DANUBEparksCONNECTED - Cross-sector conference - Nature conservation and navigation alongside the Danube river


The second cross-sector conference for transnational cooperation for the Danube took place on 29‐30th of May 2018 in Kladovo, Serbia. In the framework of this interdisciplinary conference organized by Danube STREAM representatives of three projects had the opportunity to present their activities and highlight important topics related to river morphology, sustainable waterway management and sediment transport.

Danube STREAM presented the current status on environmentally sound waterway management and summarized results of national level meetings and stakeholder involvement. Guidelines and best practices were discussed on the interface of waterway management and nature conservation.

DANUBEparksCONNECTED presented the final draft of the WILDisland Online Tool and highlighted fields of cooperation for the initiative, aiming to foster the conservation of Danube Islands in their function to act as stepping stones for strenghtening the Danube Habitat Corridor.

DanubeSediment, as an expert on appropriate transnational sediment management of the Danube discussed the detailed content of main project outputs. 



In course of second day's study tour participants visited the Iron Gate dams and navigational locks, since this mega construction serves as an example for only its huge impact on the navigation system on this stretch of the Danube but on its major affect on the local flora and fauna. Representatives took a vessel trip to the gorge, which provided an excellent informal platform for knowledge exchange.


Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)