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Development of Policies for the Danube Basin

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All reports produced during this phase.
FileAdapting and implementing common approaches and methodologies for stress and impact analysis by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires that Member States shall collect and maintain information on the type and magnitude of significant anthropogenic pressures to which surface water bodies in each River Basin District are liable to be subject.
FileDeveloping the topology of Surface water and Defining the relevance reference conditions by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The report at hand presents the final outputs of the Activity 1.1.6 of the UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project (DRP) “Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin“. The overall objective of the DRP is to complement the activities of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) required to strengthen a regional approach for solving transboundary problems. This includes the development of national policies and legislation, the definition of priority actions for pollution control, especially nutrient reduction, and to establish sustainable transboundary ecological conditions within the Danube River Basin (DRB) and the Black Sea Basin area.
FileImplementing ecological status assessment in line EU water directives by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The report at hand presents the final outputs of the Activity 1.1.7 of the UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project (DRP) “Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin“. The overall objective of the DRP is to complement the activities of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) required to strengthen a regional approach for solving transboundary problems.
FileDanube River Basin Analysis(WFD Roof Report) by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report responds to reporting obligations of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD) under Article 5, Annex II and Annex III regarding the first characterisation and analysis of the Danube River Basin District. In addition, information is given on progress related to Article 6 and Annex IV for setting up an inventory of protected areas in the river basin district, as well as on progress related to Article 14 regarding public information and consultation.
FileHarmonisation of DRP Typologies by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
In the countries of the Danube River Basin District (DRBD) different stream typologies have independently been developed for the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (EU WFD). The development of the typology systems as well as the attribution of water courses to stream types followed the national needs within the scope of interpreting the EU WFD specifications.
FileTechnical Implementation and Communication of the WFD Intercalibration Exercise in the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
Outcomes of this assignment include the three main tasks: Technical implementation of the WFD intercalibration exercise in the Danube River Basin, Communication of the WFD intercalibration exercise and Overview of river types, reference conditions and water bodies in the Tisza River Basin.
FileTraining Courses in River Assessment by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The WFD requires all Member States to develop and implement a range of WFD compliant methods for assessing biological quality elements and the ecological status. In general, these methods have not been in routine use in Danube Basin countries and there is a need to provide a training course to ensure consistency of approach to the sampling and analysis of benthic macroinvertebrate data. The compilation of consistent data is a crucial step in River Basin Management and monitoring, as only comparable sets of biotic and abiotic data provide the basis for a joint analysis.
FileThe Economic Analysis according to the Water Framework Directive in the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report is based on National Scoping Studies (NSS) conducted by national consultants for all GEF-eligible countries1 within the DRB. These NSS investigate the current information availability and quality on the four key issues under consideration, based on a list of socio-economic indicators developed by the ICPDR Expert Subgroup on Economics (Econ ESG) on the basis of the recommendations of the European WATECO-working group.
FileNeeds Assessment and Conceptual Design for a Danube River Basin GIS System by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
During March to July 2003 a user needs assessment and a conceptual design of a Danube River Basin Geographical Information System was conducted, commissioned by the UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project. The purpose of the assignment was to gain a clearer understanding of the needs and priorities and then subsequent development options, including anticipated costs, as a basis for making decisions about implementation.
FileGIS for the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The long term goal of the Danube Regional Project (DRP) is, in short, to strengthen capacities of key Danube stakeholders and institutions to effectively and sustainably manage the Danube River Basin’s water resources and ecosystems for citizens of Danube countries. This includes, developing and making available the key tools necessary for making effective management decisions.
FilePreparation of the Sava River Basin Management Plan 2004 – 2006 by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project supports the development of a pilot plan for the Sava River Basin as a model for river basin management planning in line with the EU Water Framework Directive. In this context, the project shall define concepts for common approaches and methodologies, standards and guidelines to be applied in the regional context, and formulate recommendations for implementation strategies and program of measures likely to be effective in the transboundary context.
