The ICPDR is developing the second management plan for the Danube River Basin for the period between 2015 and 2021. This plan aims to further protect and enhance the status of all waters and to ensure the sustainable, long-term use of water resources.
For the development of the management plan, representatives of civil society and stakeholders are called to contribute their views through public consultation measures. The people of the Danube River Basin will be affected by the measures following the plan, and therefore, they are given an opportunity to have a word on its development from the beginning.
As of late 2013, the ICPDR provides an interim overview on Significant Water Management Issues, which will be the key-areas to be addressed by the 2nd Danube River Basin Management Plan. The public is invited to provide comments on this documents to the ICPDR Secretariat until the 22nd of June 2014:
Vienna International Centre, Room D0412
Wagramer Strasse 5
A-1220 Vienna, Austria
Following the development of this "SWMI Paper" and the public consultation phase, the 2nd Danube River Basin District Management Plan will be drafted and provided to the public for comments in a similar fashion. These public participation measures follow the provisions of the Water Framework Directive, Article 14, and the "WFD and EFD: Public Participation Plan" of the ICPDR.
Public Participation for Management Plans on national level
The countries of the ICPDR undergo the same procedures to ensure public participation for national level management plans. Here we provide links to websites where you can find further information for individual countries.
- Interim Overview Significant Water Management Issues in DRBD (527.76 KB)
- Public Participation Schedule WFD & EFD (74.21 KB)
Vienna, 19 Dec 2012. According to Art. 14 of the Water Framework Directive, public participation in drafting River Basin Management Plans needs to be ensured. The ICPDR now provides a blue print for Public Participation activities for the development of the 2nd Danube River Basin Management Plan (2nd DRBMP) until 2015 and the Danube River Basin Flood Risk Management Plan (1st FRMP).