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1 FASRB and the Water Risk Management Samo Grošelj Deputy Secretary, ISRBC

2 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services Overview Introduction on the Sava River Basin Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (FASRB) and the International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) FASRB and Water Risk Management in the Sava River Basin Summary

3 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services Sava River Basin –Area: km 2 (the second largest Danube sub-basin; share: 12%) –Average flow at the mouth: 1722 m 3 /s (the largest Danube tributary; contribution: 25%) –River length: 940 km (594 km of which is the waterway) –Population: approx. 8.5 million CountryShare of the basin (%) Share of the territory (%) Albania Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia Montenegro Serbia Slovenia

4 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services

5 Natural basis for cooperation (high environmental and socio- economic value of the Sava river) -Natural beauty -Large retention capacity -High biological and landscape diversity -High potential for different forms of water use (navigation, hydropower, water supply, recreation and tourism) - FASRB - Protocols to FASRB - Declaration of the 2 nd MoP - MoUs with ICPDR and DC - EU directives ISRBC (Strategy on FASRB implementation) Sustainable development of the region (Legal) framework for cooperation (recognition of the environmental and socio-economic value of the Sava river) Engine of cooperation Key objective of cooperation IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS Outline of the approach Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services

6 FASRB Key objective: Transboundary cooperation for sustainable development of the region Particular objectives: –To establish an international regime of navigation –To establish sustainable water management –To prevent/limit hazards (floods, droughts, ice and accidents) and reduce/eliminate their negative consequences

7 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services FASRB Implementation coordinated by the ISRBC (BA, HR, RS, SI) Fields of work of the ISRBC –Issues of sustainability: Improvement of water quality and protection of water quantity Protection of aquatic ecosystem Protection against the harmful effects of water (due to floods, ice, droughts, accidents) –Development activities: Different kinds of water use (navigation, hydropower, water supply, irrigation, recreation, tourism) Broadest scope of work among European river commissions

8 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services River Basin Management Preparation of the Sava RBM Plan (EU WFD) –Sava River Basin Analysis Report Comprehensive nature First GIS maps of the basin Available on the web-site –Further preparation of the Plan with the technical assistance financed by EU Protocol on Sediment Management Protocol on Transboundary Impact Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin

9 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services Flood Management Preparation of the Sava FRM Plan (EU Flood Directive) –Protocol on flood protection to the FASRB (signed in 2010) –Hydrological model of the SRB and the hydraulic model of the SR –Flood hazard and flood risk mapping

10 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services Hydro-meteorological Issues Advances in the exchange of hydro- meteorological informationAdvances in the exchange of hydro- meteorological information Hydrological Yearbook of the Sava River Basin (the first since 1986)Hydrological Yearbook of the Sava River Basin (the first since 1986) Plans for preparation of the Hydrological Study for the Sava River Basin (the first since 1976)Plans for preparation of the Hydrological Study for the Sava River Basin (the first since 1976) Plans for development of the Flood Forecasting and Warning System for the Sava River BasinPlans for development of the Flood Forecasting and Warning System for the Sava River Basin

11 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services Accident Prevention and Control Accident Emergency Warning System –Participation in testing of the existing system of the ICPDR –Efforts to improve the work of PIACs in the Sava countries Draft Protocol on Emergency Situations to the FASRB Water Pollution Contingency Management Plan –Project proposal developed –Regional project team established –Funding being sought (European TCP SEE) –Introduced into the Action Plan of the EU Danube Strategy

12 Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services Public Participation Sava NewsFlash bulletin Brochures and publications ISRBC web-site Press-releases Press-conferences Media briefings Consultation workshops Public presentations

13 Contact information International Sava River Basin Commission Vladimira Nazora Zagreb Croatia Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Services


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