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

  • SIMONA - Anouncement for Sampling WG workshop of the SIMONA project Zagreb 18th-19th July, 2019
    - 17-07-2019

    Host of the workshop: Croatian Geological Survey The main goal of the workshop: To discuss sampling methodology for the drainage river sediment. Participants of the workshop are members of the SIMONA project consortium, with experience...

  • SIMONA - Serbians celebrated the Danube Day with a series of creative workshops
    - 12-07-2019
    Serbians celebrated the Danube Day with a series of creative workshops

    The central celebration of the Danube Day in Serbia was held in Belgrade on June 15th 2019. Creative workshops were the main activity at the celebration and children could participate. They could learn the characteristics of the riverbed from the...

  • SIMONA - First Year Review Meeting and Partners Meeting takes places in Budapest
    - 09-07-2019

    Work package leaders of the SIMONA project have already arrived to Budapest to participate in a 2-day event organised by Budapest University of Technology and Economics.  1. First Year Review Meeting On July 9th 2019 work package leaders...

  • SIMONA - Project Presentation on the 7th Croatian Water Conference with international participation
    - 11-06-2019
    Project Presentation on the 7th Croatian Water Conference with international participation

    The 7th Croatian Water Conference with international participation was held in Opatija in the period from May 30 to June 1, 2019. The motto of the Conference was Croatian Waters in Environmental and Nature Protection, and thematically was based...

  • SIMONA - IS ATTENDING ATTRACTIVE DANUBE PROJECT FINAL CONFERENCE
    - 27-05-2019
    IS ATTENDING ATTRACTIVE DANUBE PROJECT FINAL CONFERENCE

    On May 28, the Geological Survey of Slovenia, as lead partner of SIMONA, participate in the Attractive Danube Project Final Conference hosted by the Geodetic Institute of Slovenia in Postojna, Slovenia. On the conference will be discussion...

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