FileDevelopment of Sava River Basin Management Plan-Pilot Project by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The pilot project for the development of a Pragmatic Sava RBM Plan constitutes an activity (Component 1.1-9) within the DRP’s objective regarding the “Creation of sustainable ecological conditions for land use and water management”. The actual assignment is based on the outputs and outcomes of Phase 1 (April 2003 to February 2004) in which important data and information on water management and socio-economic issues of the WFD have been collected in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia & Montenegro.
FileFinal Report for Danube Regional Project Outputs 1.2 & 1.3 by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The overall aim of the Danube Regional Project (DRP) is to support the activities of the International Commission for Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) in implementing a regional, basin-wide approach in 11 countries of the Danube River Basin (DRB) to solving the trans-boundary problems associated with the protection of the Danube River - including the sustainable management of surface and ground waters, the reduction of water pollution and the protection of water related ecosystems.
FileAgricultural Non-Point Source Pollution by Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Danube River Catchment (by Country) by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The data presented in this inventory are derived from the final results of the project entitled "Harmonised Inventory of Point and Diffuse Emissions of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the Danube Basin" undertaken by the Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin1.
FileInventory of Agricultural Pesticide Use in the Danube River Basin Countries by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project supports through this Project Component the development of policies for the control of agricultural point and non-point sources of pollution and the conceptualization and implementation of pilot projects on agricultural pollution reduction in line with the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive.
FileInventory of Policies for Control of Water Pollution by Agriculture in the Central and Lower Danube River Countries by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The overall aim of the Danube Regional Project (DRP) is to support the activities of the International Commission for Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) in implementing a regional approach in 11 countries of the Danube River Basin to solving the trans-boundary problems associated with the protection of the Danube River - including the sustainable management of surface and ground waters, the reduction of water pollution and the protection of water related ecosystems.
FileInventory of Mineral Fertiliser Use in the Danube River Basin Countries with Reference to Manure and Land Management Practices by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project supports through this Project Component the development of policies for the control of agricultural point and non-point sources of pollution and the conceptualization and implementation of pilot projects on agricultural pollution reduction in line with the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive.
FileRecommendations for Policy Reforms for the Introduction of Best Agricultural Practice (BAP) in Central and Lower Danube River Basin Countries by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project supports through this Project Component the development of policies for the control of agricultural point and non-point sources of pollution and the development and implementation of pilot projects on agricultural pollution reduction in line with the requirements of the EU Water Framework Directive.
FileTechnical Guidelines for Manure Management in the Central and Lower DRB Countries by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The objective of developing a concept of “best agricultural practice” (BAP) under Output 1.2 of the Danube Regional Project is to support the design of new agricultural pollution control policies for the central and lower DRB countries – as well as encouraging compliance with existing and emerging national legislation (including that driven in many countries by the process of EU accession) – that will promote the greater integration of pollution control considerations into the day-to-day management of crops, animals and agricultural land by farmers in the central and lower DRB.
FileTechnical Guidelines for Manure Management in Croatian by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
FileTechnical Guidelines for Manure Management in Moldovan by admin — last modified Jun 14, 2012 07:58 AM
ProjectDocument:Report UNDP/GEF Proiect Regional al Dunarii Politici pentru controlul surselor poluarii agricole la punctul de origine si fara punct de origine & Proiecte pilot pentru reducerea poluarii agricole (rezultatele proiectului 1.2 si 1.3) Indrumator tehnic pentru managementul gunoiului de grajd in tarile apartinand Bazinului Central si Inferior al Dunarii (tarile DRB) Martie 2004 GFA Terra Systems in cooperare cu Avalon Persoana de contact Terra Systems Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Strubenhoff Proiect Regional al Dunarii - Proiect RER/01/G32 “Politici pentru controlul surselor poluarii agricole la punctul de origine/sursa si fara punct de origine/sursa” & “Proiecte pilot pentru reducerea poluarii agricole” (rezultatele proiectului 1.2 si 1.3) Indrumator tehnic pentru managementul gunoiului de grajd in tarile apartinand Bazinului Central si Inferior al Dunarii (tarile DRB) Autor: Mark Redman Adresa GFA Terra Systems GmbH Eulenkrugstraße 82 22359 Hamburg Germany Telefon: 00-49-40-60306-170 Telefax: 00-49-40-60306-179 E-mail: hwstrubenhoff@gfa-terra.de Prefata Scopul principal al Proiectului Regional al Dunarii (DRP) este sprijinirea activitatilor Comisiei Internationale pentru Protectia Fluviului Dunarea in implementarea unei politici regionale, incorporand intregul bazin al Dunarii din 11 tari, pentru a rezolva problemele trans-frontiera asociate cu protectia fluviului Dunarea – incluzand managementul sustenabil al apelor de suprafata si de adancime/freatice, reducerea poluarii apei si protejarea ecosistemelor dependente de aceste surse de apa.
