EUROPEAN COMMISSION PUBLISHED 2ND MRS REPORT
Following the first report in 2016, the European Commission examined in the recently finalised second report the state of implementation in all four macro-regional strategies – the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region, and the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region.
The report details the progress of all 4 MRSs and also specifically highighted some EUSDR Pillar B projects as follows:
“Several projects have been implemented or developed in the area of water management and environmental risks, in particular those related to floods, which are being aggravated by climate change. JOINTISZA concerns the first integrated Tisza River basin management plan. The DanubeSediment project aims at ensuring sediment balance in the river system.
The reliable and comprehensive hydrologic data is the basis of sound forecasting in view of flood risk mitigation in order to better the protect human lives and the social estate; DAREFFORT will deliver an outstanding overview about the present status of the national forecasting capabilities. SIMONA aims at delivering ready-to-deploy Sediment-quality Information. Thanks to cooperation within the EUSDR, a civil protection mechanism was activated, supported by DG ECHO, in order to tackle pollution of the Tisza river from the abandoned Solotvyno salt mine in Ukraine, with transboundary effects in Romania and Hungary.”