“STREAMS‐2‐SUPPRESS‐FIRES‐Utilizing Stream Waters in the Suppression of Forest Fires with the help of New Technologies” Project

The project “Streams-2-SUPPRESS-Fires - Utilizing Stream Waters in the Suppression of Forest Fires with the Help of New Technologies” will ends on November 30, 2015. The project started on April 1st 2013 and has 32 months duration.
The project is funded under the EU INTERREG IV “Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013” framework. The total budget of the project is 851,249.41 € where the EU contribution is 766,090.01 €.
The lead partner is Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMaTTECH) from Greece. Five more institutions from the Black Sea Region are involved. Specifically, Artvin Coruh University from Turkey, Braila Prefecture from Romania, Eco-TIRAS International Association of River Keepers from Republic of Moldova, the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine and “Zikatar” Environmental Center of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA. 
Its purpose is to develop a holistic and complete approach for fire suppression system for the Black Sea Region and to demonstrate its implementation on 6 pilot areas all over the region. This will be achieved by promoting research and innovation in the field of fire suppression to protect natural areas by utilizing new technologies and stream waters sustainably.
The overall aim of the Neighborhood Network is to enhance the collaboration of the institutions related to fire suppression with an emphasis on protected areas and provide more effective management in facing forest fires. The online meeting carried out through the Acrobat CONNECT system with the involvement of participants form project’s all 6 countries. Fire brigades, forest agencies, national parks, ministries, local self-governing bodies, NGOs and society were involved in the discussions. Workshops were hold in Drama, Greece, in Yerevan, in Qishn, Turkey and in Odessa with more than 250 participants. Conferences were hold in Kostamonu and in Cavala with more than 350 participants. In addition, information leaflets on project progress were published (total 5).
In the framework of the project burning waste models, maps and fire risk maps were elaborated for pilot areas. This information allowed to reveal the high fire risk areas. Hydrologic model was measured according to the regional characteristic, also possible steam waters’ maps of pilot areas were prepared. This process aimed on promotion of sustainable use of stream water by aerial firefighting equipment. Finally, the amount and location of water reservoirs were assessed, at the same time optimal routs of water reservoirs were observed. These tools were applied the first time in pilot areas and also in some participating countries.
For more information on project please visit www.euppessfires.eu webpage.

2nd International Workshop

     PRESENTATIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11
     Meeting photo


Streams-2-SUPPRESS-Fires Neighborhood Network S2SF-NN


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