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.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 1749152,38
- ERDF Contribution: 1201583,24
- IPA Contribution: 192418,75
- ENI Contribution: 92777,5
- Call number
- Call 2
- Environment and culture responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention
|Geological Survey of Slovenia||Lead partner||Jasminka.Alijagic@GEO-ZS.SI||SLOVENIA|
|AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||AUSTRIA|
|Geological Survey of Austria||ERDF partner||Sebastian.Pfleiderer@geologie.ac.at||AUSTRIA|
|Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences||ERDF email@example.com||BULGARIA|
|Szent István University||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||HUNGARY|
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