Anti-flood and fire fighting reservoir Mestske lesy Krupina

The construction of a water reservoir helped combat the more frequent extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall and forest fires due to climate change.

Project summary: 

Climate change can have a significant impact on local economies as extreme weather events such as heavy rainfalls and forest fires occur more and more often. In order to protect the area around Krupina town in southern central Slovakia, support from the rural development programme financed the construction of a reservoir on the bank of the Vajsov stream.

Project results: 
  • The reservoir plays a key role in preventing flood damages in the area around the town.
  • Adjusting small water flows contributes to biodiversity, carbon sequestration and adaptation to climate change.
  • The reservoir contributes to sustainable forest management, as it prevents soil erosion and retains water in the forest.