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  • Danube Basin, 6 May 2015. The ICPDR Stakeholder Consultation Workshop will take place in Zagreb (Croatia) on 2/3 July 2015. Registration has officially ended, but there are still places available -...
  • Vienna, 28 April 2015. A study on plastics in the Danube that is unique in Europe calculates that about 40 tonnes of plastic are carried away from Austria through the River Danube each year. Most of...
  • Brussels, 9 March 2015. The European Commission has published the 4th interim report to the European Parliament and Council on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive...
  • Vienna, 17 February 2015. The International RiverFoundation is calling for applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize, which it describes as Europe’s most esteemed award for the restoration,...
  • Vienna, 5 February 2015. Following a ceremonial passing of a bottle with Danube water at the Ordinary Meeting last December, Mr. Dražen Kurečić has now formally taken office as ICPDR President 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.
  • Vienna, 10 December 2014. Croatia will take over the ICPDR Presidency 2015. In the frame of the 17th Ordinary Meeting of the commission, incoming president Mr. Drazen Kurecic received a bottle of...
  • Belene, 18 November 2014. WWF has released some 5,000 sterlets into the Danube River today as part of a 50,000-strong sturgeon restocking programme. This is the first restocking of endangered...
  • Vienna, 3 November 2014. The ICPDR is looking for a Finance Administration Officer for its Permanent Secretariat in Vienna. Here you find the Terms of Reference of the position as well as further...
  • Vienna, 28 October 2014. The IRF European Riverprize 2014 was awarded to the Austrian stretch of the River Mur. All three finalists were from the Danube River Basin.
  • Vienna, 24 October 2014. The final event of the SEE River Project will be integrated with next week's 6th European River Restoration Conference at Vienna’s TechGate. The final publication of SEE...
  • Bremen/Leipzig, 24 September 2014. The photographer André Künzelmann was awarded the “Deutscher Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie”, a prestigious award for science photography for a photo essay on...
  • Bratislava, 18 September 2014. Moldavian children have won the „International Danube Art Master 2014“ competition, as the ICPDR and Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE)...
  • Canberra, 16 September 2014. The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) won the 2014 Thiess International Riverprize. The award was presented in front of river professionals...
  • Vienna, 25 August 2014. A new project called DANUBE:FUTURE draws from regional, national and international initiatives for interdisciplinary sustainability research with training and capacity...
  • Brussels, 16 July 2014. An international donors conference raised millions in support of flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. High-level speakers including French minister of foreign...
  • Vienna, 26/27 June 2014. The 3rd EUSDR Annual Conference put the spotlight on the ICPDR at several occasions: the commission’s 20th anniversary was celebrated through a special session; and...
  • Luxemburg, 13 May 2014. According to an EU Audit, the union has only partially succeeded in integrating water policy goals into the common agricultural policy (CAP). The audit highlighted weaknesses...
  • Western Balkans, 19 May 2014 (updated 27 May). Resulting from the most intensive rain in a century, the worst floods in the Balkans for decades caused more than 40 dead and forced tens of thousands...
  • Paris, 13 May 2014. A new report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) examines what countries have achieved in terms of strengthening resilience through better risk...

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