Sigma for Water
Sigma for Water is a project within INTERREG IVC program with 11 partners from 8 European countries.
- Leading vision: Restored and developed new lakes and wetlands for climate change adaptation and improvement of environmental quality of the involved regions.
- Main goal: Development of new lakes and wetland areas which significantly increase water quality in the water system and make the water system more flexible in terms of quantity; to improve the capacity of the partner regions for the development of new lakes and wetlands and to improve water and environmental quality of the involved regions.
- Project duration: from January 2010 to Summer 2013
- Total budget: € 2.5 million
The partners: Province of Fryslân (NL, Lead Partner), Municipality of Smallingerland (NL), Merseburg Innovation and Technology Centre (D), District Administration of Demmin (D), International Resources and Recycling Institute (UK), Mineral & Energy Economy Research Institute of Polish Academy of Science (PO), Buzau-Ialomita Water Basin Administration(RO), Development Agency GAL Genovese (IT), University of Debrecen (HU), South-Transdanubian Environment Protection & Water Management Directorate (HU), Thessaly Region and University of Thessaly (GR).
INTERREG IVC: The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.