Environmental Workshop for Young People on Geothermal Resources of Timočka Krajina

An environmental workshop for young people was held in Zajecar and Gamzigrad Spa as part of the project “Environmental Response to Mining Expansion in Timočka Krajina,” funded by the EU and implemented by the Association “Za Drinking Fountains” and partner organizations from Bor and Zajecar. Young people at the Children’s Center in Zajecar had the opportunity to discuss about geothermal waters in Timočka Krajina, and then they visited Gamzigrad Spa with lecturers.

photo: Dejan Todorović

The latest environmental workshop, whose theoretical part was organized in the premises of the Children’s Center, was attended by high school students from Zajecar and Bor. The theme of the environmental workshop was “Protection and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Vicinity of Mining Areas – Sustainable Use of Thermal Waters.” Geothermal waters represent a valuable resource with a wide range of applications, from energy to health, whose potentials in Serbia are yet to be fully explored and utilized.

Participants prepared presentations on the possibilities of using geothermal springs and water, whose potential, unfortunately, is not yet fully utilized in Serbia.

The second part of the environmental workshop was held in Gamzigrad Spa, with a visit to the Special Hospital for Rehabilitation “Gamzigrad,” where thermal water is used for therapeutic purposes to treat various illnesses. Through a practical example, young people were able to see how geothermal energy is used, which is significant for their education, according to lecturers Lela Skrobonja and Marija Sebić.

In conclusion, workshop participants concluded that geothermal waters represent an important resource with a wide potential for application. Through investments in research, infrastructure, and technology, Timočka Krajina has the potential to fully utilize these resources to improve the quality of life for citizens, diversify the energy system, and achieve sustainable economic development.

photo: Dejan Todorović

Next month, two more environmental workshops for high school students will be organized as part of the project “Environmental Response to Mining Expansion in Timočka Krajina.”

Association “Za Drinking Fountains”

This text was produced within the project “Environmental response to mining expansion in Timočka Krajina” funded by the European Union, and implemented by the Association “Za Drinking Fountains”, the Association of Young Researchers Bor, Civic Library “Europe” Bor and Children’s Center Zaječar. The content of the text is entirely responsibility of these associations and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.