An awareness-raising conference on the climate situation on Lake Balaton

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The scientific issues of the effects of climate change on natural and cultural values ​​are researched in an online event on 16 February, which is being implemented in the framework of a large-scale project with the participation of the Lake Development Council’s working organization, Balatoni Integrációs Nonprofit Kft.

Natural ice sculptures at Lake Balaton Photo: Dr. Mihovics Szabina /

On Tuesday at 1 pm in the Interreg Central Europe (SRNCH) project with English simultaneous interpretation At a Balaton-themed conference According to the Siófok-based council, which assists in the implementation of regional development programs, will it be discussed, among other things, what challenges there are in improving the cultural heritage and the sustainable use of resources? Or, for example, what is the role of policy makers, public administrations, the private sector and NGOs in preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage?

Balatonföldvár, January 2021. In recent years, the Hungarian sea has shown another seasonal mood Photo: Máté Bach

The experts speaking at the conference will provide information on previous catastrophic events in the Lake Balaton area, the impact of the earthquake in Croatia on Hungary, as well as the causes and consequences of meteorological variability in the region.

In addition, a presentation will be given on the endangerment of the high shores of Lake Balaton and the Kőröshegy valley bridge, reed and peat fires, the characteristics of extreme weather, as well as the consequences of the woolly butterfly invasion and the nature-damaging effects of traffic accidents.

You can’t skate yet

The ice of Lake Balaton is unsafe, it is not thick enough and there is no coherent ice surface – this was warned on Sunday afternoon by the Balaton Water Police Police Headquarters of the pedestrians and skiers who admire the winter beauty of the lake. As indicated, due to the warmer weather expected from Wednesday, ice in ports and coastal areas will continue to wash, become fragmented, break, and its strength will deteriorate. Routine water policemen also drew attention to the fact that in case of ice breakage or sinking into the ice, you can call 112 or the police in 1817 for help.

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