Environmental and Scientific NGO Observer Statement at the ICPDR Ordinary Meeting 2015
Endorsed in Vienna on 1 December 2015 by Danube Environmental Forum; WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme; IAD, DANUBEPARKS, European Anglers Association
The environmental and scientific NGO observers of the ICPDR welcome the Danube River Basin District Management Plan Update 2015 and the first Flood Risk Management Plan as well as the opportunities provided to us to bring our contributions to those documents over the past years. The ICPDR remains a shining example of transparency and good stakeholder involvement! We also particularly appreciate the efforts taken to better integrate nature conservation aspects and the prominent role sturgeon conservation plays in the water management context. However, unfortunately, the weaknesses we highlighted in the draft plans one year ago largely remain. Please see the joint statement.