Experience Note: Development and Endorsement of an International River Basin Management Plan
2011:The Tisza River Basin is the largest tributary of the Danube River and includes part of the territory of Ukraine, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania and Republic of Serbia. Unfortunately, the region faces threats from pollution (nutrient, organic, hazardous substances) and river engineering as well as from floods and droughts. Taken into account outlined pressure the Tisza River Basin countries have prepared the Integrated River Basin Management Plan (ITRBM Plan), which includes the next steps and long-term actions to reach good status of the water of the Tisza River Basin by 2015. Improving the linkages and integration with planned flood protection measures is needed to ensure that regional and local measures can be implemented with minimal competition between the needs to protect property and lives from flood events with alternative approaches to mitigating peak floods whilst ensuring maximum benefit to the riverine ecosystems. The Tisza River Basin cooperation with the development of an integrated approach to river management can serve as an important experience for other river basins. On the 11 April 2011 in Ukraine Tisza Ministers and High Level representatives of the countries adopted the ITRBM Plan and updated the Memorandum of Understanding to express their commitment to the Integrated Tisza River Basin Management Plan and pledge to continue the efforts needed to achieve goals.
01 Jan 2016