Large temperature fluctuations from day to day, record rainfall followed by long periods of drought and heatwaves are natural phenomena caused by climate change that can tragically affect our lives. In order to counteract the effects of the increasing frequency of extreme weather phenomena in Romania, the National Meteorological Administration is implementing the major project: the development of the national monitoring and warning system for dangerous weather phenomena to ensure the protection of life and property, which will provide the population with early warnings of heavy rainfall events leading to local floods and landslides. Through the financed investments, the project aimed at optimizing the detection and monitoring of atmospheric cloud systems, improving communication within the meteorological network, improving data management through the implementation of a modernized Climate Data Management System using geospatial representation standards; increasing the quality of operational, forecasting and warning activities of severe weather phenomena through the modernization of visualization-dissemination, communication and security systems; optimizing short and very short-range forecasts through the modernization of the data assimilation system and operational applications in nowcasting forecasting. Central and local authorities with a role in risk prevention and emergency management will be able to take timely action on the basis of information provided at regional and local level by the forecasting and warning system for hazardous weather events, including heavy rainfall leading to flash floods.
29.956.584,25 RON (aprox 6.512.300 EURO), Large Infrastructure Operational Programme, 80% from EU
The authorities have to take measures to prevent of the effects climate change, and the problems causes, for example, to prevent the effects of floods. The traditional measures used by the authorities were the regulation of the rivers, which is not the right and resilient measure. This project represents a new (and right) approach, by applying soft measures which are more efficient in our opinion. Our recommendation is to continue in this direction and combine the monitoring and warning systems with nature friendly flood prevention measures which are in concordance with the EU legislation (WFD).