SUPPORT TO WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE DRINA RIVER BASIN
The Drina River Basin is an exceptionally scenic area with abundant biodiversity and its preservation is considered of paramount importance, whilst endeavouring to make the Basin more water resource management efficient for the benefit of all its users.
The project supports more effective water resources management in the Basin taking into consideration flood and drought mitigation, sustainable water use and environmental management, undertaken within the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management, whilst ensuring effective stakeholder consultations and public participation.
Key issues that this Project considers are as follows:
- The wide variety of competing water uses
- The River maintenance in general
- The extremes of floods and droughts that are exacerbated by climate change
- Weak cooperation from the riparian states within the Basin
- The urgent need for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and the need for convergence with EU water directives
- Improved coordination for data collection, control and analysis.
• ABOUT THE DRINA RIVER
- 346 km long river
- Its basin has a total surface area of 19,570 km2 and covers territory in Bosnia and Herzegovina (37.1%), Montenegro (31.6%), Serbia (30.5%) and Albania (less than 1%).
LAST UPDATE: 13.10.2017