Project presentation

Project name: “Danube WATER integrated management” – WATER

Short description: Danube WATER project is classified as strategic project for both the implementation of the Danube Strategy and Programme Romania-Bulgaria cross-border development.

The aim of the project is the modernization and development of the integrated qualitative and quantitative measurements on common sector of the Danube, by Romania and Bulgaria, by:

– Improve monitoring of the Danube plain water, for the river and the aquifer in which the water exchange and downstream of the main users of water, electro-nuclear power station at Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant and at the fields of oil mining and processing from Serbia and Romania;

– Acquisition of two vessels that will be used for water quality monitoring as a tool for rapid intervention in case of major oil pollution on the Danube;

– Provision by each partner of the results of measurements (each country can thus reduce their hydrological measurement program);

– Work linkage methodologies and data processing in each country.

Other relevant details: Ministry of Environment and Climate Changes from Romania is the Lead Partner and is coordinating the activities of 12 partners, including:

– 7 (seven) project partners from Romania: PP2- National Administration “Romanian Waters”; PP3-National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management; PP4-Technical University of Civil Engineering from Bucharest (TUCEB); PP5-National Environmental Protection Agency; PP6-National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry & Petrochemistry – ICECHIM Bucharest; PP7-Romanian Authority for Nuclear Activities – Institute for Nuclear Research Pitesti; PP8-University Politehnica of Bucharest;

– 5 (five) project partners from Bulgaria: PP9-Ministry of Environment and Water; PP10-National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; PP11-Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River (EAEMDR); PP12-Executive Environmental Agency; PP13-The Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE).

The project budget is:11,027,860.77  EUR.

Status: Ongoing Projects – implementation period: 29.06.2012 – 29.07.2015.