ICPDR Prepares for First Fully Online Public Consultation Process
Following the ICPDR's Ordinary Meeting on 15th & 16th December 2020, the updates to the Danube River Basin Management Plan (DRBMP) and Danube Flood Risk Management Plan (DFRMP) scheduled for 2021 are continuing.
The drafts of the DRBMP & DFRMP Updates 2021 (including Annexes and Maps) will be submitted for approval to the Contracting Parties via written procedure shortly. After that they will be published via the ICPDR website by 31st March 2021.
This will signal the launch of the all-important public consultation process. This process will span a six-month period, coming to a close in September 2021. During this time, the public will have a variety of opportunities to give comments and offer observations on the nature and specific text of the DRBMP & DFRMP Updates 2021.
- Firstly, the public will be able to get in touch via a dedicated email address: email@example.com@df-dfw .
- Secondly, the public will be invited to fill in an online questionnaire offering their insights into some of the key sections of both plan updates.
- Thirdly, the 'Voice of the Danube' public consultation event will take place in 2021.
While the event was initially planned as an in-person event to be held in Budapest in Spring 2021, current pandemic circumstances have necessitated a shift to the virtual sphere. This means the 'Voice of the Danube' 2021 will be the first online event for public consultation of the DRBMP & DFRMP Updates, potentially enabling a broader audience than ever to let themselves be heard.
We are very much looking forward to the launch of this process on March 31st 2021.
The draft plans will be made available on the ICPDR website here: http://www.icpdr.org/wfd-fd-plans-published-2021