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Integrated Transboundary River Basin Management of the Sava

Through the Water and Ecosystems Programme, the Dutch government supports the implementation of the Framework Agreement by providing technical assistance to the establishment of a Sava Basin Commission and by supporting the elaboration of an Integrated River Basin Management Plan.
Natural Resources

Programme: Natural Resources

Project site: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia and Montenegro

Starting date:

Duration: 36 month(s)

Project leader: International Agricultural Centre (IAC), Wageningen-UR

Project partner:

  • Bosnia and Hercegovina: Center for Ecology and Natural Resources,
  • Croatia: Institute of Nature Conservation
  • Serbia and Montenegro: Institute of Nature Conservation
  • Slovenia: Institute of Nature Conservation
  • The Netherlands: International Agricultural Centre (IAC), Alterra, Delft University of Technology - RBA, Ecorys,  Nedeco, RIZA , WL | Delft Hydraulics

Brief description:

Through the Water and Ecosystems Programme, the Dutch government supports the implementation of the Framework Agreement by providing technical assistance to the establishment of a Sava Basin Commission and by supporting the elaboration of an Integrated River Basin Management Plan. Because of the significance of the Sava Basin for biodiversity, the Dutch support will help the countries to get a clear and accurate overview of the ecological values of the Sava and its floodplains. Data stored at various institutes and organizations will be collected and analyzed and national data bases will be created to store the information and make it accessible for the management of the river and its floodplains.

The database will be linked to a Geographical Information System holding relevant geographical information like land use, protected areas and floodplain areas along the Sava River. An overview of floodplain areas important for the storage of peak discharges of the Sava will be made to support the elaboration of recommendations for harmonizing flood retention and biodiversity protection of the floodplains.


Author: Green Action

03.07.06. 02:00