French Hungarian Programme in the field of Water Data Management

Name of client/Beneficiary: 
Ministry of Transport, Telecommunication and Water
Start Date : 
June, 1998
Completion Date : 
March, 1999
Funding organisation: 
Ministère Français des Affaires Etrangères
Name of Associated partners if any: 
Description of the project: 

With a view to joining the European Union, the National Office for Water (OVF) of the Ministry of Transport, Telecommunications and Water started a co-operation programme with IOWater aiming to develop its Integrated Water Information System.

The main results obtained were :
- A rich exchange of experiences on techniques for the integrated management of water-related data in particular with the adoption and the start of the implementation, in Hungary, of methods developed in France by RNDE (National Water Data Network);
- The development of a first conceptual model of IWIS’s hydrological data by combining data models from several systems which already existed in Hungary;
- The formulation of technical terms of reference for the implementation of a "pilot project for the standardisation of procedures for the exchange and management of data on groundwater".

Description of services provided by IOW: 

Cooperation programme between the Hungarian National Office for Water (OVF) with the IOWater, for the development of the Hungarian Integrated Water Information System.

This included:
- A mission to study the existing information systems in Hungary;
- A study tour in France for 5 Hungarian experts for their introduction to the French Water Data Network (RNDE);
- 4 missions of French specialists to Hungary.