FileTechnical Guidelines for Manure Management in Bulgarian by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
FileTechnical Guidelines for Manure Management in Serbian by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
FileTechnical Guidelines for Manure Management in Ukrainian by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
FileField and Policy Action for Integrated Land Use in the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The overall aim of Output 1.4 was to assist Danube River Basin countries to prepare new land-use and wetland rehabilitation/protection policies and legislation in line with existing and emerging legislation, particularly the EU Water Framework Directive.
FileField and Policy Action for Integrated Land Use in the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
Land use management practices can not be separated from river basin management. Inappropriate land-use from agriculture, forestry, flood protection etc. can lead to impairments in the water ecosystem, lower water quality, biodiversity etc. Therefore sustainable water resource management also means the appropriate management of land with direct linkages to water ecosystems.
FileInventory of Protected Areas (Natural Habitats) in the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The Ecological Expert Group of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) has been charged with preparing a river basin-wide Inventory of Protected Areas designated for the protection of water-related habitats and species. This Inventory of Protected Areas is required under Article 6, Annex IV and Annex VI of the EU Water Framework Directive.
FileStrengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Trans-boundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The Danube River Protection Convention (DRPC) is the overall legal instrument for trans-boundary water issues in the Danube River Basin (DRB). The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) is the organization which facilitates the implementation of the DRBC.
FileIndustrial Reform and the Development of Policies and Legislation Towards the Reduction of Nutrients and Dangerous Substances by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This is the final report on “Industrial Reform and the Development of Policies and Legislation Towards the Reduction of Nutrients and Dangerous Substances” of the UNDP-GEF the Danube Regional Project (DRP), Phase 2 - Component 1.5: Industrial Reforms and Policies. It reviews policies and identify gaps between EU and existing and future legislation for industrial pollution control and enforcement mechanisms at the country level for 11 of the 13 countries of the Danube River Basin (DRB). The remaining two, Austria and Germany, were already EU Member States at the time the project was initiated.
FileRecommendations for the reduction of Phosphorus in Detergents by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The project was based on the previously established need to reduce phosphorus input to the Danube and its tributaries (ICPDR DABLAS, 20041, Danubs, 20052), and targets for phosphorus input reductions are included in the ICPDR Joint Action Programme (ICPDR JAP 2001-20053).
FileDanube Regional Project/ICPDR Stakeholder Seminar Phosphates in Detergents by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This document provides a summary of the key technical conclusions and recommendations that arose from the Detergent Seminar. The Seminar built on work following the ICPDR’s Joint Action Plan and undertaken by the UNDP/GEF Danube Regional Project that recommended a ban on phosphates in laundry detergents.
