Strengthening the Implementation Capacities for Nutrient Reduction and Transboundary Cooperation in the Danube River Basin-Phase I Project
On December 1 2001, the US$17,2 Million Danube Regional Project (DRP) was launched as the next 5-year phase of UNDP-GEF's longterm commitment to achieving environmental health in the Danube River Basin. The main DRP goal was to strengthen existing basin management structures and activities, building on lessons learned, and facilitating a regional approach.
The project’s objectives were:
- To assist with the establishment of institutional and legal instruments at the national and regional level to assure nutrient reduction and sustainable management of water bodies and ecological resources, and
- To assist the 13 countries in implementing their agreed strategic action programme, focusing on nutrient pollution reduction. (The Danube Strategic Action Programme (SAP) was adopted in a previous GEFsupported project.)
A key focus was on building the capacity of the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and Danube countries to fulfill their legally binding commitment to implement the Danube Convention. Such efforts include the development of a River Basin Management Plan in line with the EU's Water Framework Directive.
The DRP is an umbrella for some 80 activities to strengthen agricultural policy, provide river basin management tools, protect wetlands and improve water services.
The project is also significant because of its many links to the local level, including activities related to public participation, access to information, communications, local pilot demonstration activities and a large grants programme for non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Updated Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (2006): Based on EU Water Framework Directive Analysis Report
|Documents & Resources|
|Project type||Full-Size Project|
|Status||closed (Project Closure)|
|Start Date||26 Nov 2001|
|End Date||30 Apr 2007|
|Focal Area||International Waters|
|GEF Allocation to project||USD 5,000,000|
|Total Cost of the project:||USD 11,600,000|
|YES - See results data (1460)|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
, Czech Republic
, Moldova Republic of
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Kari Eik Consultant
Ivan Zavadsky Executive Secretary
Peter Whalley Consultant
Sylvia Koch Office Manager
Aleksandar Nacev Project Task Team Leader
Andrew Hudson Head of Water & Ocean Governance