Fish are already dying – water supply plan for Lake Neusiedler See sealed


The low water level of Lake Neusiedler See is ringing alarm bells. Large and small fish can no longer cope with the high temperatures and the lack of oxygen. The governor of Burgenland, Hans Peter Doskozil, agreed with the Hungarian foreign minister on a nine-point plan for cross-border cooperation.

Many species are dying out, a local inspection at Weiden showed on Friday. As announced, Doskozil met with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in the afternoon in Budapest to preserve the natural oasis.

Both signed a letter of intent to intensify cooperation on environmental issues and climate protection. Of paramount importance in the nine-point program are bilateral negotiations on the extension of the Moson-Danube irrigation canal.

stabilizing the water level
“The aim is to stabilize the water level in the Seewinkel-Neusiedler See nature reserve and to protect the fragile ecosystem in the long term. Various options are being explored,” explains Doskozil.

In the energy sector, the construction of wind farms in the border region is being looked at and cross-border public transport is being expanded. The memorandum also contains a clear commitment to strengthen tourism cooperation in the Fertõ-Neusiedler See region.

Doskozil expects significant successes from the collaboration. Szijjártó: “We are living extraordinary times. It is all the more important to face and face these challenges together as equals.”

Source: Krone


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