Danube Watch 2/2011

Danube Watch 3 2010

Owner/Publisher: ICPDR – International Commission for the
Protection of the Danube River, Vienna, icpdr@unvienna.org;
Executive Editor: Benedikt Mandl; Editor: Kirstie Shepherd;
Design: Agentur 7, Sylvia Kostenzer; Cover photo: Djerdap
National Park; Print: Druckerei Janetschek GmbH, Vienna

Danube Watch is the official magazine of ICPDR, the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River. Danube Watch enhances regional cooperation and information sharing on sustainable water management and environmental protection in the Danube River Basin. It reports on current issues affecting the Danube Basin, and on action taken to deal with challenges in the river basin. Striving for scientific accuracy while remaining concise, clear and readable, it is produced for the wide range of people who are actively involved in the Danube River Basin and are working for the improvement of its environment.

The ICPDR accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to information or opinions of the authors of the articles in this issue.

ICPDR For a free subscription to Danube Watch, or to contribute to Danube Watch, please contact icpdr@unvienna.org




  • » Letter to readers
    ICPDR Danube Watch
  • » News and Events
    ICPDR Danube Watch: News and Events
  • » Planning the future of the world's largest rivers
    ICPDR President for 2011, Mykola Melenevskyi speaks about finding strength for the Danube through its cooperation in the Danube Delta, and the role of the ICPDR in implementing a sustainable strategy for the Danube region.
  • » Migration, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
    A new game puts the Danube Basin and its natural and cultural treasures in the spotlight and gives players the incentive to spend time exploring the river – proving that learning doesn’t have to be boring.
  • » The Amazon of Europe
    While flood risk management means cooperative planning, countries around the region are putting ideas into action to protect themselves against threatening waters.
  • » Reviewing 'The Danube – A Cultural History'
    A proposed regulation would uniformly limit phosphorous compounds in laundry detergents, resulting in a major reduction of pollution loads to the Danube River and beyond to the Black Sea.
  • » A conservation message from the past
    The European Union’s new Strategy for the Danube brings together policies and structures to provide new opportunities for sustainable development in the region.
  • » Hazard management in the Danube Delta
    Partners throughout Danube countries are working together for the same shared concern and outcome: a stakeholder-oriented flood risk assessment for the Danube floodplains.
  • » Seeing the river as a whole
    A new activity to develop the technical guidelines for the establishment of an inventory on discharges, emissions and losses proposes to put the Danube in the spotlight as a case study for priority substances.
  • » Towards a stronger Europe: an EU Danube macro- region strategy
    Nature and time combine in one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe with one of the oldest geologic histories. The unique biodiversity of the area shares space with the permanent relics of eight thousand years of culture along the Danube.
  • » Sungai Perak: a special river
    With the new sub-basin management plan for the Tisza, the Tisza Group and the countries of the Tisza River Basin have achieved significant progress and an outstanding example of cooperation.
  • » Tisza source inspires international cooperation
    The Prut River Basin comes into focus this year with greater attention from Ukraine’s ICPDR Presidency and the three Prut countries working together to create a sub-basin plan for the second-longest tributary of the Danube.

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