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 - Project Review Meeting, Stakeholder Workshop & Press Trip in Szolnok - 10.09.2020
    - 20-09-2020
    Project Review Meeting, Stakeholder Workshop & Press Trip in Szolnok - 10.09.2020

    A stakeholder meeting was held on 10 September 2020 in Szolnok, (Hungary) jointly organized by the Central Tisza Region Water Directorate and the University of Szeged, Department of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics. During the meeting, the...

  • Danube Floodplain - The Danube Floodplain GIS database has been set up and will show the results of the FEM analysis
    - 15-07-2020
    The Danube Floodplain GIS database has been set up and will show the results of the FEM analysis

    The Danube Floodplain GIS is a spatial database storing all results of the Danube Floodplain project. Via a public web-based interface, the data will be available in the form of interactive maps. The results of the Floodplain Evaluation Matrix...

  • Danube Floodplain - Second Year Review and Project Meeting
    - 09-07-2020
    Second Year Review and Project Meeting

    The Second Year Review and Steering Committee meeting took place on 9-10 June 2019, this time on Zoom, due to the emergency situation caused by Covid-19. Similarly to last year, it was a joint event that focused on the progress of the activities,...

  • Danube Floodplain - Project Factsheet is Available in Multiple Languages
    - 22-05-2020
    Project Factsheet is Available in Multiple Languages

    The Danube Floodplain project factsheet is now available on the project’s sub-website in multiple languages. The leaflet which contains basic information about the Danube Floodplain is now available here in all the official languages of the...

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    - 31-01-2020
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