Tata: Collapse of the karst water system political and economical aspects of an environmental catastrophe in Hungary, 1950-2019

  • András Nyírő 1
  • 1 PhD student, Szent István University, Enyedi György Doctoral School of Regional Studies

Springs and karst water played an important role in Tata's identity. The town developed a serious bath culture in the 19th century. Coal mining started at the same time in the neighbouring Tatabánya. Due to geological conditions, mining was endangered by karst water. For this reason, karst water has been increasingly pumped in Tatabánya. In the 1950s, water lifting became so large that there was a shortage of drinking water. In the 1960s, the depletion of springs in Tata, and then the re-emergence of karst water determined urban politics and public life. Disaster relief continues to this day on Tata.

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pp. 52-58