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

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 Year Review and 2nd project meeting in Bucharest
    - 19-06-2019
    First Year Review and 2nd project meeting in Bucharest

    The First Year Review and Steering Committee meeting took place on 5-6 June 2019 in Bucharest, Romania and it was a joint event that focused on the progress of the activities, their timely implementation and the related spent and validated costs,...

  • Danube Floodplain - Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests
    - 10-05-2019
    Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests

    Wetlands represent one of the most economically valuable and among the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. But they are disappearing three times faster than forests. The warning appears in Ramsar Convention on Wetlands last report. According...

  • Danube Floodplain - NATIONAL KICK-OFF EVENT IN BULGARIA, 23.01.2019
    - 09-05-2019
    NATIONAL KICK-OFF EVENT IN BULGARIA, 23.01.2019

    The Danube River Basin Directorate as a partner in the project "Reducing the flood risk through floodplain restoration along the Danube River and tributaries" organized the national kick-off event on January 23, 2019 in the town of Pleven,...

  • Danube Floodplain - Project Partner meeting on WP3, Floodplain evaluation, Szeged
    - 05-04-2019
    Project Partner meeting on WP3, Floodplain evaluation, Szeged

    The first expert meeting of Work Package 3 (WP3) took place on 10th-11th January 2019 in Szeged, Hungary. Experts from 10 countries sharing the Danube River Basin met to discuss the actual issues of the WP related to floodplain evaluation. The...

  • Danube Floodplain - Slovak and Czech Kick-off and Stakeholder Meeting for Pilot Area Morava, 31.01.2019
    - 14-02-2019
    Slovak and Czech Kick-off and Stakeholder Meeting for Pilot Area Morava, 31.01.2019

    On 31 January 2019, the German, Czech and Slovak partners of DANUBE FLOODPAIN project participated in a one-day stakeholder consultation meeting held back-to-back with an ecosystem services workshop. The event took place at the Research Institute...

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