WorkShop n°1 - Danube Region

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WorkShop n°1 - Danube Region: Agenda and presentations
28-29 January 2014
REC Conference Center, Szentendre, Hungary

28. 01.2014

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00


1.      Welcome

Mr Radoje Lausevic, Deputy Director, Regional Environmental Center (REC)

Mr Balázs Medgyesy,   Hungarian Commissioner for the EUSDR

Natural Water Retention Measures - EU Policy Context
(presentation) and (Vidéo)
Ms Evdokia Achilleos, DG Environment


2. Opening remarks, goals of the meeting and introduction of participants
Ms. Jovanka Ignjatovic,

11:00 – 12:00


Chair: Ms. Jovanka Ignjatovic, REC

1. Overview of the NWRM project by Mr Benoît Fribourg-Blanc, OIEau

2.  NWRMs - Characterization and integration in river basin management planning by Mr Pierre Strosser, ACTeon

3. Guidance document on NWRM in river basin management & the integrated web-based tool by Mr Pierre Strosser, ACTeon

 Discussions, all participants

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 – 13:15

4.  Linking to the CIS process in the Danube River Basin by
Mr Raimund Mair, ICPDR technical expert

5. NWRMs “practice” example - Experience from the Netherlands by
Mr. Frank van Lamoen, Head of International cooperation Nature, Environment, Water and Climate Unit, Province North Brabant, Direction Ecology,

6. NWRMs “practice” example - Experience from Austria byDr. Veronika Koller-Kreimel , Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry , Environment and Water Management, Aquatic Ecology Subunit

Discussions, all participants

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch break

14:30 – 16:30

STUDY VISIT – Szentendre-Pomázi plane wetland restoration

Departure by bus (in case of bad weather presentation will be hold)

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 – 18:00


Chair: Ms. Jovanka Ignjatovic, REC

1.  Thematic presentation (e.g. on effectiveness, costs, benefits or implementation) by Mr Gábor Ungvári, REKK - NWRM

2.  Integration of NWRMs into the Sava River Basin Management plan by
Samo Groselj, ISRBC - Deputy Secretary for Protection of waters and aquatic ecosystem

3.  Landscape restoration program and integrated river basin management  in Slovak republic by
Mr Michail Kravcik, Chairman at NGO “People and Water”


Discussions, all participants

19:30 -


29. 01.2014

09:00 – 11:00

III: TGSs continuation - Split in TGSs on

-          Synthesis presentation of issues by  the TGS’s Chairs


a)    TGS on Agriculture & Forestry

Chair: Mr Gábor Ungvári, REKK

-       Implementation of NWRMs in agricultural and forestry sectors by Mr Gábor Ungvári, REKK

-       Agriculture and Land Use in Lonja Field by Prof. Dr. Milan Mesic and Aleksandra Jurišić  (Faculty of Agriculture, HR)

Discussions, all participants


b)   TGS on Urban Areas

Chair: Mr Andras Kis, REKK

-       Implementation of NWRMs in urban areas by Mr Andras Kis, REKK

-       Drainage Area Study of the city of Hradec Kralove and its utilization for urban planning by Mr Milan Suchánek (CZ)

-       Natural water retention measures, contribution of constructed wetlands, by Ms Mira Shalabi (HR)

-       Analysis of water quality of the reservoir Vonarje/Sutla Lake and possibility for restoration and utilization by Gorana Ćosić-Flajsig (HR/SI)

Discussions, all participants


c)    TGS on Natural Areas

Chair: Ms. Jovanka Ignjatovic, REC

-       Implementation of NWRMs in natural areas by Jovanka Ignjatovic, REC

-       NWRM in Flood Management, bu Mr Peter Bakonyi (HU)

-       WWF´s experience in Danube basin floodplain restoration by Ms Irene Lucius (WWF)

-       Restoration potential for floodplains in the Danube River Basin, by Mr Ulrich SCHWARZ (IAD)

-       Practical case in green Infrastructure, Ileana Vasilescu (RO)

-       Experience in Wetlands restoration and conservation concerning natural water retention measures by Veraddina Pavlova (BG)

Discussions, all participants

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 13:30


Chair: Ms. Jovanka Ignjatovic, REC

1.      Reporting from the TGSs on:
demands for the catalog of NWRMs and practical guidance
main challenges in the implementation of the NWRMs in the region,
benefits and good practices, lessons learned
instruments to promote implementation of the NWRM in the region

Discussion, all participants

2.      Indication of possible synergies and coordinated actions between the project and ICPDR by Mr Raimund Mair, ICPDR

3.      Synthesis of the discussions and next steps by  Mr Benoît FRIBOURG-BLANC, OIEAU

 Discussions, all participants

 4.      Closing remarks, Ms. Jovanka Ignjatovic,  REC

13:00 – 13:30

Travel costs reimbursement

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 17:00



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