Project SEE River

Project title: Sustainable Integrated Management of International River Corridors in SEE countries
Acronym projektu: SEE River
Project code: SEE/D/0147/2.1/X
Programme: European Territorial Co-operation 2007-2013
Priority axis: Protection and improvement of the environment
Project frame:
The main objective of the SEE RIVER project is to empower the multi-sectoral stakeholders sharing the territory of an international river corridor to gain knowledge on planning and implementing processes for integration of existing sectoral policies, plans and programmes in order to reach consensus on integrative management of international river corridors, taking into account both the development and the conservation interests.
This will be achieved by developing the SEE RIVER Toolkit – a joint approach for establishing common frameworks for integrative management management of international river corridors in SEE. Such framework will be established for the Drava River and initiated on 5 other SEE rivers: Bodrog, Prut, Soča, Neretva, and Vjosa rivers. The River Frameworks will use a cross –sectoral participatory approach to reach consensus among international stakeholders on the joint vision, goals and measures for sustainable management of river corridors.
The project added value is that it does not aim at preparing new sectoral management plans, nor invent new costly managing structures to improve the management of river corridors. It rather provides a framework for utilising the existing management structures and sectoral policies, plans and programmes. The project aim is to simplify and rationalise the procedures for reaching synergetic solutions between development and conservation interests of stakeholders along international river corridors.
Through application of the Toolkit and the Frameworks on 6 SEE Rivers the project will improve the transboundary and multi-sectoral cooperation of existing bodies responsible for the management of river corridors in 14 SEE countries. This will increase the capacities and skills for consensus building among policy making and implementing bodies from different sectors in SEE. This way the project will improve policy making processes which we believe is the only way to long term improvement of the quality of life along the river corridors and in the wider SEE region.
Project starting date: 01/10/2012
Project end date: 30/09/2014
Project Lead Partner:
Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia

Project partners:
ERDF PP1 - Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation, IRSNC, Slovenia
ERDF PP2 - Soča Valley Development Centre, PRC, Slovenia
ERDF PP3 - Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Division II/4, 
                   Nature and Species Protection, National Parks, BMLFUW, Austria

ERDF PP4 - Regional Government of Carinthia, Department 8-Environemnt, Water and Nature Protection,
                    AKL-SchWW, Austria
ERDF PP5 - VITUKI Environmental and Water Management Research Institute Non-profit Ltd., VITUKI,

ERDF PP6 - South-Transdanubian Environment Protection and Water Management Directorate,
                     DDKÖVIZIG, Hungary

ERDF PP7 - Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, WBV,

ERDF PP8 - Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, SHMI, Slovakia
ERDF PP9 - National Administration "Romanian Waters, NARW, Romania
IPA-I PP1 - Hydro Engineering Institute Sarajevo, HEIS, Bosnia and Herzegovina

IPA-I PP2 - Institute for spatial planning of the Koprivnica-Križevci County, KCKZZ, Croatia
IPA-I PP3 - State Institute for Nature Protection, DZZP, Croatia
IPA-I PP4 - HRVATSKE VODE, Legal entity for water management, HRVATSKE VODE, Croatia
IPA-I PP5 - Geological Survey of Albania, AGS, Albania
EU ASP1 - World Wide Fund for Nature Austria, WWF Austria, Austria
10% PP1 - Jaroslav Cerni Institute for the Development of Water Resources, IJC, Serbia
OP1 - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, MOP, Slovenia
OP2 - International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, ICPDR, Austria
OP3 - International Sava River Basin Commission, ISRBC, Croatia
OP4 - UNESCO Venice Office, UNESCo, Italy

Financing: ERDF, IPA, ENPI, State contribution, Other Public contribution, Own Public

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SHMI Contact :
Ing. Boris Minárik, CSc.