IDES - It's time for work together with our stakeholders!


5 stakeholders workshops in 5 pilot areas


This end of month we are organising 5 Stakeholders Workshops in all our pilot areas: Braila Islands (Romania), Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit (Serbia), Middle Tisza (Hungary), Donau-Auen National Park (Austria) and Mura River (Slovenia). The aim of these workshops is to gather suggestions and ideas for the development of the planned ecosystem service-based assessment scheme (IDES tool), which will enable nature-based water quality management in the future.



The Romanian and German teams already organised workshops in order to gather suggestions and ideas for the development of the planned ecosystem service-based assessment scheme (IDES tool). 

In Germany, during a virtual event, 40 participants discussed restoration measures to improve water quality and the application of the ecosystem services approach to planning and implementing restoration measures. Even Germany does not have a pilot area in the project, the groups discussed the requirements for an ecosystem service-based assessment scheme for practitioners all along the Danube. Read more.

In Romania, ten most important ecosystem services and 5 high impact pressures for the Braila Islands area were voted during the workshop. Then, the 30 participants were split in 3 groups where measures to reduce the pressures on ecosystem services were identified. An analog fuzzy cognitive map was created for each group by setting the trade-offs between ecosystem services,  the impact of pressures on ES and the impact of measures. Read more

In Slovenia, multi-criteria analysis was used where stakeholders contributed their assessment of synergies and trade-offs among different Ecosystem Services in the Mura River pilot area. This is so called bottom up approach, which will provide legitimacy to further activities in the project. Consequently, most common proposed measures were prevention from alien invasive species and restoration of oxbow and floodplains. Read more.

In Serbia, potential measures for pressures reduction were discussed and 5 most important were identified and imported to the model. the workshop provided valuable insight to the pressures recognized by the local people and many constructive ideas for developing water quality management scenarios and IDES tool. Most importantly, participants expressed strong willingness to continue working together with the IDES team. Read more

In Austria, the stakeholders were highly interested in the thematic of the IDES project and eagerly and thoroughly discussed their views on the interactions between the selected ecosystem services. At this first stage, the IDES team already created a very complex network/ map and is looking forward to find out about the stakholders' view on the selected pressures and measures. Read more

Follow our webpage for the up-coming news regarding the stakeholders workshop in Hungary.


discover the ides 5 PILOT AREAS


Each pilot area selected for the IDES project has some unique characteristics and provide important ecosystem services. Discover our 5 pilot areas:

Braila Islands (Romania)

Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit (Serbia)

Middle Tisza (Hungary)

Donau-Auen National Park (Austria) 

Mura River (Slovenia)




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