On the 22nd of  February 2024, the General Assembly of the City of Debrecen adopted the city’s environmental programme (Green Codex), one of the most important measures of which is the establishment of the Environmental Control System (ECS).

The City of Debrecen and the University of Debrecen intend to establish a continuous and long-term Environmental Control System to protect the environment, to preserve our natural values and to serve the well-being and safety of the people of Debrecen in a unique way in the country.

The Environmental Monitoring System, developed by professors and experts from the University of Debrecen, is based on objective measurements and is established in Debrecen and has a regional focus on environmental impacts, with a special emphasis on air quality, water quality, soil, noise and biodiversity. The information and data collection, analysis and monitoring system will monitor changes in air, surface and groundwater, soil and biota through instrumental monitoring and continuous sampling.

With 16 complex measuring stations, the Environmental Monitoring System is a coherent, city-wide system that provides data on our environment 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 

The project is financed by a grant agreement signed on the 27th of  December 2023 between the Ministry of Construction and Transport and the Municipality of Debrecen. The gross grant amount is HUF 604.000.000.

As part of the Environmental Monitoring System, 4 public procurement procedures have now been launched to provide the equipment for 16 complex measuring stations. 

Subjects of public procurement procedures: 

– Purchase of noise monitoring equipment

– Procurement of water monitoring equipment in three partial tendering rounds 

– Procurement of data processing and storage equipment for water quality analysis 

– Purchase of 13 measuring containers.

Bids are invited until the 12th of  June 2024.

The Environmental Monitoring System is a unique monitoring system, both nationally and internationally, which allows all relevant information on the current state of the environment to be obtained and evaluated.  Its role is to inform decision-makers and the public about the state of the environment, to assess Debrecen’s natural assets, to regularly record information on their condition and to monitor the potential environmental impacts of industrial and energy developments within the city’s administrative boundaries.


Author: Debrecen4U