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The Territory of the Tisa Catchment Area between Natural and Functional Organization

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Author(s): POMPEI COCEAN

Journal: Romanian Review of Regional Studies
ISSN 1841-1576

Volume: VI;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 5;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: River basin | Tisa | Natural organisation | Anthropogenic organisation | “Lands”

ABSTRACT
The TICAD project is in essence a symbiosis between what natural organization of the territory through the agency of catchment areas means and its anthropogenic organization having growth poles and gravity axes as pillars. The analysis highlights the historically-exemplified difficulties in correlating the two forms of organization and the factors that caused them. An increase of the index of spatial overlapping and functional imbrication between them can be noticed with the approach of lower hydrographic taxa (collectors, 1st to 3rd rank tributaries) and regional taxa (region, county, microregion, commune), a genuine identification often appearing for the basal ones. The new geopolitical circumstances, induced by the creation and enlargement of the European Union, represent a catalyst for the organisation of the Tisa river basin in the light of the new concepts of economic, cultural or environmental cross-border collaboration.
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