Introduction

The World Bank is providing technical assistance aimed at improving the effectiveness of the joint flood management of the countries cooperating in the Sava River basin. This technical assistance is provided through Improvement of joint flood management actions in the Sava River Basin Project financed under the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). The Project consists of two components:

  1. Preparation of a joint Flood Risk Management Plan in the Sava River Basin (Sava FRMP) and
  2. Establishment of a Flood Forecasting and Warning System (FFWS) in the Sava River Basin.

The Project is particularly important because it directly supports the achievement of objectives of the Protocol on the Flood Protection to the Framework Agreement of the Sava River Basin. The overall objective of the project is to improve the quality and effectiveness of joint flood and drought management, and forecasting capacities in the Sava River Basin. The project aims at fostering cooperation among the countries which share the basin, and at creating the conditions for sustainable flood protection.

Preparation of the Sava FRMP provides an essential policy guidance and operational advice on enhancing convergence with the Floods Directive (FD) and the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Sava FRMP ensures a coordinated planning of measures and supports implementation of the joint activities of the countries cooperating under the umbrella of ISRBC. It defines priority measures having in mind population, economic activities including infrastructure, environment and cultural heritage, in accordance with the EU water acquis. Sava FRMP ensures implementation of the principle of solidarity and the “no harm rule”, so that measures planned for the territory of one country may not, by their magnitude or impact, significantly increase the flood risk on the territory of another country.

The project of the Sava FRMP preparation is supported by the World Bank and implemented by the consulting company EPTISA Servicios de Ingeneria, S.L. (Spain) in coordination and cooperation with the International Sava River Basin Commission.

 

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