TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management Conference
‘Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management’ Conference was organised to facilitate synergetic actions and cooperation among projects supported by the Danube Transnational Programme
Two major examples of water-related esprit de corps at the international level were showcased at the “Transnational Cooperation for Sustainable River Basin Management Conference”, in Budapest on April 11, 2017, at BME University (Building K, Díszterem).
The JOINTISZA project (Strengthening Cooperation between River Basin Management Planning and Flood Risk Prevention to Enhance the Status of Waters of the Tisza River Basin) hold a “Stakeholder Involvement Event” back to back with the DanubeSediment project’s own “Project Launch Event”.
Both events informed participants about the goals and expected outputs of each project, together with planned activities, challenges and opportunities. The joint event was held with the aim to build synergies between the projects, as well as to support the process of turning the individual project outcomes to the advantage of related projects and stakeholders.
The JOINTISZA stakeholder involvement session kicked off the conference by providing a detailed overview of project objectives, processes and expected results, while offering insights into the methodologies used to facilitate public participation and involvement. A discussion session followed, focusing on how the Tisza River Basin Management Plan and other coordinated efforts could benefit the entire basin-sharing region.
In addition to participants from the Tisza sub-basin, the conference attracted key stakeholders from the whole Danube basin. The event provided a terrific opportunity for lively discussions between panellists, the project teams and participants. As an added attraction, another EU-funded initiative, the DANUrB project, was also introduced.
In January 2017, the international DanubeSediment project was launched. The goal of the project is to improve the sediment management in the Danube River and its tributaries. Through transnational cooperation, DanubeSediment closes knowledge-gaps, drafts a first common Danube sediment balance, and develops guidance for the implementation of measures. In order to provide a set of adequate solutions, DanubeSediment seeks the involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
JOINTISZA – Capitalisation event – Outcomes and Press Release can be foundhere.
DanubeSediment – PRESS RELEASE can be found here.