The aim of the Danube Floodplain project is improving transnational water management and flood risk prevention while maximizing benefits for biodiversity conservation. The project is realised with 18 participants and 4 strategic partners within the framework of the Danube Transnational Programme with support from Interreg Europe.
Partners are countries sharing the Danube basin - Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Water management and research institutes as well as NGOs and intergovernmental organisations joined the partnership. In Hungary, participating partners are WWF Hungary, University of Szeged, Middle Tisza Water Directorate (KÖTIVIZIG) and General Directorate of Water Management (OVF) as an associated strategic partner.
The project focuses on water management and improvement of flood protection efficiency. Such developments may also have a positive effect on biodiversity since they contribute to improvement of the state of aquatic ecosystems. This can be beneficiary for local communities and could help decrease negative environmental impacts caused by human intervention. Countries along the Danube participating in the project will broaden their knowledge in the areas of integrated water management, the suitable combination of traditional and innovative flood protection solutions as well as development of natural water retention. In planning the execution of the aforementioned goals and preparing their realisation, participation and cooperation of every partner are of crucial importance.
Further information: www.interreg-danube.eu/danube-floodplain