Voice of the Danube - Stakeholder Consultation Workshop 2015

The ICPDR strives to improve and protect a high level of water quality, and works towards sustainable development and floodrisk management in the Danube River Basin. This work started with the Danube River Protection Convention in 1994, and was extended through the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) in 2000 and the EU Floods Directive (EFD) in 2007.

In line with the objectives of these legal instruments, the ICPDR develops management plans for the entire river basin for 6-year periods. These are the Danube River Basin Management Plan - Update 2015 and the first Flood Risk Management Plan for the Danube River Basin District. These two plans will be the central work programs for the ICPDR until 2021. As such, they have to be developed with strong involvement of civil society and stakeholders from the beginning.

To ensure an active role of stakeholders in the development of these plans, a range of public consultation activities were pursued, leading up to an intense, 1½ days Stakeholder Consultation Workshop under the title “Voice of the Danube”, held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 2/3 July 2015. During the workshop, stakeholders had an opportunity to discuss the two draft management plans and propose ways to adjust and improve them.

You can find the report and review of the workshop below.

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