General Publications


  • application/pdf Shared Basin – Shared Destiny: Principles of Effective River Basin Management (2.74 MB)
    River Basins by their very nature, impart a deep sense of common heritage, shared destiny and solidarity between citizens and nations along shared waters. This permeates not only through social and traditional practices, but also shapes, to a large degree, the level of economic integration and a sense of “togetherness”; a sense of “shared destiny”. RBOs are a key example of this kind of transboundary governance, which creates the necessity for a political and scientific collaboration that exceed nation borders and man-made boundaries.
  • application/pdf Lessons from the Danube: A World Leader in Transboundary River Basin Management (18.2 MB)
    This publication is designed to highlight the key lessons from 20 years of transboundary water management by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR).
  • application/pdf Interim Report on the Implementation of the JPM in the DRB (2018) (6.21 MB)
    This brochure is a snapshot of the progress to implement measures improving the environmental situation of the waters in the Danube River Basin today and what’s still yet to come as the region’s many countries come together to secure their collective future.
  • application/pdf ICPDR Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2018 (5.82 MB)
    2018 update of the ICPDR Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
  • application/pdf Report on the Ice Event 2017 in the Danube River Basin (6.97 MB)
    Freezing weather conditions in the winter months have been a fact of life on the Danube since time immemorial, but the months of January and February 2017 saw many countries in the Danube Basin and its tributaries facing an especially bleak situation. This ‘Ice Report’, compiled by its Flood Protection Expert Group (FP EG) contains a comprehensive overview of ice features, past ice events on the Danube, lessons learnt and recommendations for the future.
  • application/pdf A Shared River - Managing the Danube River Basin (20.15 MB)
    In its work to implement the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) the ICPDR and its partners have developed a truly integrated approach to the management of the river basin and its resources. Today the ICPDR serves its member countries as a highly successful platform for consultation, coordination and the integrated management of the Danube River Basin. Because of its success, the ICPDR has also become a global model for the transboundary management of many shared river basins around the world.
  • application/pdf Committed to the Danube (2.65 MB)
    The work of the Danube countries and the ICPDR brings together all stakeholders in the region to find a balance between the needs of the people living in the basin, and the needs of the river itself.
  • application/pdf 15 Years of Managing the Danube River Basin 1991-2006 (3.65 MB)
    Covering a period of 15 years until 2006, this document presents the key political decisions made and their results – from the development of new programmes, institutions and the convention to environmental progress. Lessons learned in applying IRBM will be presented with the hope of their transferability to other basins, as will the Danube outlook for the next 15 years
  • application/pdf ICPDR "Fish of the Danube Basin" Poster (5.36 MB)
    A poster featuring a handful of the iconic and unique fish species to be found in the Danube River.
  • application/pdf Transboundary Accident Prevention and Control in the Danube River Basin (6.9 MB)
    An illustrative technical report for the public
  • application/pdf From Convention to Action: 25 Years of the ICPDR (1.75 MB)
    Covering a period of 25 years (from its founding until 2019), this brochure celebrates 25 years of the ICPDR, summarising our key achievements and giving a historical overview of the region. This document presents the a quarter of a century of activity by the ICPDR, and provides a historical and geographical context to explain our work, and key achievements. There is a long history of transboundary cooperation in the Danube Basin, and scholars of international law often identify the Danube Basin as the region where international organisations first evolved.

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