- Title: Lidija Tadic
- Author: Čedo Maksimović, profesor, Imperial College London i UNESCO
- Date: 28.05
- Tags: debate, environment, urbanism
BGD examples in Croatia.
In the Republic of Croatia, a large improvement in environmental protection has been done during the last decade. The quality of life and values of environment are becoming more close and inseparable. It is a result of legislation development and increasing of investments in the environment. Some of the most important prerequisites are developing of several strategies: Strategy of physical planning (1997) and Strategy of Environmental Protection (2002). The latter one defined priorities in environmental protection. One of the few priorities is increasing of life quality in urban areas, where about 65% of total population lives. Until today many of the goals defined in the Strategy are fulfilled or in progress. Only the largest improvements will be mentioned here. Water supply systems (85% of population covered) urban drainage (45 % of population connected) and wastewater treatment plants (30%). About 93 % of population has access to organized solid waste collection. These infrastructure developments are closely related to urban areas and they contribute to the life quality in towns and villages. Besides the basic infrastructure, there is great improvement in environmental monitoring system. For example in 2004 there were 271 monitoring stations for water quality, whih has gone up to 324in 2008. The similar situation is with monitoring of soil and air quality as far as monitoring of biodiversity. Some other investments in environment are more related to the development of green and blue areas in towns or sport and recreation assets in urban areas. An example that will be presented in the Workshop, is from Osijek on Drava River. At this moment several Blue Green (BG) solutions compatible projects are in progress. Examples are: extension of river embankment for flood protection, marina for small boats, river training for inland waterway, river restoration of smaller tributaries to Drava river, and construction of waste water treatment plant which belong to the group of conventional structural asstes. The presentation will present the ideas on how these projects and the ones that will follow-up can be more BG compatible. The aim is for these projects to contribute the life quality of citizens and their connection with nature and environment.
In the Republic of Croatia, large improvement in environmental protection has been achieved during last decade. It is result of legislation development and increasing of investments in the environment. One of the few priorities is increasing of life quality in urban areas, where live about 65% of total population. These infrastructural developments are closely connected to urban areas and they are parameters of the life quality in towns and villages. In Osijek, town on Drava river, some very important projects are in progress – extension of river embankment for flood protection, harbour for small boats, river regulation for inland waterway, river restoration of smaller tributaries to Drava river, and construction of waste water treatment plant.
Lidija Tadić, finished Hydraulic Engineering branch at Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb in 1986. In 1989 I have attended International Course on Land Drainage in The Nederlands. Master degree in 1997, and PhD degree in 2001. Since 1992 I am working as a teacher at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. During this time I was involved in several projects, the most of them were in the field of land drainage and irrigation. Published about 30 papers in various publications.