Danube Floodplain Reducing the flood risk through floodplain restoration along the Danube River and tributaries

During the last decades, Europe suffered major catastrophic floods along the Danube. Therefore the Flood Directive asks for adequate and coordinated measures to reduce flood risk without conflicting WFD objectives. The main objective of the project is improving transnational water management and flood risk prevention while maximizing benefits for biodiversity conservation. The expected change is improved knowledge, among the countries located within Danube River Basin, related to integrative water management through restoration of floodplains, combination of classical and green infrastructure, natural retention measures, involving all related stakeholders.

The main activities of the project are: updating the floodplain areas inventory and their ranking using the Floodplain Evaluation Matrix-FEM; assessing, by using the pre-selected pilot areas, of the efficiency of floodplain projects in the Danube District and developing tools for increasing the knowledge and cooperation of experts, practitioners, decision makers and stakeholders on floodplain restoration. 

The Project will develop tools contributing to DTP SO2.1:

1) The Danube basin wide floodplain restoration and preservation manual addressed mainly to practitioners;

2) A DRB Sustainable Floodplain management Strategic Guidance summarizing the key findings of the manual targeting a wider audience;

3) A DRB Roadmap comprising agreed next steps towards realizing floodplain projects.

The ICPDR which is the major platform for cooperation in flood risk management and river basin management in the DRB, through its experts will be supportive to this project in helping to achieve its goals and also in transferring the outputs. The main project target groups are ministries, river basin authorities, practitioners and stakeholders. The innovative character is given by the application of FEM by all Partner Countries and by developing a general evaluation tool for possible later assessment of floodplain restoration projects.

 
Reducing the flood risk through floodplain restoration along the Danube River and tributaries
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
30-11-2020
Budget in Euro
Overall: 3672655,88
ERDF Contribution: 2899428,55
IPA Contribution: 222328,9
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
National Administration ”Romanian Waters” Lead partner anemari.ciurea@rowater.ro ROMANIA
University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna ERDF partner helmut.habersack@boku.ac.at AUSTRIA
Danube River Basin Directorate ERDF partner rumeliya.petrova@bddr.org BULGARIA
Croatian Waters - Legal entity for water management ERDF partner bojana.Horvat@voda.hr CROATIA
Morava River Basin Authority ERDF partner vesely@pmo.cz CZECH REPUBLIC
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Project News

  • Danube Floodplain - First national and local stakeholder meeting in Romania, 05.12.2018
    - 27-12-2018
    First national and local stakeholder meeting in Romania, 05.12.2018

    National Administration Romanian Waters as a leader of Danube Floodplain project organized the first national and local stakeholders meeting in Craiova city, Dolj County, on December 5, 2018 at the headquarters of Jiu Water Basin Administration....

  • Danube Floodplain - Lessons learnt from ongoing projects in Danube Basin
    - 14-12-2018
    Lessons learnt from ongoing projects in Danube Basin

    Danube Floodplain project was presented on the Steering Group meeting of Danube Region Strategy’s Priority Area 5 (environmental risks). The participants received much information about other ongoing projects mainly funded by Danube Transnational...

  • Danube Floodplain - First Capitalization Event, 27.11.2018.
    - 03-12-2018
    First Capitalization Event, 27.11.2018.

    The first Capitalization Event of the Danubefloodplain project was held on 27.11.2018. as a virtual event, open to invited press and stakeholders. The aim of the event was to enhance cooperation between the pole members, thus ensuring...

  • Danube Floodplain - Annual Scientific Conference of the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, Bucharest
    - 03-12-2018
    Annual Scientific Conference of the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, Bucharest

    Within 20-21 November 2018, the Annual Scientific Conference of the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management took place in Bucharest with the theme: "A Century of Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Management in Romania". The...

  • Danube Floodplain - KICK-OFF MEETING HELD IN BUCHAREST
    - 08-10-2018
    KICK-OFF MEETING HELD IN BUCHAREST

    DANUBE FLOODPLAIN project kick-off meeting sets the stage for 30 months of intense transnational cooperation across the Danube river basin. The DANUBE FLOODPLAIN Project (Reducing the flood risk through floodplain restoration along the Danube...

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