Full Name of the Organisation: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Water Management
Legal Status: Governed by public law
Address: Trg Dositeja Obradovica 8
Contact Person: Atila Salvai
Brief description of the organization:
UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD, Serbia, is a governmental institution located in the city of Novi Sad (500.000 inhabitants), capital of Vojvodina Province of Serbia, the most productive agricultural area in the country.
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, founded in 1954, with the aim to educate specialists within the field of agriculture, to develop research and contribute in both developing and increasing of agricultural production.
Function: Education, scientific and research work, consultancy and cooperation with the economy. Facts and Figures: around 3000 students, 800 newly enrolled each year, 932 engineers, 6534 graduated engineers, 105 specialists, 680 Masters of Science, 550 Doctors of Science. Number of Employees: 318. There are 83 professors, 22 associate professors, 21 assistant professors, 34 teaching assistants and 40 scientific researchers, and technical and supporting stuff. Turnover: 7.55 million euro. Departments: Field And Vegetable Crops, Fruit Growing, Viticulture and Horticulture, Environmental and Plant Protection, Animal Science, Agricultural Technique, Water Management, Agro Economy, Veterinary Medicine.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION - the Faculty has developed intensive international cooperation with numerous world faculties, universities and institutes from: Oslo (Norway), Budapest, Baja, Kesteljiju, Pecuj i Gödöllő (Hungary), Timişoara, Cluj (Romania), Nitra (Slovak Republic), Wroclaw (Poland), Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Banja Luka (Republika Srpska), Skoplje (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Zagreb, Osjek (Croatia), Kharkov (Ukraine), Beibei University (China), BOKU (Austria), Agricultural University Tiranë (Albania), Viterbo (Italy), Thessalonica (Greece), Exseter (UK) and Berlin, Weinstevan, Höhenheim and Stuttgart (Germany).
DEPARTMENT OF WATER MANAGEMENT, of the Faculty of Agriculture. The Department has significant scientific, educational and professional background in monitoring, analyzing and managing water and soil resources in Vojvodina Province.
Company Expertise: future risks caused by climate change (floods and droughts), environmental risk prevention, sustainable drainage and irrigation system development, flood risk (assessment, hazard maps, risk maps and risk management plans), flood control and water streams improvement, integral protection of water and soil resources, GIS hydrographic and soil maps, water quality modeling, wetland construction, river restoration planning, stream corridor restoration, strategy for water supply, forest management and planning of wind belts, multicriteria analysis and decision-making, decision-support systems, analytic hierarchy process.
Most Recent Expertise: application of GIS and hydro-software to integrated water and soil resources management. The use of new technologies, such as GIS applications, can provide faster exchange of information about flow, pollution, navigation, etc., and more efficient dealing with the problems of public water management companies in the Serbia and neighboring countries, as well.
The application of water quality model - systematic analysis of the spreading and transformation of pollution and estimation of the self-purification capacity of the Hydrosystem DTD (Danube-Tisza-Danube) in Serbia. First analysis were based on application of several well known computer softwares: WMS, MIKE, HEC-RAS, QUAL2K, etc. The results of application of these software have shown that they can be successfully applied in expert practice.
DWMFA staff includes: 12 Ph.D., 3 M.Sc., 4 B.Sc., and 4-supporting staff.
Role in the DMCSEE Project
UNSFA has significant scientific, educational and professional background in monitoring, analyzing and managing water and soil resources in Serbia (especially in Vojvodina Province), which makes it a relevant partner for vulnerability assessment in agricultural sector which is an important part of WP 4. It possesses expertise in the research of future risks caused by climate change (droughts and floods), environmental risk prevention, sustainable irrigation and drainage system development, drought control and water streams improvement. It is a leading institution in Serbia for integral protection of water and soil resources, water quality modeling for irrigation, multi-criteria analysis and decision-making, decision-support systems as well as in application of GIS and hydro-software to integrated water and soil resources management. PP UNSFA will contribute to strengthening the institutional capacity and human resources in SEE region for transnational drought risk prevention.