ICPDR Releases Condensed Summary of Danube Declaration 2022

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Danube Declaration 2022 summary cover page.

The Danube Declaration 2022, the result of the 4th ICPDR Ministerial Meeting, presents a comprehensive overview of crucial initiatives and goals for the region. To make the Declaration more accessible to the general public, the ICPDR's Public Participation Expert Group has condensed its content into a concise summary. The outcome is a 3-page brochure that summarizes the main messages and implications of the Declaration in an easy-to-understand format.

Following a similar approach from previous years, this effort aims to simplify the Danube Declaration 2022 and make it more understandable to a wider audience. The condensed version addresses vital questions such as the Declaration's purpose, the players involved, its objectives, and ways for members of the public to support its goals. The ultimate aim is to ensure that the Declaration provides valuable information and inspires action among those across the Danube River Basin who wish to contribute to its initiatives.

4th ICPDR Ministerial Meeting

The ICPDR held its 4th Ministerial Meeting on February 8th, 2022, where ministers and representatives responsible for water management from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and the European Union gathered to endorse the two Management Plans Updates and adopt the Danube Declaration.

This Declaration, which is updated and signed every six years, is a crucial aspect of the ICPDR's mission to strengthen and improve the Danube River Basin. The Danube Declaration serves as a coordinating mechanism for transboundary water management within the basin. It brings new issues to the forefront while revisiting old approaches for the future of transboundary water management.

2022 Danube Declaration

The 2022 Danube Declaration is a significant step forward in preparing the Danube River Basin for the challenges of the next six years. It signals a more ambitious program of measures aimed at putting the Danube River Basin at the forefront of a greener Europe.

To make the ICPDR's involvement of stakeholders and civil society more accessible to the general public, the Declaration has been condensed into a 3-page brochure. The brochure summarizes the Declaration's main messages and implications in an easy-to-understand format. This brochure provides the public with an overview of the vital work being done to make the Danube River Basin cleaner, healthier, and safer.

In conclusion, the Danube Declaration plays a vital role in shaping the future of transboundary water management in the Danube River Basin and is a key element of the ICPDR's mission to protect and improve the basin.

Source & Editorial: ICPDR