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Vienna, 23 January 2024 - Slovakia Commences Leadership of ICPDR Presidency, Succeeding Serbia for 2024

(Press Release) VIENNA, 28 February (Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna) -
In keeping with its longstanding tradition of collaborative leadership, the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) announces the commencement of Slovakia's presidency, succeeding Serbia for the year 2024.

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The new Danube Watch Newsletter has been launched!

The ICPDR is excited to announce the launch of our digital newsletter, "Danube Watch", marking a new era in our ongoing commitment to the Danube River Basin. This newsletter, scheduled to reach your inbox up to four times a year, is your portal to the latest stories and updates from the vibrant world of the Danube.

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Danube Art Master Competition 2023: International Winners Announced

VIENNA, 14th December 2023 (Press Release) – The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) proudly announced the winners of this year's Danube Art Master competition during its 26th Ordinary Meeting in Vienna. An award ceremony was held to honour the international winners in each competition category. The announcement was made by Susanne Brandstetter, Chairperson of the ICPDR's Public Participation Expert Group.

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Shared Waters – Joint Responsibilities: ICPDR Presents Annual Report 2022

The ICPDR has released its 2022 Annual Report, providing a comprehensive overview of the organization's activities and achievements in safeguarding the Danube River Basin in an eventful year.

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The Danube Wild Island Habitat Corridor is getting a makeover thanks to the LIFE WILDisland project

The project involves 15 partners from 8 countries and aims to restore and conserve 34 islands from Germany to Romania. With the support of the EU Commission, the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, and the Ramsar Convention, the LIFE WILDisland project is set to become a great example of transboundary cooperation.

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Fresh Look for ICPDR.ORG: Get Ready to Dive In!

The official website of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River,, has undergone a complete makeover. Over the years, our website has grown in content, making navigation increasingly challenging. Our new design not only enhances accessibility through intuitive navigation but also adheres to cutting-edge usability standards.

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Slovenia's Flood Forecasting Success: Minimizing Casualties Through Effective Warning Systems

In the wake of what has been declared the nation's 'worst-ever natural disaster,’ more than 70% of Slovenia's territory, predominantly situated in the Danube River Basin, has been severely affected by extreme flooding. The scale of this catastrophe has led to billions of Euros in damages and a tragic loss of lives.

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Statement by the ICPDR on the Situation Around Ukrainian Ports on the Lower Danube

VIENNA, 29 August (ICPDR) – The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) is committed to maintaining and preserving the cleanliness, health, and safety of the Danube River Basin.