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Danube River Basin Study. Example of international basin-wide watershed management . Sili Liu. Geographic Scope Issues Ecosystem Water Quality Groundwater Management History Institution Achievements. Geographic Scope. 801,463Km 2. Second Largest. Danube River:.

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Danube River Basin Study

Example of international basin-wide watershed management

Sili Liu


  • Geographic Scope

  • IssuesEcosystem

  • Water Quality

  • Groundwater

  • ManagementHistory

  • Institution

  • Achievements


Geographic Scope

801,463Km2

Second Largest

Danube River:

2,857 Km long

1.5 m wide

83 million people


Including Countries

Germany (DE)

Austria (AT)

Czech Republic (CZ),

Slovakia (SK)

Hungary (HU),

Slovenia (SI)

Croatia (HR)

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BA)

Serbia-Montenegro (CS)

Romania (RO)

Bulgaria (BG)

Moldova (MD)

Ukraine (UA)

as well as Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Albania, and Macedonia (with very small shares).

Contribution of basin area of each country (%)

http://www.danubeday.org/files/dday/documents/press/Danube_River_Basin_-_Facts_and_Figures.pdf


Contribution of water from each country (%) to the Danube

http://www.danubeday.org/files/dday/documents/press/Danube_River_Basin_-_Facts_and_Figures.pdf


Issues

  • Increasing Human Impact

  • Pollution from industrial, agriculture, municipalities

  • Transportation

  • Tourism

  • Fishing

1. Ecosystem

2,000 vascular plants

more than 5,000 animal species

Floodplains and wetlands are facing great pressure


Issues

2. Water pollution and water quality

  • Nutrients: N, P

  • Hazardous Substances

  • Eutrophication

  • Organic Pollution

Point Source

None Point Source

Accidental Spills


Issues

3. Groundwater

  • Insufficient wastewater collection and treatment on the municipal level;

  • Insufficient wastewater treatment at industrial premises;

  • Water pollution caused by intensive agriculture and livestock breeding;

  • Inappropriate waste disposal sites.


Management

History of management of the basin

  • European Commission (1856)-Free Navigation

  • Environmental Program for the Danube River Basin(Sofia, 1991)-Interim Task Force

  • Strategic Action Plan (SAP)Interim Task Force, 1993 meeting

  • Strategic Action Plan Implementation Program (SIP)(1996)

  • The Danube Pollution Reduction Program (DPRP)(1997)

  • The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)

  • (1998)


Management

Institutions

  • Main implementing body

  • Promoting policies

  • Setting priorities and strategies

  • Data collection and management

Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia

Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania

EU-WFD Directive


Management

Funding Partners:

  • The Global Environment Facility

  • The European Union's PHARE and TACIS Programs

  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • The World Bank

  • Austria

  • Netherlands

  • United States

  • The private Barbara Gauntlett Foundation.


Management

Achievements

  • Regular meeting

  • Data share

  • Public participation

  • Publication

  • Short term and long term strategies


Discussion

What can we learn from the management system in the DRB? What advantages do you think can be applied to other international river basin?

Do you think countries that have a larger area should be more responsible for the sustainable development of the DRB?

In what way do you think the public can take part in the protection program of the DRB?


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