Danube STREAM - Smart, Integrated and Harmonised Waterway Management

As an environmentally-friendly and safe transport mode, inland waterway transport (IWT) is an important enabler for economic growth and competitiveness in the Danube Region.
The Danube is an international waterway with 10 riparian countries, 9 of which being responsible for waterway maintenance. To ensure a coordinated basic infrastructure quality, the transnational cooperation of national waterway authorities is crucial.
 A transnational harmonisation of smart traffic infrastructure information for the Danube as an entire transport corridor is an important prerequisite for public authorities in order to be capable of satisfying user needs of the commercial IWT sector. For instance, data about fairway conditions from all Danube countries will help vessel operators to optimise their voyage and transport planning, which is in most cases international.
The objective of the project is to establish and maintain an efficient and environmentally-friendly transportation network (Danube and its navigable tributaries) by further developing effective waterway infrastructure management.
In addition to consolidating common standards and tools, the project’s results and outputs include user-oriented information services. These enable rapid information transfer on the quality of the waterway’s infrastructure. On the strategic level, cooperation with stakeholders (ecology, navigation) and coordination with political level (EUSDR) are important project activities.

To achieve a higher utilization of waterway transport in the region, the project will consolidate the quality of waterway infrastructure and waterway maintenance. The project has many innovative elements which are part of future technologies and services (i.e. inland waterway infrastructure improvement pilots). Moreover, Danube STREAM efficiently capitalises on previous project results (i.e. SEE project NEWADA duo) to build on existing knowledge and to deploy results closely together with targeted users of the Danube waterway.

Smart, Integrated and Harmonised Waterway Management
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2.108.661,42
ERDF Contribution: 1.636.123,69
IPA Contribution: 156.238,5
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas


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Kick-off meeting presentation master 08-05-2017 18:41:54
Danube STREAM Contribution to DTP Capitalisation 01-03-2017 17:37:32
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Austrian Waterway Company Lead partner claudiu.dutu@afdj.ro Austria
Slovak Water Management Enterprise, state enterprise ERDF partner stefan.polhorsky@svp.sk Slovakia
General Directorate of Water Management ERDF partner dobi.laszlo@ovf.hu Hungary
National Association of Radio Distress-signalling and Infocommunications ERDF partner gergely.mezo@rsoe.hu Hungary
Agency for Inland Waterways ERDF partner tomislav.strus@vodniputovi.hr Croatia
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Project News

  • Danube STREAM - 1st Board of Directors - Bratislava
    - 19-06-2017

    1st Board of Directors will take place in Bratislava - organized by SVP. The Board of Directors of the project includes all directors of Danube waterway administrations, acting as the Steering Committee of the project. This Board will...

  • Danube STREAM - Interdisciplinary cooperation for the Danube River - DANUBEparksCONNECTED and Danube STREAM bring together nature conservation and waterway management
    - 06-05-2017

    The Interreg Danube Transnational Programme is an important platform for the cross-sectoral cooperation along the Danube River. In the framework of the interdisciplinary conference on 26th-27th April in Dunakiliti (Hungary), representatives of...

  • Danube STREAM - Contributions to the DTP Capitalisation Strategy
    - 01-03-2017

    Danube SKILLS was launched on 21 February 2017 in Capital Plaza Hotel in Bucharest, where Danube STREAM was presented as a contribution to the DTP Capitalisation Strategy.

    - 22-02-2017

    Danube STREAM consortium is pleased to announce the official launch of the project on March 8th 2017, at the President Hotel, in Budapest. About Danube STREAM The Danube STREAM project will run from January 2017-June 2019 and is co-funded...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)