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The Danube Basin. The Ecological Foundations for Development. ICPDR Philip Weller Danube Leaders Conference, Novi Sad, July 9, 2010. The Danube is a diverse region -ecologically and socially. Water is an Element that Connects.

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The Danube Basin

The Ecological Foundations for Development

ICPDR

Philip Weller

Danube Leaders Conference,

Novi Sad, July 9, 2010

water is an element that connects
Water is an Element that Connects
  • Water is an element that connects diverse natural ecosystems and people.
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Danube RiverProtection Convention

Signed

on 29 June 1994

in Sofia - Bulgaria

DRPC is a legal frame for cooperation to assure the protection of water and ecological resources and their sustainable use in the Danube River Basin.

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ICPDR -International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

  • The ICPDR, established by the DRPC:
  • has the mandate to ensure conservation, improvement and rational use of surface waters and ground water
  • reduce inputs of nutrients and hazardous substances
  • control floods and ice hazards
  • reduce pollution loads to the Black Sea

Since 2000 the ICPDR is the coordinating body for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive in DRB

contracting parties
Germany

Austria

Czech Republic

Slovakia

Hungary

Slovenia

Croatia

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Serbia

Montenegro

Romania

Bulgaria

Rep. of Moldova

Ukraine

European Union

Contracting Parties
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Danube River Basin Management Plan

Finalised in December 2009

Reflects

  • Water status of the DRB waters
  • Significant Water Management Issues

Includes

  • Joint Programme of Measures
  • Evaluation on measures implementation
  • Enables
  • Conclusions on investment and funding
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Organic Pollution

Nutrient Pollution

Hazardous Substances Pollution

HydromorphologicalAlterations

Significant Water Management Issues

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Environment is an Integrative Element

  • Our goal is to work together with other sectors to ensure that the decisions of those sectors do not damage the environment and that synergy between environmental protection and economic development can be found
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Joint Statement

adoped by

Danube Commision,

ISRBC and

ICPDR

river and habitat continuity interruption
River and habitat continuity interruption

Restoring lateral and longtitudinal connectivity for fish and other organisms.

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Agriculture and LandUse

Factor Affecting Water Quality

danube campaign
Danube Campaign

Tour with exhibition and films to Danube cities 2012 + 2013

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DanubeBox

In partnership with:

outreach
Outreach
  • „Solidarity accross the Basin“
  • Linking people
  • Joining forces
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Slogan: „ Get Active for the Rivers“

Danube Day – promoting

Danube solidarity

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For further information see www.icpdr.org

Thank you for your attention!