Danube Floodplain (DANUBE FLOODPLAIN)


During the last decades, Europe suffered major catastrophic floods along the Danube. Therefore the Flood Directive asks for adequate and coordinated measures to reduce flood risk without conflicting WFD objectives. The main objective of the project is improving transnational water management and flood risk prevention while maximizing benefits for biodiversity conservation. The expected change is improved knowledge, among the countries located within Danube River Basin, related to integrative water management through restoration of floodplains, combination of classical and green infrastructure, natural retention measures, involving all related stakeholders.

The main activities of the project are: updating the floodplain areas inventory and their ranking using the Floodplain Evaluation Matrix-FEM; assessing, by using the pre-selected pilot areas, of the efficiency of floodplain projects in the Danube District and developing tools for increasing the knowledge and cooperation of experts, practitioners, decision makers and stakeholders on floodplain restoration. 

The Project develops the following actions :

1) the Danube basin wide floodplain restoration and preservation manual addressed mainly to practitioners;

2) a Danube River Basin (DRB) Sustainable Floodplain management Strategic Guidance summarizing the key findings of the manual targeting a wider audience;

3) a specific Danube floodplain gis.

The main project target groups are ministries, river basin authorities, practitioners and stakeholders. 

Project information


National Administration ”Romanian Waters”, Romania


University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna, Austria

Danube River Basin Directorate, Bulgaria

Croatian Waters - Legal entity for water management, Croatia

Morava River Basin Authority, Czech Republic

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany

Middle Tisza District Water Directorate, Hungary

University of Szeged, Hungary

Slovak Water Management Enterprise, Slovakia

Water Research Institute, Slovakia

Slovenian Water Agency, Slovenia

Ministry of Waters and Forests, Romania

National Institute for Hydrology and Water Management, Romania

World Wide Fund Danube Carpathian Association Romania, Romania

World Wide Fund for Nature Hungary, Hungary

Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe, Slovakia

Jaroslav Cerni Institute for the Development of Water Resources, Serbia

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Austria

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria

General Directorate for Water, Hungary

Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, Germany

Source of funding

Interreg Danube Transnational Programme

Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 02 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 02 2022

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