SIMONA Sediment-quality Information, Monitoring and Assessment System to support transnational cooperation for joint Danube Basin water management

The Joint Danube Surveys characterized sediment quality in the Danube several years ago and concluded that contaminated sediment was an existing problem in the Danube River Basin (DRB), the DTP Countries did not have enough institutional capacity (information, guidelines and methods) to build transnational sediment monitoring network for HS trend assessment.

              Danube river (Photo: Robert Šajn)

The SIMONA partnership has 17 full partners (11 ERDF, 4 IPA and 2 ENI) and 12 associated partners (ASPs), which is a balanced and strong representation of almost the whole Danube River Basin.

The main objective of SIMONA is to respond to the current demand for the effective and comparable measurements and assessments of sediment quality in surface waters in the DRB by delivering a ready-to deploy Sediment-quality Information, Monitoring and Assessment System to support transnational cooperation for joint DRB water management.

        Danube river (Photo: Robert Šajn)

The main result of SIMONA

will be the improved, harmonized and coordinated sediment quality monitoring of water body status in the Danube River Basin. Together with experts trained in sediment quality management by SIMONA, the project will also generate international cooperation between stakeholders concerning the monitoring of HSs concentration in water, in sediments and in biota. The immediate and middle term benefit of the project will be a transparent method supported by the SIMONA-tool for sediment quality monitoring that will encourage the cooperation in transnational water management.

The project is the long-needed and timely response to the pressing demand of the effective use of sediment quality assessment for the next RBMPs due in 2021.

Sediment-quality Information, Monitoring and Assessment System to support transnational cooperation for joint Danube Basin water management
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1749152,38
ERDF Contribution: 1201583,24
IPA Contribution: 192418,75
ENI Contribution: 92777,5
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention

Library

Filename Date of upload
T1.2_Experts_Training_Inventory_Workshop.pdf 13-05-2019 20:42:09
T1.2_Annex1_Sampling of stream bed sediment.pdf 13-05-2019 20:42:52
T1.2_Annex2_Sediment sampling in large rivers.pdf 13-05-2019 20:43:31
T1.2_Annex3_SIMONA_WG_Sampling_WP4.pdf 13-05-2019 20:44:37
T1.2_Annex4_SIMONA Sediment sampling protocols.pdf 13-05-2019 20:45:45
T1.2_Annex5_Harmonisation of analytical methods.pdf 13-05-2019 20:47:00
D311_Inventory_report.pdf 30-04-2019 21:08:56
D311_Annex1_Questionnaire.pdf 30-04-2019 21:10:24
D311_Annex2_Austria.pdf 30-04-2019 21:11:18
D311_Annex3_Bosnia-Herzegovina_FBiH.pdf 30-04-2019 21:11:57
D311_Annex4_Bosnia-Herzegovina_Republic_Srpska.pdf 30-04-2019 21:12:39
D311_Annex5_Bulgaria.pdf 30-04-2019 21:13:33
D311_Annex6_Germany.pdf 30-04-2019 21:14:27
D311_Annex7_Croatia.pdf 30-04-2019 21:15:08
D311_Annex8_Hungary.pdf 30-04-2019 21:15:42
D311_Annex9_Moldova.pdf 30-04-2019 21:16:32
D311_Annex10_Montenegro.pdf 30-04-2019 21:17:04
D311_Annex11_Romania.pdf 30-04-2019 21:17:51
D311_Annex12_Serbia.pdf 30-04-2019 21:18:33
D311_Annex13_Slovakia.pdf 30-04-2019 21:19:18
D311_Annex14_Slovenia.pdf 30-04-2019 21:20:06
D311_Annex15_Ukraine.pdf 30-04-2019 21:20:58
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Geological Survey of Slovenia Lead partner jasminka.alijagic@geo-zs.si SLOVENIA
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH ERDF partner edith.haslinger@ait.ac.at AUSTRIA
Geological Survey of Austria ERDF partner Sebastian.Pfleiderer@geologie.ac.at AUSTRIA
Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences ERDF partner peytcheva@erdw.ethz.ch BULGARIA
Szent István University ERDF partner gyozo.jordan@gmail.com HUNGARY
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Project News

  • SIMONA - Baia Mare was hosting September's WG3 meeting
    - 18-09-2019
    Baia Mare was hosting September's WG3 meeting

    A lovely city of Baia Mare which lies in northwest of Romania was hosting the September's SIMONA meeting. The meeting which took place on 13th September was held at the premises of Technical University of Cluj Napoca. The participants were...

  • SIMONA - Meeting announcement for work groups and streering committee members
    - 18-09-2019
    Meeting announcement for work groups and streering committee members

    The SIMONA partnership is announcing another meeting which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 21st and 22nd of October 2019 at the premises of Geological Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The aim of the meeting is to bring...

  • SIMONA - Laboratory WG Meeting in Budapest
    - 29-08-2019
    Laboratory WG Meeting in Budapest

    Last week of August Budapest was hosting the Laboratory WG Meeting. Most of the Laboratory WG members gathered to discuss the laboratory protocol development and deliverable finalization. Some partners attended the meeting via Skype. During...

  • SIMONA - Meeting Announcement: WP3 Workshop in Romania
    - 26-08-2019
    Meeting Announcement: WP3 Workshop in Romania

    A meeting within the Work Package 3 will take place in Baia Mare (Romania) on September 13th 2019. The work package 3 is dedicated to Inventory and case studies. The main resposible partner is RO-IGR (Geological Survey Romania). The following...

  • SIMONA - The SIMONA Laboratory workgroup workshop will be held in Budapest
    - 16-08-2019
    The SIMONA Laboratory workgroup workshop will be held in Budapest

    The SIMONA Laboratory workgroup workshop will be held in Budapest at Szent István University on 26th and 27th of August. The workshop that will be dedicated to develop the laboratory protocol for the SIMONA project. On the first day there...

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