The ICPDR supports the active involvement of stakeholders and civil society on all levels of its work. Two of the most important plans to the ICPDR are the Danube River Basin Management Plan and the Flood Risk Management Plan, aiming to implement the legal requirements of WFD and FD, comprising strategic guiding plans for water management over the course of six years. Both are to be developed with a range of public consultation measures.
In line with the objectives of these legal bodies, the ICPDR develops work programs for 6-year periods, a River Basin Management Plan and the Floodrisk Management Plan for the Danube River Basin District. These plans are the central work programs for the ICPDR. As such, they should be developed with strong involvement of civil society and stakeholders from the beginning. Communities can become more meaningfully involved in the work of the ICPDR if they are well informed about its objectives and structure. Public information, educational initiatives and outreach activities are therefore already being utilised to support public participation, in addition to the more general use of social media as a communication tool.
For the current implementation cycle, in 2021 the ICPDR pursued activities that ensured a high level of public consultation in the development of the plans to maximum of their ability, making fresh new usage of online measures considering the limitations of the pandemic.
Below, you find links to the relevant references, documents and news items around the public consultation for these management plans.
This activity was supported by funding from the European Union.
IC 248 – Public Consultation Report 2021 (7.19 MB) Full report on the public consultation measures undertaken for the DRBMP & DFRMP Updates 2021. Included is an overview on measures, reply overview table and all original comments raised by stakeholders and public. Published December 2021.
Our Opinion – Our Danube: Final Report (822.59 KB) Final Report on the Stakeholder Consultation Workshop "Our Opinion – Our Danube", held online 29th & 30th June 2021. This report includes participant feedback.
- DFRMP Consultation 2021: WWF Hungary (248.84 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: DSTF (192.64 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: EUSDR PA6 (258.44 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: GWP Hungary (77.42 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: IAWD (142.72 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: EBU (152.48 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: MEASURES (203.3 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: TID(Y) UP (1.2 MB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: WSV (359.54 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: WWF Adria (211.14 KB)
- DRBMP Consultation 2021: WWF CEE (1.07 MB)
DRBMP Consultation 2021: Private Individuals (876.61 KB) 165 comments received from private individuals on the Danube River Basin Management Plan Update 2021
- Public Participation Schedule WFD & EFD (74.21 KB)
Interim Overview: Significant Water Management Issues in the Danube River Basin District (583.78 KB) Interim overview on the Significant Water Management Issues to meet the requirements of WFD (Directive 2000/60/EC) Article 14 regarding public information and consultation in preparation of developing the 3rd Danube River Basin Management Plan for the implementation cycle 2021 to 2027.
Online Public Consultation Questionnaire Results 2021 (1.33 MB) Analysis and results from the online questionnaire, hosted on ICPDR.org during the public consultation period in 2021.