12/2012 ||31/01/2014 ||44,602.90 € |
|Action 6.3||Flood prevention improvement,recommandations|| 01/11/2012 ||28/02/2014 ||24,472.00 € |