FileAn Overview of Tariff and Effluent Charge Reform Issues and Proposals by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The international environmental community has been disappointed by the slow pace of improved effluent control in the Middle and Eastern Danube River Basin (ME DRB) countries, especially the pace of nutrient and toxics reduction signaled out for particular consideration in the Danube Regional Project. Representatives of governments in the ME DRB countries, at all levels, say that there is simply not enough money (resources) to make quick and substantial progress.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Bosnia i Herzegovina – National Profile by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report is, first of all, a compilation of information and data that describing the institutions and conditions that shape and characterize the provision of municipal water and wastewater service in B&H. The purpose of this compilation is to provide background and inspiration for proposals to reform both the current system of water and wastewater tariffs and effluent charges and coincident proposals to adjust or modify the legal and regulatory system within which the tariffs and effluent charges function in B&H.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms:Bosnia i Herzegovina – Case Study by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This Case Study is part of the project entitled "Assessment and Development of Water and Wastewater Tariffs and Effluent Charge Designs for Nutrient reduction in the Danube River Basin". “Municipal Water and Wastewater utility Doboj”(MWWU Doboj) in Doboj town was selected for investigation in the case study.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Bosnia i Herzegovina – Summary by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The Country Report developed within the UNDP/GEF project include a "National Profile" that provides descriptions of existing situation in water sector in B&H and "Case Study" that provides descriptions of existing situation in selected municipal water and wastewater utility.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Bulgaria – National Profile by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report is a compilation of information and data that describe the institutions and conditions that shape and characterize the provision of drinking water and wastewater service in Bulgaria. The purpose of this compilation is to provide background and inspiration for proposals to reform both the current system of water supply and wastewater tariffs and effluent charges and proposals to adjust or modify the legal and regulatory system within which these tariffs and effluent charges function in Bulgaria. The aim of the reform proposals is to improve the water supply and sewerage management in Bulgaria generally, including protection of water resources from nutrient loading and toxic substances originating from municipal wastewater systems.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Bulgaria – Case Study by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The aim of this case study is with an example to summarize and synthesize the information we have gathered on the structure and functioning of the water supply and sewage sector in Bulgaria. We will not only show how a typical water supply and sewage company operates in Bulgaria but also analyze how its situation (financial, operational, etc.) and influence on the environment and community can be improved through a system of appropriate tariffs and charges and other measures, e.g. reduction of leakage applied to a set of different scenarios. Our task will be using the spreadsheet model developed as part of the project to find practical solutions for existing problems of a particular water supply and sewage company – Pleven SPLTD.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Bulgaria – Summary by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
On its way to European Union accession Bulgaria is facing numerous challenges and is undergoing significant reforms. The changes that take place in water services sector could not be viewed separately from the general changes in regard to environmental protection and regional development policies. It is more than clear that achieving progress in one area and neglecting another would not lead to much success in practice. Moreover, due to the inherited from the past integration of public services, it is not easy to address changes in one area without considering the necessity for change in the whole sector.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Croatia – National Profile by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report is, first of all, a compilation of information and data that describing the institutions and conditions that shape and characterize the provision of municipal water and wastewater service in Croatia. The purpose of this compilation is to provide background and inspiration for proposals to reform both the current system of water and wastewater tariffs and effluent charges and coincident proposals to adjust or modify the legal and regulatory system within which the these tariffs and effluent charges function in Croatia.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: The Czech Republic – Case Study by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The Pilot Case Study for Water and Wastewater Management in the Czech Republic was developed to examine the opportunities for, and consequences of, possible tariff and effluent charges reform in a certain water and wastewater service area of the Morava River basin.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Croatia – Summary by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
