Geografie 2018, 123, 141-158

Assessing inland excess water risk in Kanjiza (Serbia)

Imre Nađ1,2, Vladimir Marković2, Marko Pavlović3, Uglješa Stankov2, Gordana Vuksanović4

1Kaposvar University, Department of Regional and Environmental Studies, Hungary
2University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Serbia
3IT Project Manager and Business Developer at Enlight IT Sourcing, Serbia
4Novi Sad Business School, Higher Education Institution for Applied Studies, Serbia

Received April 2017
Accepted May 2018

Inland excess waters cause numerous considerable problems in economy, society and environment on a low lying parts of Serbia. The SEERISK methodology has been used for assessing the risk of inland excess water in Kanjiža municipality in Serbia. By applying the GIS tools, inland excess areas were extracted and categorization of different hazards level was done for following cover types: vegetable, orchard, crop, vineyard, grassland and forest. Analysing the satellite images for the selected period (March 2011, August 2012, April 2013 and June 2013), results show that four occurrences of inland excess water were recorded at 0.07% of territory, three occurrences at 0.53% of territory, two occurrences at 3.86%, one occurrence at 9.26% and there were no occurrences at 86.28% of territory. As the final result, the risk map shows four inland excess water risk level zones ranked from “Low”, “Medium”, “High” to “Very high” which can be used by the local authorities in order to design strategies for reducing negative effects from inland excess water hazard.


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