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Project A transboundary forecasting system for the Mur River

- The Mur Forecasting System, which has been implemented in close co-operation with JOANNEUM RESEARCH in Graz, has been supported from the EU INTERREG IIIB Cadses program. The Clients are Land Steiermark in Austria and Environmental Agency in Slovenia. The extended solution where all 4 countries participate has been approved within the Mur Commission.

- A state-of-the-art transboundary real-time flood forecasting system for the Mur River has now successfully been implemented. Since February 2006 the forecasting system has been tested and is now in real time operation. The forecasting system is implemented within MIKE FLOOD WATCH framework and runs automatically from a central location in Graz, Austria where it issues new forecasts of the river status each hour for the next 2 days.

Project number n/a
Acronym Mur Forecasting System
Geographical coverage Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia
Budget (in €) n/a
Programme Interreg III(Espace Cadses)
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- The challenge of the project has been to establish one common flood forecasting system working for all countries of the Mur watershed (Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia), where exchange of real-time information, modelling (based on MIKE11) and dissemination can be performed rapidly and accurately through a robust system.

- The outline of the system is shown below. Real time information from the rivers and the catchments are collected on a computer in Graz (International Mur Forecasting Centre), where MIKE FLOOD WATCH automatically controls input to the model, model simulation and dissemination of results to the Internet and each country.

Period 01/02/2006


  • DHI Water & Environment
    Country Austria
    Contact Mr Gregers Jørgensen,
    Position: Project coordinator
    Phone/fax: +45 4516 9333,