HYMO Workshop

On July 10-11 2006, the International Commission for Protection of Danube River (ICPDR) organized the Workshop “EU WFD and Hydro-morphological Alterations in the Danube River Basin” in Neusiedl am See (Austria), with aim to provide support to the Expert Group of ICPDR for River Basin Management and Working Group of ICPDR for Hydro-morphology in their further work on development of the Danube River Basin Management Plan.

Main topic of the Workshop was development of the Management Plan under conditions of existing hydro-morphological changes in the basin, caused by activities such as navigation, hydro-energetics and flood protection. The issue of collaboration of the organizations dealing with navigation, on one side, and those dealing with water protection and/or water management, on the other side, was opened. The Initiative of the ICPDR related to preparation of Declaration on development of inland navigation in accordance with the requirements set by the EU Water Framework Directive in regard to improvement and protection of the water quality was presented. It’s been stressed that the Sava Commission would, as well, have significant role in preparation of the Declaration.

The Secretary of the Secretariat of the Sava Commission, Mr. Dejan Komatina, and Deputy Secretary for navigation, Mr. Željko Milković, represented the Sava Commission on the event.