Croatia has a fairly well developed water and wastewater (W&WW) infrastructure, providing good quality water to most of its citizens, and collecting wastewater from over 50% of the population. The quality of supplied water is generally good, the service is reliable, most municipal water and wastewater utilities (MWWUs) operate without major difficulties – at least in the short run. The water sector, however, is not without challenges, and the number and magnitude of problems is likely to rise with time, if reforms are not implemented in due course.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: The Czech Republic – National Profile by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The purpose of the National Profile is to analyse the current situation and future development in the field of water and wastewater management in the Czech Republic, with a strong focus on providing public water supply and sewerage. As a result of describing the historical consequences, the current and future development, possible tariff and effluent charges reforms have been suggested. The text is divided into 9 chapters, which are focused on different entities of the system, following the basic division into three main groups: regulatory units, management units and service users. This division facilitates defining the individual competences and obligations as well as mutual interactions throughout the whole system.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: The Czech Republic – Summary by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
In the accompanying National Profile and the Case Study the institutional framework, legal status and financial conditions of public water supply and sewerage systems are described. The current situation of municipal water management in the Czech Republic is examined. Based on this examination, we make suggestions for, and related to, tariff and effluent charge reforms. This portion of the Czech Country Report briefly introduces some reform suggestions and critical points regarding the current of municipal water system thanks. These basis for these reform proposals is more fully developed justified in the following chapters.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Hungary – National Profile by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report is, first of all, a compilation of information and data1 that describing the institutions and conditions that shape and characterize the provision of municipal water and wastewater service in Hungary2. The purpose of this compilation is to provide background and inspiration for proposals to reform both the current system of water and wastewater tariffs and effluent charges and coincident proposals to adjust or modify the legal and regulatory system within which these tariffs and effluent charges function in Hungary.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Hungary – Case Study by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The examined area is a sub-system of the North-Transdanubian Waterworks (Eszak-Dunantuli Vizmuvek, EDV)1. It is situated along the Danube riverbank where two towns and four villages are located, as well as several small communities uphill from the river.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms:Hungary – Summary by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The national profile is, first of all, a compilation of information and data that describing the institutions and conditions that shape and characterize the provision of municipal water and wastewater service in Hungary . The purpose of this compilation is to provide background and inspiration for proposals to reform both the current system of water and wastewater tariffs and effluent charges and coincident proposals to adjust or modify the legal and regulatory system within which the these tariffs and effluent charges function in Hungary.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Romania – National Profile by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This paper was drafted within the framework of the project "Assessment and Development of Water and Wastewater Tariffs and Effluent Charges Designs for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River Basin (DRB)". The main purpose was to give an overview of the organization and functioning of the management units in the Romanian water sector (Danube basin), regulatory framework, service users etc. in order to improve both water resource management generally and protection of water bodies from nutrification and hazardous substances. In this respect was explored the use of water and waste-water service tariffs and effluent charges, fines and incentives as a tool for nutrient reduction. The paper ends with policy issues that will need solutions and policies for suggested reforms.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Romania – Case Study by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The existing installations and pipe works are old and much equipment is in need of modernization and/or replacement. Given the importance of providing adequate water and wastewater services, both to the population and industries, APA-CANAL-PITESTI has undertaken initiatives towards rehabilitation of the installations.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Romania – Summary by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The Country Profile Report – ROMANIA; National Profile for Drinking Water and Wastewater was drafted within the framework of the project "Assessment and Development of Water and Wastewater Tariffs and Effluent Charges Designs for Nutrient Reduction in the Danube River Basin (DRB) ".
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Slovak Republic – National Profile by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report is, first of all, a compilation of information and data that describing the institutions and conditions that shape and characterize the provision of municipal water and wastewater service in Slovakia.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Slovak Republic – Case Study by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
This report describes the recent history, current conditions, and planned development of the case study community in the northern part of Slovakia: Poprad1. This examination includes development of several sets of financial “accounts” that are used to make a broad examination of both the current balance sheet of the typical management unit – municipal water company in the district of Poprad and the future financial implication of various investment programs and, of course, changes in the tariffs levied and effluent charges paid by the management unit and its customers.
FileCountry-Specific Issues and Proposed Tariff and Charge Reforms: Slovak Republic – Summary by admin — last modified May 06, 2010 01:15 PM
The Country Report developed within the UNDP/GEF project include a "National Profile" that provides descriptions and analyses of water tariffs and effluent charges associated with municipal water systems in Slovakia. An integral part of the Country Report is a "Case Study" that simulates different development scenarios at the water utility level.
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