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Division of Environment and Natural Resources

Adaptation to climate change (ACC – PA7)

Finished Last updated: 20.04.2020
End: jul 2017
Start: dec 2016
Slovak-Norwegian Bilateral Cooperation Project within EEA Grants – Measure B – Adaptation to Climate Change (ACC)
Start - end date 31.12.2016 - 31.07.2017
Project manager at Nibio Ketil Haarstad
Division Division of Environment and Natural Resources
Department Urban Greening and Vegetation Ecology
Partners Technical University of Košice (TUKE)


The activity was aimed at promoting cooperation between the Technical University of Košice (TUKE), Slovakia and Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway, specifically cooperation among experts from Slovakia and Norway in the field of water management especially water balances in urban and rural areas and application of “blue-green infrastructure” in a changing climate. The aim of the proposed grant was the exchange of information, data, knowledge and experiences in the relevant programme area with output of the increased awareness of and education about adaptation to climate change in Norway and Slovakia. This aim was completely fulfilled. We focused our activities to natural water retention measures in urban as well as rural areas. Mentioned measures can contribute to reducing the risk of floods and water scarcity and drought while also improving the status of surface and ground water bodies. Natural water retention measures can support the achievement of the goals of a range of EU policies, including those for surface water, groundwater and coastal management, nature conservation, agriculture, forestry, urban, disaster risk management, green growth and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The tasks and goals of activities within the project implementation were research materials collection, preparation of joint scientific publications and its publication in the research journals and/or conferences` proceedings, preparation of joint international projects and lectures for students. Benefit is also promoting of PhD students as well as graduated students from the both organizations to the project implementation.