For a number of reasons, many areas around the world are increasingly exposed to various natural hazards. Flood risks are particularly prominent in Southeast Europe.
For this reason, a total of 19 project partners from five countries (Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia) are participating in the Water Contingency Management in the Sava River Basin project, with the main aims of the project to reduce environmental risks related to accidental pollution and floods, especially with potential transboundary impact by improved cooperation of key actors and jointly developed common operational system for activating the accident management protocols within the Sava River Basin.
Beside the reduction of risks, project will also bring overall improved transnational cooperation on the Sava River Basin which requires specific attention, by developing ties among people, institutions and countries. This will result in the significant optimization of the resources applied. Sava River Basin is an example of large river basin shared by several countries.
With cooperation on such an important issue as accidental pollution and flood response mechanism, project will provide a demonstrative model for other river basins, such as the Danube river basin and beyond.
The project began on July 1, 2020 and will run until the end of 2022.