THE PUBLIC WATER MANAGEMENT COMPANY “Vode Vojvodine” Novi Sad
Water management in Vojvodina represents one of the most complex systems the state of which affects its inhabitants in both direct and indirect manner. The combination of the plain, major international rivers, embankments, pumping stations, ship locks, sluices, gates and canals make water the essential element of life in Vojvodina.
The Public Water Management Company “Vode Vojvodine” Novi Sad was founded by the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Assembly with a Provincial Assembly Decision on the establishment of a public company for water management on the territory of AP Vojvodina (“Official Gazette of APV”, No. 7/2002 and 2/2010).
The Public Water Management Company “Vode Vojvodine” manages water facilities for waterflow cultivation and flood defence on the first order waters and public owned water facilities for drainage, and it also ensures their proper usage, maintenance and care. The Public Water Management Company also manages dams with reservoirs, locks on channels and irrigation systems except for the facilities built by legal entities for their own needs.
The main activity of PWMC “Vode Vojvodine“ includes sustainable management of water resources as follows:
- Water resources management
- Water exploitation and use
- Prevention of harmful effects of water
- Prevention of water pollution
The PWMC “Vode Vojvodine“ has also been taking care of areas under protection on the territory of Vojvodina for more than a decade. The Jegrička Nature Park was proclaimed an important natural resource of the 2nd category. It was followed by Beljanska Bara Nature Park, which has been an area under protection of 3rd category since 2013, as well as The Common (Pedunculate) Oak, a natural monument located on the Tisa riverbank in the yard of the pumping station near Kumane, which was awarded the second degree of protection regime.
The company performs other activities which do not interfere with the waterpower engineering, but they contribute to better and fuller use of available resources. According to the Regulation on Classification of Activities (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, No. 54/2010), the main line of business of the Public Water Management Company “Vode Vojvodine” is engineering and technical consultancy (activity code 7112).