Public consultation on 2015 management plans

The ICPDR strives to improve and protect a high level of water quality, works towards sustainable development and floodrisk management in the Danube River Basin. This work started with the Danube River Protection Convention, but also includes the EU Water Framework Directive and the EU Floods Directive.

In line with the objectives of these legal bodies, the ICPDR develops work programs for 6-year periods, a River Basin Management Plan and the Floodrisk Management Plan for the Danube River Basin District. These plans are the central work programs for the ICPDR. As such, they should be developed with strong involvement of civil society and stakeholders from the beginning.

For the current implementation cycle, the ICPDR pursued activities that ensured a high level of public consultation in the development of the plans - such as stakeholder workshops, online surveys or public calls for the submission of comments on draft documents. These increased in intensity in 2015. The plans and report materials on public consultation work were adopted by the 18th Ordinary Meeting on 1/2 December 2015.

Below, you find links to the relevant references, documents and news items around the public consultation for these management plans. Note that a comprehensive overview is given in the "Public Consultation Report 2015.

For more concise summaries of comments given and the consideration of them, see the Overview Reply Table for the DRBMP Update 2015 and the Overview Reply Table for the 1st DFRMP.

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  • » Public Participation Schedule WFD & EFD
    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).
  • » Public Participation: Interim Overview on Significant Water Management Issues
    Vienna, 17 Dec 2013. The ICPDR provides an interim overview on Significant Water Management Issues in the Danube River Basin District for the 2nd Danube River Basin Management Plan (2nd DRBMP) and invites the public to comment on this document until June 2014.
  • » Public Participation on SWMIs for 2015 Management Plans: National Level
    The countries of the ICPDR provide interim overviews on Significant Water Management Issues in the Danube River Basin District for national River Basin Management Plans which are currently developed until 2015. The countries invite the public to comment on this important step 22nd June 2014. Here, we proivde links to national websites with further information.
  • » Public Consultation on Draft Management Plans 2015
    Vienna, 17 December 2014. The Danube River Basin Management Plan Update 2015 and the 1st Flood Risk Management Plan for the DRB are published here for comments until 22 July 2015.
  • » Public Participation 2015: National Management Plans
    The countries of the ICPDR provide national draft national River Basin Management Plans. The countries invite the public to comment on these draft plans and contribute to their finalisation. Here, you find links to national websites with further information on public consultation opportunities and the relevant national documents.
  • » Questionnaire DRBMP Update 2015
  • » Questionnaire FRMP 2015