International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) is a transnational body, which has been established to implement the Danube River Protection Convention. Since its creation in 1998 the ICPDR has promoted policy agreements and the setting of joint priorities and strategies for improving the state of the Danube and its tributaries. The work of the ICPDR is based on the Danube River Protection Convention, the major legal instrument for cooperation and transboundary water management in the Danube River Basin.

The goals of the ICPDR are:

·     the conservation, improvement and rational use of surface waters and groundwater;

·     preventive measures to control hazards originating from accidents involving floods, ice or hazardous substances; 

·     measures to reduce the pollution loads entering the Black Sea from sources in the Danube River Basin;

·     Safeguarding the Danube’s Water resources for future generation;

·     Naturally balanced waters free from excess nutrients;

·     No more risk from toxic chemicals;

·     Healthy and sustainable river systems;

·     Damage-free floods.

SHS collaborators are members of the following Working Groups of the Commission: Expert Group on Flood Protection and Monitoring and Assessment Expert Group.

For more information click  www.icpdr.org