DanubeSediment - Danube Sediment Management - Restoration of the Sediment Balance in the Danube River

In the Danube Basin an increasing discrepancy between surplus and lack of sediment can be observed. This leads to an increase of flood risks and a reduction of navigation possibilities, hydropower production and biodiversity. Thus, sediment transport and sediment management are urgent issues, which can only be treated in a transnational basin wide approach as sediments don’t regard administrative or political borders. The lack of sediment management has been recognized by the ICPDR in the Danube River Basin Management Plan in 2009 and 2015. Thus, the main objective of this project is to improve Water and Sediment Management as well as the morphology of the Danube River. To close existing knowledge gaps, sediment data collection will be performed providing information to the sediment data analysis and will lead to a handbook on good practices of sediment monitoring methods. Furthermore, a baseline document on the Danube Sediment Balance will be prepared, which explains the problems which arise with sediment discontinuity negatively influencing flood risk, inland navigation, ecology and hydropower production. Possible answers to these problems will be be provided by a catalogue of measures. The main outputs of the project are the first Danube Sediment Management Guidance comprising measures to be implemented and a Sediment Manual for the stakeholders consisting of approaches how to implement the measures, which deliver key contributions to the Danube River Basin Management Plan and the Danube Flood Risk Management Plan. By a better and sustainable sediment management in the Danube Basin, improved navigation conditions, reduced flood risks, enhanced ecological status and durable hydropower production will be obtained. Furthermore, International Stakeholder Workhops, training 100 experts, will be organized to reach the target groups and users of the project results as well as to establish an efficient interaction with them.

Danube Sediment Management - Restoration of the Sediment Balance in the Danube River
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 3558581,62
ERDF Contribution: 2827421,16
IPA Contribution: 197373,19
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
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
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Lead partner keri.barbara@epito.bme.hu Hungary
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna ERDF partner helmut.habersack@boku.ac.at Austria
General Directorate of Water Management ERDF partner gombas.karoly@eduvizig.hu Hungary
National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management ERDF partner sorin.teodor@hidro.ro Romania
National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences ERDF partner Ninov.plamen@gmail.com Bulgaria
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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)