Flood Protocol enters into force

Protocol on Flood Protection to the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin, as the core document for the strengthening of cooperation of the basin countries in the area of flood protection, enters into force on November 27, 2015. 

Protocol on Flood Protection is aimed at regulation of sustainable flood protection issues in the Sava River Basin with the objective to prevent or limit hazards and reduce or eliminate negative effects of floods. The Protocol emphasizes the importance of coordination measures, works and activities aimed at decreasing the flood risk throughout the basin, and the implementation of these activities in accordance with the "no harm rule" principle. Therefore, in order to contribute to the decrease of harmful consequences of floods, in particular for human life and health, environment, cultural heritage, economic activities and infrastructure, the Parties have agreed to cooperate in the implementation of above activities. The Protocol represents a firm legal foundation for the implementation of all activities agreed by the Sava countries, via their joint platform – the Sava Commission.