DAREFFORT Danube River Basin Enhanced Flood Forecasting Cooperation


The reliable and comprehensive hydrologic data is the basis of sound forecasting in any country of the Danube Basin. None of the flood risk mitigation measures serves better the protection of human lives and the social estate than enhancing the preparation time to avoid catastrophes that could have been caused predicted floods. The most cost effective non-structural tangible solution which highly reflects the solidarity principle is the improvement of forecasting capabilities on basin-wide scale.

The project will deliver an outstanding overview about the present status of the national forecasting capabilities where from the partners and the stakeholders could derive the common goals in order to develop the existing system in a comprehensive way. The mutual understandings will be recorded in a common vision of the partners.

The partners jointly work out the policy recommendations to be submitted to ICPDR in the interest of the establishment of the Danube Hydrological Information System (DanubeHIS) which is a fundamental step towards flexible and sustainable data exchange.

The partners will collect the inputs from stakeholders and other interested parties in national expert workshops and results of professional discussions the international level by the Danube Forecasting Forums (DAFF).

DAREFFORT project is a horizontal initiative to implement a flood risk mitigation measure in a joint and sustainable way on catchment level.


Basic information


Start date: 01-06-2018

End date: 31-05-2021

Budget in Euro: Overall: 1.351.898,63

ERDF Contribution: 1.085.576,33

ENI Contribution: 63.537,5

Priority: Environment and culture responsible Danube region

Specific objective: Strengthen transnational water management and flood risk prevention

More information is available via the following website: DTP-DAREFFORT