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:.
Example of international basin-wide watershed management
2,857 Km long
1.5 m wide
83 million people
Czech Republic (CZ),
as well as Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Albania, and Macedonia (with very small shares).
Contribution of basin area of each country (%)
2,000 vascular plants
more than 5,000 animal species
Floodplains and wetlands are facing great pressure
2. Water pollution and water quality
None Point Source
History of management of the basin
Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia
Slovenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania
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?