Submitted by: Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency
Implemented country: Hungary
Title: Integrated Decision Support System for Sustainable Management and Development of the Lake Balaton Region
The project aims to develop and implement a decision support system that incorporates online monitoring for traffic, water quality and tourism at Hungary’s most visited recreational area, the Lake Balaton region. Left unmanaged and in an unsustainable state, the significant and highly seasonal tourism will degrade the environment and the quality of life for Lake Balaton residents. The expected result of the project is an innovative decision support system based on environmental, ecological and social surveys, and a GIS database developed at the regional level. An on-line visualization will contribute to the above DSS, which will facilitate sustainable tourism, a European priority.