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 (Foto: 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: 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

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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
Croatian Geological Survey ERDF partner divanisevic@hgi-cgs.hr CROATIA
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Project News

  • SIMONA - The National Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region - EUSDR
    - 03-01-2019
    The National Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region - EUSDR

    A representative of RO-TUCN participated in 5-6 November 2018 at the National Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, that took place at the Palace of Parliament of Bucharest by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Deputy Minister...

  • SIMONA - attended the National participation day Danube Region
    - 24-12-2018
    attended the National participation day Danube Region

    SIMONA was invited to the 1st National day of Danube, which was held on November 15th at City Hotel in Ljubljana. The main purpose of the event was to find synergies, share good practices and take steps to counteract concrete cooperation.  On...

  • SIMONA - PROJECT PRESENTED AT DANUBE FLOODPLAIN FIRST CAPITALIZATION EVENT
    - 14-12-2018
    PROJECT PRESENTED AT DANUBE FLOODPLAIN FIRST CAPITALIZATION EVENT

    The SIMONA project was recently presented at the Capitalization Event of the Danubefloodplain project.  The event was held on November 27th, 2018 as a virtual event. The event was the opportunity to hear about other projects methods, results and...

  • SIMONA - A successfull Kick off meeting in Ljubljana
    - 28-09-2018
    A successfull Kick off meeting in Ljubljana

    The Kick-Off Meeting of the SIMONA project was held in Ljubljana on September 18th and 19th, 2018 at Geological Survey of Slovenia, Dimičeva ulica 14, Slovenia. About 60 paticipants representing the 17 partners and 8 Associated Strategic Partner...

  • SIMONA - KICK OFF MEETING INVITATION
    - 31-08-2018
    KICK OFF MEETING INVITATION

    The Geological Survey of Slovenia has a pleasure to invite you to the first partner meeting of the project SIMONA, which was approved in the second call of the INTEREG Danube Transnational Programme. The main objective of the Kick-off meeting is...

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